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...

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New ideas in oatmeal

by drrayeye 3 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 8 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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,...

What should I bring back from Spain?

by Monica 4 years ago

I know there are numerous posting on what to bring back from France but I don't recall any posting about Spain. Any special food products and related products I should bring back? Thanks!

I need help finding grocery stores and restaurants in Tri-Cities Tennessee

by Foodandgreyhounds 5 years ago

I'm a new resident of Kingsport TN and close to the edge of culinary breakdown. I'm sending this out as a last ditch attempt to find grocery and restaurant suggestions in the Tri-Cities that would...

Rosedale's Finest Specialty Foods

by sumdumgoy 4 years ago

This very elegant grocery store with carefully curated food selection will make most 'hounds hearts beat faster. Here is BlogTO's take: www.blogto.com/grocery/rosedales-finest-toronto/

New England Food Show - Feb 26th

by grant.cook 4 years ago

Has anyone walked the floor at the New England Food Show (at the Convention Center, Sun-Tuesday Feb 26th-28th)? I have a couple of vendors I'd like to talk to, but nothing I couldn't do in another...

Cambodian Mangoes

by nzamo 4 years ago

Hi! From a recent trip to southeast Asia an acquaintance exclaimed that Cambodian mangoes are the best they have ever had. Any chance I can find any in NYC? Looks like a popular kind is Keo ...

Patented sugar reduction molecule will be on shelves next year

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 years ago

"Sugar reduction specialist DouxMatok is in advanced talks with multinational food manufacturers and says its patented flavour-carrying particle will be on shelves in Europe by 2018. DouxMatok's pr...

Callebaut - Guittard - Sharfen Berger Chocolate

by benzma 8 years ago

Does anyone know where I can buy the better chocolate products in San Diego? I'm looking for semi-sweet Callebaut, Guittard French Vanilla Chocolate, and Sharffen Berger cocoa powder. Many thanks...

Flat rice noodle

by kora 4 years ago

ISO Flat rice noodle factory or manufacture. Used to go to the one in the old chinatown but that had close. Any idea where I can get in around toronto.

Positional Food

by evansl 4 years ago

Since we had one of our worst restaurant meals ever a few weeks ago (a story for another time), we decided to try something new for holiday eating. We went to some fancy food stores we'd never trie...

Pastosa Ravioli coming to Florham Park!

by bropaul 4 years ago

While driving this afternoon I saw a sign on a building in Florham Park that I was pretty sure that it said "Pastosa Ravioli". I checked their website and sure enough they are coming to Morris Coun...

Live and Freshly Killed Chickens at King Poultry & Produce in San Francisco Chinatown

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 8 years ago

Thanks to little big al’s tip http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/910432#8279406 , on Tuesday morning I found the time to stop by the new poultry shop on Broadway (@ Powell) in Chinatown. It’s spic-a...

EuroMarket in Astoria seized for nonpayment of taxes?

by ratgirlagogo 4 years ago

I know there were some problems over the summer but I thought it had been worked out. I went there last night and picked up some spaetzle and some olive oil. Went by tonight to get some beer for ...