71972972_MDo you consider yourself a foodie? Simply put, a foodie is anyone with a passion for eating great meals. It’s a person that wants to experience their food, rather than mindlessly eating. If that sounds like you, then we recommend you visit a specialty food store for some of your grocery shopping.

Why? We don’t want to bag on grocery stores. They serve an important purpose. But if you’re excited about really enjoying your food, there are great reasons to visit a speciality store to try on some of the local flavor and pick up new things you haven’t tried.

Here are four reasons you need to visit your local specialty food store, and satisfy your cravings for new things:

  1. Local flavor. Are you hungry to learn more about your community? A trip to a local specialty food store will teach you a lot about the culture. For example, we’re based in Park City, Utah. We’d love to recommend specialty items found and produced locally in Utah. It’s a great way to learn more about the culture, and eat sustainably.
  2. Knowledge. If you’re curious about how food is made, or where it came from, then you’ll want to visit a store where the staff is knowledgeable and wants to share that expertise with you.
  3. Products. Are you looking for something special? Often, you’ll find that specialty stores will carry many types of oils, spices and other products that can’t be found at a big box grocer.
  4. Relationships. When you want to learn more about olive oil, or choose the right spice for a dish, who do you turn to? Your local specialty store staff is happy to talk it through with you, and might even become a trusted friend when you need advice and expertise to make that special dinner or throw that impressive dinner party.

When you’re ready to really get into local food and great products, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at Oil & Vinegar Junction, in Park City. We love food, and we look forward to sharing with you!