Parker’s Table: Focused on Artisan Food, Wine and Spirits for Two Decades
“Focus” and “passion” are two of the best words to describe this independent shop that sells artisan food, wine and spirits. In more than two decades of running Parker’s Table, owner Jonathan Parker has honed his sense of place and purpose. He’s also cultivated colleagues who share his vision, which makes every shopping trip to this one-of-a-kind market both a learning experience and a true delight.
Among its food offerings, Parker’s Table has quality packaged goods—pantry staples such as salt, oil, vinegar, condiments, pasta, snacks and sauces—and a deli with carefully selected cheeses and meats from around the world. The wine selection has great depth for those who really know their varietals and vintages, but it’s also accessible enough to be a quick stop on the way to a dinner party or quiet night at home. There’s a wall packed with beer from all corners of the world, including St. Louis, and an entire section of surprisingly diverse spirits.
With an expansion last year, the shop was able to add an 80-seat tasting room, which regularly hosts special events. And a year before that a new kitchen made it possible to bake fresh bread, which in turn allows for lunch service, with meats from Salume Beddu, Monday through Saturday.
7118 Oakland Ave.
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Photography courtesy of Carmen Troesser.