2023: Bronx Voted Barino’s Market Best Gourmet Food Store! (Tie)

Barino’s Market
3244 Ampere Ave
(718) 828-9200 – barinosmarket.com

Barino’s Market has a colorful collection of fine Italian food so stylishly displayed you’d think appearances are everything. But take some of the preparations and supplies home for your special meals and find out quickly why this gourmet food store stands out in a crowd. Get in the holiday feasting mood and just browse the aisles to unwind then make your important selections. Too busy to cook Barino’s also becomes the place to pick up a delectable entree on a busy weeknight. The Italian deli is the kind of specialty store you might consider a sensory food show. The space is a wonderland of sights, sounds, and aromas that stir your creative cooking juices. The pungent bite of sharp provolone, and sweet, savory artfully layered paper-thin cuts of imported prosciutto, mortadella, and sopressata asking you to devour them is part of the experience. Stock up now on quality brands of delicious pasta, find every imaginable pepper in a jar, and look for an assortment of olives that will beckon you to try them long before your car ride home. Everything is made in-house in a technically up-to-date kitchen by a trained cook staff whose livelihood relies on customers’ content. The next time you have a craving for something delicious, take yourself in for a shopping treat to Barino’s and find out why the best hosts around the city stock up on their antipasto at the store.

2023: Bronx Voted Borgatti’s Ravioli & Egg Noodles Best Gourmet Food Store! (Tie)

Borgatti’s Ravioli & Egg Noodles
632 E. 187th St.
(718) 367-3799 – borgattis.com

The smell of fresh dough is all you need to know when you make Borgatti’s Ravioli & Egg Noodles an important stop on a shopping day. Once in, no gourmet food store will ever seem as worthy of your time and budget. You’ll find protein and spaghetti pasta from Borgatti’s so fresh and delicious that their inclusion in your holiday meal will be a family sensation. Everyone will want you to drop a name when they ask who supplied the fresh ravioli, soft melt-in-your-mouth little pillows stuffed with oh-so-fresh creamy ricotta, or the delicious cheese mixed with fresh lobster, among choices. Along with passed-down recipes from Bologna of spinach, tomato, carrot, and whole wheat, this gourmet food store sells everything from great sauces passed down from the founding family’s ancestors, to ready-to-bake manicotti with enormously cheesy and satisfying filling, made from a perfectly rendered dough both chewy with proper thickness.

2022: Bronx Voted Garden Gourmet Market – Supermarket Best Gourmet Food Store!

Garden Gourmet Market – Supermarket
5665 Broadway
(718) 796-4209 – www.gardengourmetmarket.com

A first-timer found parking on the street, loved the deli counter, and left with lunch-to-go and the family dinner. Foods that take a special kind of prep time are conveniently offered here in an array of delicious ways. An upscale neighborhood grocer that pleases the palette of all customers that like well-prepared meals ready served. A gourmet food buffet, an impressive treasure trove of any imaginable international and domestic cheese, more olives than you can possibly list, a meat counter of deli counter of fresh cuts, chops, and impossibly fabulous cold cuts, sandwiches, soups, grocery items, just skims the breadth of the fine food inventory you can source at Garden Gourmet Markets.