Hello all! Would like to hear about your favorite foodie stores (A.J.'s, Vincent's?) here in the valley. Whenever I visit family in the Washington, DC Dulles area, I always wish to go to Wegman's, a specialty food store and food market (crabcakes, sushi, deli, salad bars, pizzeria, olive/cheese bar, French pastries, you name it, they've got it!), but for some reason rarely get a chance to do so. I've yet to come across a store here that matches the vast selection of foods available to order and eat. From what I've read, Vincent's on Camelback may be what I'm looking for, but I still haven't gotten around to visiting. Is this location open during these summer months? I think AJ's may be a miniature version of Wegman's as far as the grocery aisles and deli sections (Ahwatukee area, anyway).
Anyone know of foodie stores besides World Market, La Grande Orange (which I do not particularly care for, sorry) and the Ahwatukee AJ's that I should check out? Although not exactly Wegman's or AJ's, The Farm at South Mountain does offer up three restaurants and has specialty sections (organic veggie stands, bread) is closed for the summer months (although Quiessence, a restaurant I haven't tried, yet ia open from 5p to closing)... how I miss the French toast at Morning Glory Cafe!
Thank you in advance!