Manhattan should take a page from Campbell Cheese & Grocery's book. Located in Williamsburg and unrivaled by any fine-foods shop found in Manhattan, this little gem is a gastronomic oasis worth "trekking" all the way to Brooklyn for... "Trekking" meaning two stops, 5 minutes from Manhattan.
As soon as they walk into Campbell Cheese & Grocery, customers are transported to what feels like a film set in a warm mom-and-pop general store from the early 1900s.
Luckily, the staff is knowledgeable and friendly because it's like Sophie's Choice having to choose between the countless imported and local cheeses, charcuterie, breads, artisanal foods and kitchen products and seasonal produce.
Best part is a seasonal menu of killer made-to-order sandwiches, grilled cheeses and salads using products found in the shop so you can have your cake and eat it too!
(Photo credit: Campbell Cheese & Grocery / thekitchn.com)