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Favorite gourmet/specialty/artisinal items

Yes, I searched, but feel free to link to more threads :D

As some of you know, I'm opening a gourmet/specialty market and delicatessen with some friends. I know a lot of the things I want to stock, but I'm always looking for more suggestions.

I'm looking for those specific items that make that make the whole trip worth it.. something that you wish more places would stock, or you have to make that special trip to find.

Example: I love finding roasted chestnuts, eclipse chocolates from here in San Diego, and I would probably drive up to 100 miles to get Foietella from xocolatl de david

So what are your favorites? Imports or local doesn't matter oils, spices, truffles, jams, chocolates, confections, beverages, whatever you can think of etc.

Types and brands welcome. Thanks!

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