Now's the time to taste how the city's global fare is merging with creative new takes on local food and cooking.
Photo courtsey of Phoenicia Specialty Foods/Doris Ting
The downtown location of Phoenicia Specialty Foods occupies two floors of a block-long building, offering food lovers a Willy Wonka--like setting with 15,000 items from more than 50 countries. A deli houses dozens of varieties of olives, feta, and charcuterie. Salads include anything from octopus to four kinds of roasted eggplant, and there's herring and sprats along with salmon and white fish in the smoked-fish case. When it's time for dessert, the bakery has a dozen varieties of baklava, as well as éclairs, fresh bread, Danish pastries, and espresso.
Pictured: Lamb shanks at Phoenicia Specialty Foods