Cricinfo staff member Sam Daley has compiled a guide to the best Indian gourmet groceries, shops and restaurants.
The list includes places to buy spices, fruits and vegetables, fish and shellfish, and fresh fruit and veg.
We’ve included the best gourmet foods from across the country.
If you’re looking for more, check out the Best Indian Food in the World list.
Shop: Aya Khaitan shop in Chennai sells traditional Tamil snacks like kambu, murtis and kavul.
They have a range of traditional foods like chitrapanki, kamburu and samadhi as well as new items like dosa.
Their gourmet food menu features meat, fish, vegetable and fish and chips.
Fruit: Kabir shop in Bangalore sells fruits like mango, banana and pineapple.
Vinegar & Vinegar: Aya’s shop in Mumbai sells a range for the vinegars like kashmiri, mango, papaya, grapefruit, pineapple and papaya.
They also sell a range to buy vinegar & vinegar which includes vinegar and wine.
Shopping: The shop at Kolkata shop has a range from traditional sweets to snacks like pakoras, kasuri, mango and tamarind.
Food & Drink: This is the place to go if you want to go for some authentic Indian food, which is not the norm in India.
Aisha’s shop sells mango, tomato, apple, coconut and other fruits.
Kashmir: Shops in Bangalore, Mumbai, Pune and other parts of India offer a wide range of spices, Indian spices and fresh foods.
Aya sells spices like mustard, turmeric, cumin and cayenne.
Chitrapanks: Most shops in Mumbai have a variety of chitra-style food like moo chit, pakora, pachad, chutney, patta and ghee chit.
Aaya sells Indian chitras.
Bengaluru: Sarvavani’s shop has the best selection of food in Bengaluru.
Their main focus is on chitrash, chana masala, ghee and other local delicacies.
Coffee & Tea: Many cafes in Bengaluro have coffee and tea and offer a variety with different toppings.
Aiya sells tea & teas like coffee, koji, coffee mocha, and a variety that include black tea, kalendar, coffee and coffee.
Tea & Espresso: Mumbai’s most famous tea bar, Baroque Café has the freshest selection of coffee, coffee beans and other coffee products in Mumbai.
AYA sells tea, coffee, tea & espresso like tea & coffee, teacup & espresso and other teas.
Liquor: If you are into wine, you can find a variety at Indian bars and restaurants like Aya’s in Mumbai and Bollywood in Delhi.
Fresh Foods: India is known for its fresh food.
Fresh fruits, vegetables, meats and fish are sold in the markets, and you can also buy dried produce, fish flakes, herbs, seeds and other foodstuffs.
Rakhi: Rasheed’s shop on the street in Mumbai has a lot of fresh and healthy food items like fried fish, fish cakes, vegetables and breads.
Desserts: Delhi has the largest variety of desserts in the world.
Aiyakas shops in Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru sell a wide variety of sweets and treats.
Taste of India: One of the best places to eat Indian food in India is at Aiyaks shop in Bengalure.
They offer all kinds of Indian food like dal, bhindi, dal nahi, jaggery and pani, as well a range that includes kasur jambal, muthafool jaggers, and korma. Read more: