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Top Choice Food & Drinks in Pinheiros, Vila Madalena & Around

Instituto Ata

Brazil's most famous gourmet chef, Alex Atala of D.O.M. fame, is behind this expansive gourmet emporium featuring provisions from small farms and producers from the country's five ecoregions: caatinga, cerrado, Mata…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Reserva Nacional ­Malalcahuello-Nalcas

Emporio Ñamku

You'll want one of everything at this excellent locally steeped handicraft shop, including picoyo and araucaria woodwork (cutting boards, serving platters), Mapuche and Pewenche textiles, throws and wool ponchos and…
Top Choice Books in Recoleta & Barrio Norte

El Ateneo Grand Splendid

This glorious bookstore in a converted theater continues to flourish in the age of the Kindle. The Grand Splendid theater opened in 1919 and was converted into a bookstore in 2000. Most of the seating was replaced w…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Retiro

Autoría

This gallery-like store, stocked with edgy art books, fashion, accessories, whimsical leather desk sculptures, original artworks and unique handmade jewelry, strives to promote Argentine designers. Especially intere…
Top Choice Clothing in Avenida Paulista, Jardins & Around

El Cabriton

This uber-hip shop features hundreds of unique and clever T-shirts (R$68 to R$88) for men, women and babies from independent Brazilian designers arranged by category (browse the catalog for the entire inventory). Th…
Top Choice Homewares in Palermo

Elementos Argentinos

The high-quality carpets, rugs and blankets sold here are hand-dyed, hand-woven on a loom and fair trade; the owners work with cooperatives and NGOs to help the communities in northwestern Argentina where the textil…
Top Choice Art in Tafí del Valle

Ruta del Artesano

Tafi's main diversion, aside from walks in the countryside, is this driving route to the home studios of area artisans, whose work includes ceramics, jewelry, musical instruments, art and more. The Casa de Turista (…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Palermo

Bosque

A charming range of arts and crafts with a botanical bent are sold in this tiny boutique. The woodland theme is evident in the forest scenes of the limited-edition illustrations, hand-painted decorative plates, cera…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in La Paz

Walisuma

For a one-of-a-kind souvenir head to Walisuma, which works with 59 different Bolivian artisans. Star items include gorgeous (and ultrasoft) alpaca and vicuña textiles made with natural dyes. There are also quinoa so…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Santiago

Artesanías de Chile

Not only does this foundation's jewelry, wood carvings, ceramics and naturally dyed textiles sell at reasonable prices, most of what you pay goes directly to the artisans who made them. Look for other locations at L…