You can find all of our hand selected, curated foods here. From Anchovies, to our Italian Gourmet food pantry here. Select from over 60 different Raw honey from around the world. Click here to see all our food "aisles".


At we search the world to find the best of the best, from Baking Chocolate to Estate Grown first press Extra Virgin Olive Oils. We source hard-to-find foods created by small, family owned producers,
like this 100-year-old balsamic vinegar and picked-at-their-peak Rainier cherries. We value provenance, purity, and process. And we taste test and eat everything we sell.


  Kakuida Organic Black Rice Vinegar 5 year aged Aged 5 years Black Rice Vinegar!

This traditional Japanese Black Vinegar is made by placing organic brown rice, organic yeast and water in earthenware pots and then placing the pots outside, on the shores of Kogoshima Bay, where the vinegar ferments and ages exposed to the local sun, wind and rain.

This particular black vinegar is aged for five years. The end result if a full, well-rounded taste, caramel color and smooth acidity.

Read more about how it is made and see why it is $85.99!

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Sugar of all kinds Sugar of all kinds

From Baking to Decorating to Tea, not all sugar is the same! From Okinawa to Mauritius to Thailand, light to dark, sorghum to coconuts to pearls (not really),

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Black Sesame Paste Black Sesame Paste

Black sesame seeds when toasted and made into a paste have this wonderful rich, nutty taste and a smooth feel! (Be sure to mix thoroughly as the oil will separate) Add castor (superfine) sugar and mix in to make a sweet paste. The granules don’t really dissolve, instead they give little balls of texture to tickle your senses with hits of sweetness.

Or add the honey of your choice to add a new level of complexity. The flavor of your honey will come through and can really add a wonderful twist to a pastry. Make your own Sesame Balls, spread it on toast or eat it with a spoon! It’s a food that can change your day or maybe the color of your hair…

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  Firefly Kitchens Fermented Salt

Firefly Kitchens!

It’s just salt. Actually it’s not at all. These uniquely delicious to eat, thats right to eat, salts are something out of a fairy tale. And brilliant. Make sauerkraut and take the juice of the spoils and make salt!

Fermentation has some wonderfully healthy benefit for your gut and the juice that comes from making the sauerkraut is rich with goodness too! Each fermentation has its unique punch and when you add it to salt you get a knockout of flavor!

Who knew you could take more than one bite of salt, love the flavor so much and you want another pinch? This is what Firefly Kitchens Salt has. Full of vibrant flavors imparted from the kraut parent. Try one or try them all, you will be surprised about how they blend right away into your diet. A pinch to taste is great and a pinch in your food goes a long, long way. Just a little spreads its flavor like wildfire across the dish!

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  Balsamic Vinegar Category Balsamic Vinegar

Balsamic Vinegar

A truly wonderful "Balsamic" style vinegar is just that - wonderful. There is a change afoot to ensure that less-than-true balsamic vinegars cannot be designated as the authentic naturally aged "Italian Balsamic Vinegar".

There is something to be said for the DOP designation and for products to be monitored for quality and authenticity. On the other hand, there are amazing elixirs out there that will never have the official DOP designation from the Modena and Reggio Emilia consortium that are still, indeed, made the authetic way - the unique process is grapes cooked down and then is moved through a series of barrels often of different woods to age over years - and still delicious and special.

Shop now and check out our Balsamic Vinegar selections

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  Chef's Pantries Favorite things

Favorite ingredients of Chefs and a few other people too. See what they like!

Check out the Chef's Pantries!

  Kishibori Shoyu - Soy Sauce Kishibori Shoyu Soy Sauce

Aged one year
From the moment we tried this we knew we had a touch of heaven. Though only aged 1 year (there are many aged longer) it is the perfect balance of flavor, saltiness and price. When Shoyu (Japanese for Soy Sauce) is made in the traditional way time is essential.

We have been loving this Shoyu for ten years so it's exciting to have this traditionally fermented aged shoyu.

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  Recipe Aisle Category Recipes

Click and see our collection of's favorite recipes. Accumulated over a number of years, we would love to hear your feedback. Also, if you have favorite dishes you love and want to share them shoot us an email. We love to try new recipes.
Click here to see the recipes!

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  ChefShop Cocoa Powder ChefShop Cocoa Powder

The Best

"I use ChefShop Cocoa Powder to make what my family calls my "famous" molten lava cakes. I'm told they are of restaurant quality. But I also use it to make my own personal hot cocoas. I often give it a Mexican twist with a dash of cinnamon and cayenne. Rich!"
-- Susie

Best Cocoa on the Planet

"I have been using this exclusively for years now. I have a 'secret' brownie recipe that I make with this cocoa, syrup made from the cocoa and only the best ingredients. Everyone goes ga-ga over them. Syrup - so easy to make - anything that calls for cocoa I use this. Sometimes I mix just a touch into my coffee from a treat. If you have not tried this yet you need to. You WILL NOT be disappointed!!!"
-- Ellie Mae

Shop now for cocoa powder with 22% - 24% cocoa butter!


Shakshuka Shakshuka - morning, noon & night


"Tried this as lunch w/poached eggs. Terrific! Also had w/pasta. Very, very good. You must try this sauce."
-- John

The most wonderful easy, squeezey, quick-to-make dish is here.

  Chefshop Cooking Classes 2018 ChefShop's 2019 Cooking Classes

Give the gift of cooking! One of the nicest gifts to give to yourself when you give a cooking class gift certificate to the "Chef" in your life! (You pick or they can pick, either way you win)

2019 Cooking Classes are here!

"For the breadth and quality of its offerings, nothing equals In addition to well-chosen examples of an Italian kitchen's staples... there are excellent products from other parts of the world and, in season, fresh salmon from the Northwest, plus an item that has all but disappeared from neighborhood markets, genuinely tree-ripened, sugary fruits."
- Marcella & Victor Hazan