This week’s Column explores some of the best and freshest shopping in the city. Everyone is doing a lot more cooking these days. And because New York is a melting pot, when you are foraging for food, there is so much to choose from. Italian, Eastern European, Indian and more. The best New York shopping tours take you there. These are neighborhood shopping spots, and shopping local is very important these days. We need to keep these stores in business. Read the column written by Barbara Hodes of NYC Private Shopping Tour in New York Social Diary.