As if running a restaurant wasn’t enough, these chefs also have gourmet food stores worth a visit.
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When traveling, you might think to stop for dinner at the nearest go-to hotspot run by a star chef. Yet, your enjoyment of that chef’s delicious cuisine is likely fleeting — what will you eat once you return home?
The next time you pack your bags for a trip, consider stopping at the places where you can shop like a chef, picking up a restaurant-worthy lunch or dinner to go, or purchasing quality, chef-approved ingredients to use at home.
If you’re feeling nostalgic for Italy but you're in New York City, a stop in at the Batali-Bastianich food mecca Eataly for freshly made ricotta or Italian pasta brands you can't find anywhere else then stay for a cappuccino or a proper multi-course meal.
Ever wanted to walk through a restaurant’s larder or walk-in to see what ingredients they use? You can do just that at Star Provisions, the retail shop opened up by Chefs Anne Quatrano and Clifford Harrison. The ingredients they use in the restaurant are the same as the ones lining the store’s shelves. Driving up the New England coast? Don’t miss Aux Délices for a quick bite or to pick up a sweet treat or gift for a host or hostess. Just make sure you leave enough room in your luggage for everything you buy... or just bring an extra bag.
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