I'm looking for independent shops that carry a range of specialty foods—boutique olive oils, vinegars, cured meats, heirloom dried beans, grains, pastas, honeys, mustards, etc. If they have a knock-out cheese selection, even better.
I've done some preliminary research already, but with this lousy search function that doesn't let you search by date, it's been a little slow going.
I'll be moving to D.C. from Atlanta in August, so I'm a little ahead of the game, but I'm planning to do some food-centric research on our next visit up, so thought I would get a head start.
Coming from a town where the farmers' markets are brilliant on quality but tiny in number, I'm already psyched about those, but I haven't found much yet in the way of specialty foods. Whole Foods is my last resort , but I'd way rather give my money to local shop owners.
Many thanks for your help.