AJ's slogan boasts that it's a "purveyor of fine foods," and it is indeed the perfect little grocery store at which to find bottled water, imported wine, quality meat or just an air-conditioned resting spot when shopping at La Encantada. AJ's doesn't just offer standard grocery-store wares; this insanely clean, upscale spot has a sushi bar, an on-site barista, a cheese and wine shop, a salad bar and a covered patio (complete with misters) where one can enjoy it all. Also note the array of homemade desserts that range from fruit tarts to human-head-sized pieces of chocolate cake. And if your home's looking a little shabby, AJ's has fresh flowers, candles and other homey items to help you spruce it up.
2. Trader Joe's, Various locations, traderjoes.com
3. 17th Street Market, 840 E. 17th St., 792-2588, treasureshidden.com