Gourmet market chain offers palate-pleasing items for expert chefs and the culinarily challenged.. The Scene This homegrown gourmet market chain (with locations in Los Angeles, Ventura and Orange counties) built its reputation by offering excellent products, unbeatable service and special extras like wine tastings and cooking classes. Prices are as extravagant as the selection, but when the occasion calls for it, it's worth every penny.
The Goods Not only does Bristol Farms carry items alien to most grocery stores (caviar, fine Italian proscuitto), but a wide selection of familiar items. The spacious aisles are generously stocked with extraordinary mustards, chutneys, oils, vinegars, spices, coffees and cheeses. The fresh meat, seafood and produce are impeccable.