Before Gourmet Garage, before Whole Foods discovered New York, (and also before D&D had a coffee joint featured prominently in nearly every shot you ever see of the Rockefeller Center storefront set of the Today show) there was Dean and Deluca, the original Soho food mecca. Okay, the original was on Prince street, but the current incarnation has the same roots. And nuts and seeds and veggies. But I digress. D&D is expensive and pretentious and crowded as all get out especially on the weekends when you need to shop since who can get there during the week? But if you're all about ambiance when you shop, if you're willing to pay a premium because your produce is beautifully displayed or if you just want to see how the other half shops, visit Dean and Deluca. More like a gallery than a grocery, this is still where le tout Soho goes to see and be seen shopping.