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The 11 Best Specialty Grocery Stores Online For All Your Gourmet Food Needs

Satisfy your bougie cravings.
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One thing to miss about going out is eating great food without worry. Sure, ordering out can solve that quickly and easily. But, sometimes, there is just something satisfying about learning how to make a dish that you would normally eat in a fancy restaurant. Or, you know, if you just want to eat potato chips with caviar on the side while binging Netflix's latest offerings. (We, too, like to get bougie every now and then.) For those times, groceries and delicatessens that stock premium and gourmet items are the only way to go. Here are 11 premium online groceries to satisfy your expensive cravings.

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1| The Bow Tie Duck

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Looking for a classic delicatessen online? The Bow Tie Duck has just about everything you can think of, including cold cuts, truffle, and different kinds of wines and cheeses. More good news: The Bow Tie Duck also promises delivery in 48 hours for you eager ones.

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2| Bukid Fresh

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Hit two birds with one stone and get fresh and healthy produce while supporting small local farmers through Bukid Fresh. Aside from produce, the online shop also stocks coffee, herbs and spices, grains, and more.

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3| Crate2Plate

From selling lemons, Crate2Plate is now known as a premium fruit source. It has also expanded to vegetables, snacks, spreads, and gift boxes. Everything fresh, of course.

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4| DELI PH

You can't go wrong with DELI.PH's quality ingredients. From meat to seafood and more, you'll get ingredients for cooking special meals at home. Then, there are the cold cuts and cheese, bread and pastries, and hard-to-find Asian food products, too.

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5| Dough and Grocer

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As far as specialty grocers go, Dough & Grocer is one of those at the top. Think foie gras, oysters, fresh wasabi, and more. If you're new to the whole cooking thing, Dough & Grocer has easy meal ingredients that will definitely be useful.

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6| GERALD.ph

Founded by Gerald Egasse, Gerald is full of high-quality European food and gourmet items. You can find everything, including imported meat and seafood, ready-to-bake pastries, gluten-free ready-to-eat meals, supplements, and more.

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7| Gourmet Direct

Despite being an online specialty grocery, Gourmet Direct doesn't skimp on the whole experience. You'll get next-day delivery, multiple payment options, fresh items, and customer assistance. The store even stocks Shangri-La At Home because we also have those lazy days.

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8| The Green Grocer Manila

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After battling cancer, Nikki Herrera Bharwani was compelled to live a healthier life. And so, she founded the Green Grocer to offer organic produce, grass-fed and all-natural meats, farm-direct dairy products, and more to fellow Filipinos. Plus, delivery times are synced to harvest times (aka the freshest produce at your doorstep).

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9| Healthy Options

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Yes, Healthy Options, the OG specialty store delivers online. And, it amazingly delivers nationwide. So, you can get your favorite food items (and more) from the comfort of your home.

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10| Rare Food Shop

Here's another specialty shop that delivers nationwide. Rare Food Shop stocks high-quality meat and seafood, liquor and beverages, ready-to-cook food, fruits and vegetables, and more. Seriously, there are too many categories to list down. Name it and Rare Food Shop probably has it stocked.

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11| Txanton

Txanton describes itself as a "bastion dedicated to the enjoyment and appreciation of only the best of jamon and wine"—and that's exactly what it is. During the early part of the quarantine, the jamoneria expanded to an online shop. So, now, you can have the Txanton experience at home. Pick up some jamon and wine, as well as other gourmet food items while you're on the site.

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Paolo Chua
Paolo Chua is the Associate Style Editor of Esquire Philippines.
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