If you love fancy oils, vinegars and salts and you have not yet been to Cardenas, what are you waiting for?! This local biz has jugs upon jugs of delicious oils and vinegars, plus a wall of various types of salt. You can taste anything in the store, and the folks who run the place are super knowledgeable, friendly and helpful.
Full service deli, produce, cold drinks, snacks, home products, candy, coffee, and seating. This place is like Whole Foods with more asian stuff, frozen dumplings and chinese ice cream too! Also a great Italian section, organic and special pasta (what corner store carries organic farfalle??) and bottled gourmet tomato sauce ALSO every kind of canned tomato style- whole, peeled, crushed, diced, you name it!
Food & Friends is simply the best if you're looking for craft beer or hard-to-find chocolate. Their selection is great, their staff is friendly, and it's always well-stocked. As you might expect, their prices are a bit steep, but that's to be expected. The shop also doubles as a small grocery store, stocking many gourmet items, which certainly makes it very convenient for those living nearby.