Best of Philly

2009 Gourmet Market

Jamie Hollander

Whether your kitchen skills rival those of Julia Child or a small child, the super-knowledgeable staff under the direction of the stores namesake (formerly the chef/owner of Doylestowns Knight House) will walk you through racks stuffed with top-drawer ingredients that will make any meal a culinary masterpiece. Bonuses: a staggering display of artisanal cheeses; a sumptuous salad bar and fresh, inventive gourmet sandwiches to go; and divine catering that will have guests clamoring for the phone number. Stuff here aint cheap but man, is it good.

415 South York Road, New Hope, PA 18938; 215-862-9809;