An eclectic mix of exotic and local markets that provide an aesthetically satisfying experience, incomparable to supermarkets. Take some time to search out your local farmers’ markets, CSAs, and ethnic shops. Your cooking will explode with flavor just by using the freshest local and whole food ingredients.
ALTOMONTE”S ITALIAN MARKET AND DELICATESSEN
Doylestown and Warminster, PA
“00” flour for homemade pasta. Large deli section with cheeses, meats, etc.
Asian and International Supermarket, North Wales, PA and other locations
Huge asian supermarket with specialty produce and products from around the world. More kimchee than you can eat in a lifetime.
Italian Restaurant Supplier and Retail Store, Chalfont, NJ
Even if you don’t need a commercial size pizza oven, Bova has a retail store with all sorts of Italian specialties.
Bulk “00” flour. Also, pizza peels and pans, cutters and spatulas.
The Finest From Spain, New York, NY
Wonderful goodies from Spain. Mail order and storefront in NYC with tapas and cheeses.
A world of spices, grains, beans, condiments, dried fruits, and nuts.
KIMBERTON WHOLE FOODS
Ottsville, PA and Other Locations
Natural foods market. My favorite organic raw milk from Kimberton and local pastured hen eggs.
Bulk foods including dried fruits, nuts, grains, coffees, teas, candies, spices, dried herbs, sugars, flavorings,and gift items.
266 Fairview Road, Frenchtown, NJ
The best (and largest) peaches I’ve ever eaten. It’s impossible to grow peaches organically in the northeast, but this is when I’ll go conventional. No website, no regular hours. Call ahead and place an order or take your chances and drive by (they’ll have a sign out, if they’re open).
OAK TREE ROAD
Indian shops, markets and restaurants galore in Central New Jersey.
Make a day of it and learn about the different regions of India.
PATEL FOOD MARKET
Indian Grocery, Montgomeryville, PA
Bulk spices, rice, grains, flours, beans, dals, and produce. Curry leaves and cilantro with their roots!
COOKERY WARE SHOP
Peddler’s Village, Lahaska, PA
Large selection of everything for the kitchen and dining.
LA BELLE CUISINE
Fine Cookware, Emmaus, PA
A beautiful shop in quaint Emmaus, PA. Nancy, the owner is as sweet as can be and her husband makes the best tomato sauce.
The Baking Steel
The best surface for baking pizza.
THE BRIDGE CAFE
This is where the bikers stop, the leg pedaled type that is. Great food, coffee, and pastries. Located overlooking the Delaware River. A walk along the main street will also delight. There are gift, candy, wool, antique, toy, clothing, and linen shops.
The IN place to eat, with locally sourced ingredients.
Ottsville and Wrightstown, PA
Hand made ice cream from local organic cream. Worth the trip.
CROSS COUNTRY NURSERIES
Chile, Tomato and Pepper Plants, Rosemont, NJ
The largest selection of chile plants in the country. Janie and Fernando are just the sweetest.
Onsite nursery sales and mail order from mid-April through the end of May.
JOHNNY’S SELECTED SEEDS
The best place for vegetable, flower, herb, and cover crop seeds. Fantastic tools, many designed by the illustrious Elliot Coleman.
WELL-SWEEP HERB FARM
Mail Order and Shop/Nursery
Port Murray, NJ
The largest selection of herb plants in the country. Many exotics here. They have a fantastic catalog.