I'm new in town and wanted some shortcuts for places to shop that aren't Ralph's or TJ's. What are hounders' favorite places to pick up gourmet foods or other selections from specialized regions or places -- say Italy, Spain, Mexico, etc.?
I've discovered some great Asian markets so far, and Bristol Farms and Whole Foods are reliable, but are there any other suggestions?
On another note. Any markets that are especially well known for their produce? I live near the Fairfax Farmer's Market which is a fine place for meat fish and poultry, but the produce is appalling!