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If you want to prepare a gourmet meal, we’ve got you covered. You can shop for a wide range of artisanal ingredients at specialty food stores around Cambridge. Indeed, these local spots offer everything from mozzarella cheese to flavored olive oil. Best of all, they’re just minutes from Tempo Cambridge. Read on to learn more about the best gourmet groceries near our Cambridge apartments:
Ishan Gurdal, owner of Formaggio Kitchen, has an interesting story. After playing for Turkey’s volleyball team in the 1986 Olympics, he moved to the United States, where he coached at Harvard. However, he kept his passion for food alive by working at Formaggio Kitchen. In 1992, he eventually took over the shop. Today, it’s one of the country's top gourmet food retailers. You can choose from a wide selection of ingredients, like orange blossom honey, pasta, and cheese from around the world.
Family-owned and operated, Cardullo's proudly carries local products, as well as those from around the globe. It opened in 1950 after Frank Cardullo decided to supply quality foods to the neighborhood's international community. These days, the store welcomes shoppers from both near and far. You can choose from a large selection of products, like tinned fish, organic olives, and fine wine.
At the Olive Connection, you can shop for olive oil, produce, cheese, and bread. Popular olive oil flavors include Tuscan herb, hot jalapeno, and caramelized garlic. In addition, the Olive Connection also hosts intimate in-store events that bring people together over their shared love of food. During these sessions, you can learn about unique flavor combinations, cooking techniques, and more.
Now that you know all about the best specialty food stores around Cambridge, it’s time to check them out for yourself. If you’d rather eat out, you can enjoy a hearty breakfast at a local eatery. To learn more about Tempo Cambridge, please contact us. Our team would love to take you on a tour of our apartments in Cambridge, so you can see firsthand all that we have to offer.