These are the ten 2020 Best Food Shops. In a year when food shops and shopping assumed a greater importance, many shops expanded their assortments. We love food shopping, planning menus, making lists and shopping (in person) for all the delicious ingredients. We appreciate buying local, when possible, organic and goods with traceable provenance. We are happy to see minimally packaged, zero waste goods also continue to grow in importance. From London to Los Angles and New York to Bordeaux, these ten shops offer unique goods and experiences. We could spend hours browsing and being inspired to cook many a delicious meal at these lovely 2020 Best Food Shops.
15 -17 Calvert Avenue, Bethnal Green, London
Charming grocery and food shop with a neighboring cafe. Leila’s shop produce table is filled with locally-sourced produce, shelves are stacked with delicious pantry items, as well as offering artisan breads and cheese.
291 Portobello Road, London
Glass jars of grains, pulses and dried foods line the walls of this zero waste grocery store. Liberté Chérie is housed in classic green shopfront on one of London’s most popular shopping streets.
1549 Echo Park Ave, Los Angeles, CA
Neighborhood green grocer specializing in responsibly grown and tasty produce, meats and fish, cheese, prepared foods and more.
Gloucestershire & London
An organic and sustainable farm in Daylesford, Gloucestershire supplies the farm shops and cafes with delicious seasonal food and produce.
21 Sciennes Road, Edinburgh
Food and homewares shop offering go-to ingredients and everyday essentials. Elliott’s, Edinburgh, provides goods for cooking and serving a delicious meal at home founded by best-selling cookbook author, Jessica Elliott Dennison.
FUMBALLY FOOD MARKET
Fumbally Lane, The Liberties, Dublin
A stables dating to 1750 is home to a weekly market featuring produce from local Irish farms, Scéal Bakery sourdough breads and pastries, fermented foods, a coffee shop and more. Be prepared to queue.
KLEIN THE GROCER
Haarlemmerdijk 26, Amsterdam
“Modern provisions for modern hippies”, this fun-loving food shop uses colorful graphics and humor to market its wide range of food stuffs.
L’ÉPICERIE LE LOCAL
14 Rue Sainte-Colombe, Bordeaux
Crates of colorful, local produce displayed against the framework of the stunning original architectural features of the building, and neat rows of speciality goods line the walls.
2/111 Jonson Street, Byron Bay, NSW
Asian speciality grocery shop, Yum Cha dumpling shop plus gifts and goods for the home.
187 Atlantic Avenue and 34 35th Street, Industry City, Brooklyn
125-year-old Middle Eastern grocery with bulk & prepared foods plus cheeses, coffee, oils, olives & gift baskets.