Dean and Deluca is an iconic gourmet store in New York with its signature range of spices, cheese, balsamic vinegar, chocolates, coffee and even kitchenware. Their trademark little aluminium tins with see through tops make very good collectibles. Heard that they have opened quite a number of stores in the Middle East such as Dubai, Kuwait and Qatar.
In my recent visit to Tokyo, I was pleasantly surprised to see a Dean and Deluca in Roponggi.
Though considerably smaller than the one in New York, the layout of the Tokyo store retains the chic, industrial style of the New york branch with its white washed brick wall, low hanging lights and chalkboard menu.