SCOTT’S THREE FOR 3 Gourmet markets
CARMINE’S GOURMET MARKET
2401 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens; 775-0105 or www.carmines.com. Sometimes, I don’t have time to linger over a lovely lunch at Carmine’s La Trattoria, with its Intracoastal views. But that does not mean I can’t eat well. Instead, I head to the deli counter for a sandwich. Few things equal the fresh, roasted turkey at Carmine’s. But if I’m in a really big hurry, I opt for a slice of the Grandma pizza, also known as a slice of Nonna’s pizza, with plenty of basil and other herbs, red sauce and mozzarella. They also have a great selection of fresh meats and seafood, produce and wine, and we love it when someone in the office stops by the bakery for cookies.
155 N. County Road, Palm Beach; 832-
0201 or www.myamicimarket.com.
The Feb. 13 prepared foods menu at Amici read something like this: A lunch special of short ribs, with bacon mac and cheese, a burrito of duck with hoisin sauce, a pasta special of farfalle Bolognese.
It’s clearly not your average deli counter.
Amici also has a nice selection of cheeses and a solid wine selection, and it’s easy to bop in and out when you want something nicer than what the supermarket has available.
JOSEPH’S CLASSIC MARKET
Northmill Plaza, 4409 Northlake Blvd. (at Military Trail), Palm Beach Gardens; 799-0322 or www.josephsclassicmarket.com.
Joseph’s has one of the nicest selections anywhere of prepared foods and a beautiful bakery. You’ll hear nothing but praise from me for the pizza, either, which has a light, thin, crispy crust and hearty marinara. There’s a nice deli department, too, and lovely produce, meat and seafood counters.
— Scott Simmons