From lychee fruit to sushi-grade ahi tuna, from cactus pads to decadent chocolates, AJ's Fine Foods is the place to find that specialty item your pantry is missing. While roaming the aisles, you'll come across foods from far-off lands, and even some specialties produced nearby. AJ's also has a spectacular selection of wines, spirits and beers—you can even mix your own six-pack for an eclectic blend. With a sushi bar, a bakery, a butcher, a seafood counter, a fromagerie and a full-service deli, you'll find exactly what you're looking for. You'll come out a few dollars lighter, too.
2. Trader Joe's
840 E. 17th St.