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Where to shop for pantry ingredients, and more

Here are some of my favorite online sources for pantry and kitchen items, ones that have good quality products, reliable shipping, and attentive customer service. Many will ship packaged foods worldwide.

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Avanti Savoia: Recommended by a reader, this family-run store in Knoxville, Tennessee, offers a large range of Italian specialty foods, and much, much more.

Bram Cookware: Bean pots and other ceramic cookware.

Dean & DeLuca: Not inexpensive, but lovely selection of gourmet groceries.

Ethnic Grocer: Huge selection of grocery products for cooking from cuisines all over the world, plus cookware.

Fante's Kitchen Ware: The online site of a store established in Philadelphia in 1906. All of the basics, plus more specialized cooking tools.

Fishs Eddy: A New York shop that started selling vintage dishes and restaurant leftovers, and now manufactures their own restaurant-style casual dishes.

Gourmet Sleuth: Ingredients and cookware for Asian, Indian and Mexican cooking, plus a great online library.

Jessica's Biscuit: Huge inventory of cookbooks, always discount prices.

King Arthur Flour: Everything you need for baking, including their own flours.

La Tienda: Paella pans, cheeses, meats, oil and vinegar for Spanish cooking and tapas.

Penzeys: The entire range of traditional and some ethnic spices, plus pepper mills, and gift boxes.

Rancho Gordo: Heirloom beans.

Salumeria Italiana: A small store in Boston's North End that sells Rubio, the balsamic vinegar condiment I can't live without, plus pastas and more.

The Spanish Table: More delights for traditional Spanish cooking.

The Spice House: Patricia Penzey Erd (yes, of those Penzeys) stocks hundreds of dried herbs and spices, including organics and unusuals like vadouvan, Japanese seven-spice, tomato powder and more.

Temple of Thai: Everything you need for Asian cookery.

World Pantry: Recommended by a reader, a good source of teas, spices, sauces, Asian products, and Fair Trade items.

World Spice Merchants: Great selection of unusual herbs and spices

Zamouri Spices: ingredients for Moroccan cooking, and a large selection of tagines for cooking and serving

Zingerman's: Condiments, baked goods, meats and more, from the famous Michigan deli


If you have a great online shopping source for pantry ingredients, a source you've used and trust, please let me know and I'll add it to this list.

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