Sure, your local supermarket probably carries all of your daily grocery necessities, but there are always those special, hard-to-find products that you just have to have. When the supermarket fails you, your next best bet is a gourmet or specialty foods shop. With a wide array of tasty and fresh gourmet goods, these shops are sure to fill any gaps in your cupboard.
7301 Red Rd
With a few locations in South Florida, Gardner’s Market carries some of the freshest produce in town and a great selection of specialty condiments, sauces and desserts. A lot of people also stop by for their delicious deli sandwiches, like the Plymouth which is made with fresh sliced turkey and dried cranberries—yum!
Norman Brothers Produce
7621 SW 87th
Fresh, locally grown produce is the star of the show at Norman Brothers Produce. Their huge selection of fruits and veggies is all grown in south Dade and is as fresh as it gets. They also boast a wide selection of fresh meats, poultry and fish. With catering services and delicious ready-to-eat meals, Norman Brother’s seems to have all a gourmet market can offer.
1656 Alton Rd
Miami Beach, FL
A Miami Beach staple for over 60 years, Epicure has found a devout following. With specialty cheeses, wines, chocolates and spices, you are sure to find any out of the ordinary item here. The ready-made hot food, while pricey, is great and their bakery offers some of the best desserts and pastries in town like the dreamy ET chocolate cake.
687 NE 79th St
This Russian specialty foods store will not disappoint! Marky’s specializes in caviar and foie gras, providing many varieties imported from around Europe. They also offer other international goods from countries like Russia, France, Spain, Canada, Italy and Uruguay. Customers are in love with great products and fair prices.
Fernanda's International Market and Vintage Winery
3045 N Federal Hwy
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Fernanda’s is a must if you are craving authentic Italian deli products or rare delicacies from around the world. They offer a wide assortment of goodies like fresh white anchovies, olives and cheeses plus a unique selection of wines. Customers rave about their fresh made sandwiches that you can take out or enjoy in their Tuscan themed sitting area.