Osaka and Kobe retail shops
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Here are a few notable food markets, imported grocery stores and well-stocked wine shops in the area.

Osaka

Painduce - Bakery: Honmachi
[ Open 8am-7pm. Closed Sundays. ]
French-style pastries and fresh breads from this neighborhood bakery; there's also a miniscule cafe attached if you want to stop for coffee.
[ Open 8am-7pm. Closed Sundays. ]
Shimada Shoten - Liquor shop: Kita-Horie
[ Open 9am-7pm (6pm Sat). Closed Sundays. ]
Beneath this ordinary-looking sake shop - through a hole in the floor and down a narrow ladder - is a hidden sake tasting cave with a big selection of premium sake from around the country, including...
[ Open 9am-7pm (6pm Sat). Closed Sundays. ]
Yamaya - Liquor shop: Namba
[ Open 11am-9pm daily. ]
This nationwide chain specializes in imported wines and liquors, and they also carry a miscellaneous assortment of imported foods. They also stock several Belgian beers by the bottle along with...
[ Open 11am-9pm daily. ]
Naniwa Kuishinbo Yokocho - Retail: Osakako
[ Open 10am-8pm daily. ]
While it doesn't demand a special trip across town on its own, this mini-food theme park is worth a stop if you're off to the nearby aquarium or Suntory Museum. Eighteen quaint little shops sell...
[ Open 10am-8pm daily. ]
Seijio Ishii - Retail: Umeda
[ Open 11am-9pm daily. ]
Wines by the glass at very reasonable prices (Y300-550) at this informal stand-up wine counter in Hankyu Sanbangai. Inside, the Ishii shop sells imported foods, a large selection of wines and...
[ Open 11am-9pm daily. ]
Craft Beer Base Seed @Hanshin - Liquor shop: Umeda 1-chome
[ Open 10am-8pm daily. ]
Located in the liquor section of Hanshin department store's food hall, this outlet of the Western-Umeda beer shop offers around 100 craft beers and Belgian beers for sale. Prices are slightly higher...
[ Open 10am-8pm daily. ]
Hanshin Department Store - Retail: Umeda 1-chome
[ Open 10am-8:30pm daily. ]
One of Umeda's biggest food floors is located in the basement of Hanshin.
[ Open 10am-8:30pm daily. ]
Enoteca - Liquor shop: Umeda 2-chome
[ Open 11am-10:30pm daily. ]
Enoteca's wine bar corner is a convenient place to stop for a quick glass or two and a small snack to nibble on. Food includes wine-friendly fare like smoked duck, beef carpaccio, and cheese, and...
[ Open 11am-10:30pm daily. ]

Kobe

Kobe Grocers - Retail: Kitano
[ Open 10am-7:30pm daily. ]
This small corner store looks like it's been transported from small-town America circa 1950. The shelves are jam-packed with American and European brands seldom seen in Japanese grocery stores.
[ Open 10am-7:30pm daily. ]
Kobe Halal Food - Retail: Kitano
[ Open 11am-8pm daily. ]
This Halal grocery store is a good place to find Indian and south Asian spices as well as various prepared foods.
[ Open 11am-8pm daily. ]
Rote Rose Wine Shop - Liquor shop: Kitano
[ Closed Tuesdays, Wednesdays. ]
A German wine specialty shop with more than 300 varieties in stock; downstairs is a large wine bar and restaurant.
[ Closed Tuesdays, Wednesdays. ]
Sogo Department Store - Retail: Sannomiya south
[ Open 10am-8pm daily. ]
The basement food floor, right next to the station, is one of the better places to find a selection of local food products.
[ Open 10am-8pm daily. ]

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