3156 Glendale Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90039
Take one step through Proof Bakery's doors and you know you've entered into something truly special. Executive pastry chef Na Young Ma and Cognescenti Coffee owner, Yeekai Lim, have created the Tartine of Los Angeles - with quality pastries, breads and coffee all under one roof.
3313 Hyland Ave (At The OC MIX)
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
The Cheese Shop has it all. A hard to come by selection of domestic and imported farmstead cheeses located within its well-designed shop at the OC MIX. It's a great spot and we feel lucky to be there.
3015 Woodside Road
Woodside, CA. 94062
Roberts was established as a butcher shop in the San Francisco Tenderloin District in 1889 where almost everything was delivered by horse and buggy. Stocked with beautiful, well considered food items, Roberts Market remains one of the oldest grocery stores in California today.
1745 Folsom Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Rainbow Grocery was started by an ashram in San Francisco in the early 1970s. Today it exists on Folsom street, running as cooperative; one of the finest grocery stores in the United States. In honor of Bringham Young's famous yet truthful saying…."This Is The Place."
3932 West Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90029
Cafe Stella is the Silverlake restaurant with ample indiscriminate paintings on the wall and simple, quality dishes (such as moules frites) that make it a neighborhood staple. It's also the first restaurant Jessica went to when she moved to Silverlake over 4 years ago. Seems like a bit of destiny that their brunch is now served with Sqirl Preserves.
4854 Fountain Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90029
Square One - A Los Angeles staple where you can always depend on a great brunch and an hour wait to get in. Does toast come with your meal? Then it will be accompanied by the most in-season jam Sqirl has to offer. Sweet
1880 Santa Barbara Ave, Suite 130
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Meze in San Luis Obispo is a specialty market and cafe with a focus on unique foods and obscure wines. The market is the pantry for the food, wine, and ingredients used in the cafe. So while Sqirl is on the shelf, you'll find it on cheese plates and dishes as well.
225 26th Street #25
Santa Monica, CA 90402
Chef/owner Jeff Cerciello's (Thomas Keller's former aide de camp) exquisite market includes a stock of gourmet larder products, produce, beer, wine, cheese, housewares (Heath ceramics and Matteo linens) and charcuterie all carefully selected by Emiliano Lee, the store's market manager and one of the most respected cheesemongers in the US. The space, floor to ceiling heath ceramic tiles, does not disappoint, and you'll always leave with a new appreciation for a farmer or small food producer.
2912 Rowena Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90039
Co-owners Sophie Esteban and Peter Graham provide Silver Lake with its own little piece of Manhattan while still giving the west it's due at Broome Street General. You can expect to find exceptional products and subtly designed kitchenware arranged tastefully inside this Rowena Avenue bungalow.
5772 W Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90019
Owners Yasha and Anya Michelson, describe their family's magnificent, tri-tiered edifice, Paper or Plastik, as part café, part physical theater hub, and part design shop. The coffee bar, which functions as the center of operations, brews Intelligentsia and Ecco coffee, while also offering sandwiches, salads, baked goods, and sweet treats. Regardless of your reason for visiting, Paper or Plastik is an experience not to be missed.
57 E Holly St
Pasadena, CA 91103
The influence of Portland and San Francisco permeates Pasadena's Market on Holly, the collaboration of co-owners and long time residents, Marty Davich and Mary Pat Brandmeyer. Serving as a much-appreciated break from the ubiquitous chain store blah of the Old Town District, Market on Holly features both breakfast and lunch menus, CSA produce and eggs, coffee bar, and cheese counter.
1424 W Colorado Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91105
This quaint café features the pillowy marshmallows and sea salt caramels that owner Christine Moore has become famous for. In addition you'll find her shop a relaxing stop for a well-made pastry or sandwich. Nuzzled amongst the foothills of northeast Los Angeles, Little Flower Candy Company is a wonderful refuge from the city's frenzied pace.
325 North Yale Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711-4727
Sisters, Marnie and Lydia Clarke, continue the family tradition of dairy industry involvement (their grandfather was the founder of Alta Dena Dairy) by opening the Cheese Cave in Claremont. Housed in a welcoming Nor-Cal inspired space, the Cheese Cave offers up one of the most incredible selection of domestic and imported cheese in Southern California.
1100 & 1001 Kettner Blvd
San Diego, CA 92101
Are you looking for a rope belt buckle by Kiel Mead; or maybe a pearl paper polyhedron vase for that succulent you got at the office holiday party; or is it that your brain is craving some world-class modern-aesthetic stimuli? Yes? Sounds like the X Store at the La Jolla branch of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego is itching to scratch that itch you need scratched.
6801 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90038
We're glad that Jill Bernheimer left her career as a film executive. For the selfish fact that Bernheimer offers LA residence a chance to experience her considered taste for producers who work their land honestly under the roof of her refreshingly designed store on Melrose. This level of accountability, coupled with the lack of pretension in the service, offers the customer a chance to lower his or her defenses and just enjoy one of the most pleasant wine-shopping experiences in Los Angeles.
419 N Beverly Dr
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
The Cheese Store of Beverly Hills is a Southern California institution. For over 40 years its well stocked quarters has offered Los Angeles an unrivaled selection of cheeses, exceptional goods, wine and house-made wine vinegars made in life size amphora's. A must for any Angelino.
Los Angeles, CA
Nancy Silverton and the late Amy Pressman dreamed up Short Order and Short cakes years ago and now it's a reality at the original Farmer's Market on Fairfax and Third. Both seasonally inspired, Short Order will serve Silverton approved burgers and pretzel bun hot dogs (to name a few things) laded with lacto fermented pickles and fresh sauerkraut, respectively. At Short Cake you'll find parfaits with strawberry and thyme preserve cut with seasonal compote, sandwiches with fresh cheese and tomato and coriander jam, and fall butters lathered on shortcake bars. Jams and pickles will be available retail - a hub for the best of what Sqirl offers.
1283 Madison Ave
(between 91st St & 92nd St)
New York, NY 10128
Actress Phoebe Cates knows what she likes, and now thanks to Blue Tree, her Upper Eastside of boutique, you can like what she likes too. Filled fanciful jewelry, prized gifts, children's games, and clothing for the most stylish of families, Blue Tree is as fun as it is smart.
1198 Howell Mill Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
Whether you are a time-tested food appreciator or just a tenderfoot, you'll know you've found something extraordinary at Star Provisions. Owned by Bacchanalia, Star Provisions is a marketplace experience unlike anything in Atlanta or in the US for that matter. It absolutely provides "the highest level of service and knowledge" on cheese, wine, beer, meats, bread, seafood and other quality food items, in addition to gifts and cookware.
600 Central Avenue SE # A
Albuquerque, NM 87102
There's nothing quite like this place in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Since 2006, chef/owner Jason Green has made sourcing ingredients a priority, championing farmers and producers who are committed to food in a way that few are. We thank The Grove Cafe for believing in us.
660 Pennsylvania Ave SE
Washington, DC 20003
Sapore is a new market in Washington DC specializing in the sourcing and selling of the best single origin oils & vinegars from all over the world.
6801 Greenwood Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98103
Jenny and Anson Klock's wine and food spot, Picnic, offers restaurant caliber food to takeaway paired with an extensive collection of affordable excellent wine. We hear they carry a number of wines from our friend, importer Jose Pastor. Just knowing that means that we're in the right place.
Eat Boutique is one of very few online sites celebrating the small food producer. The products are thoughtfully chosen for their seasonal and regional gift boxes..