406 N. Paca St., (410) 685-7285, trinacriabaltimore.com
Nothing satisfies one's food lust quite like an Italian deli. With its glass case-so tall it rises to some people's necks-stocked with fat-flecked, cured Italian meats (prosciutto, salami, capocolla, soppressatta), good ripe cheese (mozzarella both smoked and fresh, provolone, romano, gorgonzola), and assorted oily accouterments (olive tapenade, roasted red peppers, artichokes, pesto), Trinacria is nearly incomparable. We're not close to scratching the surface on the variety of goods, and we have not yet mentioned the vast selection of wine priced so low one would think college kids composed the clientele. Shop here if you're hosting a swanky party and want to impress on the cheap.