A Starter List Of Places To Shop

Candied fruit at the now-closed Estrellita Market in Elkridge

Go beyond restaurants to find great places to buy food -- either to cook or to snack right away.  Candies, meats, jarred peppers, or that unusual drinks.  Start with the organic markets, then work down through ethnic groceries into speciality and liquor stores.  You can find great places to buy and start with some guaranteed home runs.

This is just a starting list.  Check the right column for links to all the markets.  But get out there!