Cheese shops
Fermier (Shibuya - Cheese shop). 3477-4602
The main branch of Fermier is where many of the French restaurants in town buy their cheeses; this is a conveniently located outlet.
SunmapShibuya 2-24-1, Tokyu Toyoko-ten, B1F. Open 10am-8pm. Closed Thursdays.
Seijo Ishii (Ebisu - Retail). 3448-1070
Imported foods from around the world, including cheeses, spices, and canned and packaged goods. There's also a big stock of mostly European wines. Prices vary from great bargains to inexplicably expensive, so shop carefully.
SunmapEbisu-Minami 1-5-5, Atre Ebisu 3F. (next to the upstairs exit from Ebisu station) Open 8am-11pm daily.
National Azabu (Hiroo - Retail). 3442-3181
One of the best of the international supermarkets, with the widest range of imported foods in Tokyo (along with Nissin in Azabu-Juban). You'll find good selections of wines, cold cuts and imported cheeses, muesli and other breakfast cereals, canned soups, cake mixes, candies and many other European and North American products. They deliver within about a 20-minute radius of the store.
SunmapMinami-Azabu 4-5-2. Open 9am-8pm daily.
Fermier (Onarimon - Cheese shop). 5776-7720
A retail shop that supplies French cheeses to many Tokyo restaurants, so they always have fresh stock (unlike some supermarkets and department stores). They stock many varieties you won't find elsewhere.
mapAtago 1-5-3. Open 11am-7pm. Closed Sundays.
Nissin (Azabu-Juban - Retail). 3583-4586
Meat is Nissin's strong point, with over a dozen types of cold cuts, a cornucopia of sausages, and unusual items like pheasant, rabbit, and even kangaroo meat. And the third-floor wine shop is worth a visit in its own right - particularly for its wide choice of Australian and California wines in the under-Y2000 price range.
SunmapHigashi-Azabu 2-34-2. Open 9:30am-8pm daily.
National Den-en (Denenchofu - Retail). 3721-4161
This sister of the temporarily shuttered international supermarket National Azabu offers a similarly diverse selection of imported foods and wines. Despite their suburban location (midway between Denenchofu and Jiyugaoka stations), they deliver within most of the central-Tokyo area that was served by National Azabu.
SunmapTamagawa-Denenchofu 2-6-21. Open 10am-11pm daily.