Specialty Foods

Share your favorite specialty food shops, ask questions about to where to find unusual ingredients and brands, and chat with Chowhounds about local shops and products in your area.

This Chicago Spice Shop Is Epic...Literally

Tucked beneath the facade of an old menswear store, Epic Spices is unassuming at first glance. Step through the little corridor between diagrams of posters (featuring figs, cloves, and pepper), and...

What’s your secret Curry ingredient or technique?

by kelvin_of_ranard 25 days ago

In reference to the dish, versus the powder, what secrets are Hounders willing to share on how prepare excellent curry?

George Washington Cake?

by cgarner 9 years ago

My husband grew up in Germantown in the late 50's and early 60's. He has fond memories of George Washington Cake (it's kind of a spice cake chocolate icing or frosting, I'm not sure) sold in large ...

ISO "Wet" or unripe Walnuts (green fresh)

by itryalot 4 months ago

I am looking to purchase or order a case of wet green or unripe walnuts somewhere in the lower thumb area stretching from Detroit to Port Huron and west to Bloomfield Hills area.

Suggestions for two 20-something on a budget in Seattle?

by ninrn 4 months ago

My niece just graduated from college and she and her boyfriend are taking their first vacation together to Seattle. Both love anything to do with the art and science of making food and beverages, a...

White Plains Farmers Market kicks off April 24th...

by gutreactions 6 months ago

A sure sign of the new season, outdoor farmers markets are starting up again. The popular White Plains Farmers Market actually begins on Earth Day, Wednesday, April 24th, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and...

Zabar's delivers...

by gutreactions 6 months ago

Like so many others, I have enjoyed Zabar's for many years. However, I never realized how good their delivery service can be. Twice in the past year I have been invited to out-of-town brunches wher...

Chile mije/mixe aka the Oaxacan pastilla in Mexico City?

by shescheeky 9 months ago

Hi, New husband and I are traveling to Mexico City in a few weeks. I'm an avid home cook and was hoping you kind and knowledgable folks would know where to find the elusive Chile mije/mixe aka th...

Yummy Market ( Major Mac & Dufferin ) - An Amazing ' European Experience ' Super Market!!!

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 6 years ago

Opened about 3 months ago, I only realize of its existence through the flyer they send out yesterday. With an area about twice the size of McEwan on Don Mills, this impressive 'European product foc...

China Lily Soya Sauce

by Googs 10 years ago

I can't seem to find it anywhere now. I know it isn't the high end chi-chi soya, but I find it very handy for beef marinades. Does anyone know where to find it

Garden Hearts Iceberg Babies | Boggiatto Produce, Salinas

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

Star Market in Salinas promoted Boggiatto Produce's Garden Hearts Iceberg Babies in its weekly flyer. These are a special strain of iceberg lettuce that grows to about the size of a softball. With ...

Montreal MUST-eats (local food)

by Qball 1 year ago

Hello, I'm traveling to Montreal with my two small sons and want to try what Montreal is known for. I want some great French restaurants (maybe even some good take out ones?), great poutine and a...

Where can I find just plain chicken stock?

by chowchow12345678 7 years ago

No one seems to sell chicken stock or broth without several other ingredients. I'd rather not have to make it.

Where to find Gourmet Salts?

by ldubosky 1 year ago

First post here! My sister is starting a gourmet salt collection, and I’m soon traveling to London— so I was wondering if there are any interesting places to pick up some cool/unique sea salt or ...

New ideas in oatmeal

by drrayeye 2 years ago

Since my childhood, I've always had oatmeal for breakfast, made with old fashioned Quaker Oats. Recently, with induction, I've been able to recreate that dish for one, by adding a cup of oats to 2...

zeytinia trouble? [Croton]

by DGresh 7 years ago

Was just there today and it had that "sparse" look when a place is in trouble. Whole shelves in the freezer, cheese area, and "fancy bean" area that were empty. No milk in the refrigerator (though ...

Where can I find Marmite in Montreal?

by saregama 2 years ago

Staying in the downtown / westmount area. Looking for Marmite jars - the spreadable kind. I see Bovril soup concentrate at the supermarkets, but no Marmite... maybe I'm looking in the wrong section...

Is there any point in getting in to buying organic products?

by Danraph373 2 years ago

My spouse and I were discussing whether to be more conscious about buying organic products when shopping.. I'm quite cynical about it however, and have read accounts of the organic label meaning...

Short trip - a food/goodie treasure hunt - ideas?

by flygirl 2 years ago

Good morning everyone I'm heading up to NYC on Memorial Day for an overnight, home the next evening. I'll arrive in time for lunch and I'm staying in Soho but more towards the water - on Hud...

London Food Markets

by noradailey 2 years ago

I will be in London early August. Really enjoy local food markets, local produce, any mixture of that sort. I have not found any recent posts about this. Any suggestions?

AG Ferrari Warehouse Sale Returns March 17

by DavidT 2 years ago

AG Ferrari is having a another sale at their warehouse in Alameda. It is one day only, Friday, March 17 from 9am to 4pm. I was at the one 6-8 weeks ago. There were some very good buys on pastas,...