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Specialty Grocers in NYC

August 12, 2022 | 4 min Read

One of the best things about New York City is its amalgamation of cultures. This vibrant melting pot extends to the culinary shopping in the city. New York is home to the nation’s widest and best supply of ethnic, niche and down right awesome foods. We have a little round up of some of the best specialty grocers in NYC where you can find an obscure cheese, a spice from a far flung vacation, or a bread from your childhood.


Eataly is basically an entire mall dedicated to Italian-food. It’s made manageable by the fact that it’s divided into little mini markets, one dedicated exclusively to pasta, another to cheese, a third to cured meats, and so on. There is also a wide selection of olive oils and boutique vinegars, pestos and more. In addition to being an epic Italian purveyor for home cooking, Eatly has several different restaurants within, where you sit down to a 3 course Italian meal or just a coffee with biscotti.

Eataly Flatiron

200 5th Ave,

New York, NY 10010

Eataly Downtown

101 Liberty St 3rd Floor

New York, NY 10007

Russ and Daughters

Russ and Daughters on Manhattan’s Lower East Side’s is a 4th generation family-run Jewish delicatessen. Known for its smoked salmon, cured fish, cream cheese and bagels, the store is an authentic deli with roots in Eastern Europe. At a second location in Brooklyn, there’s a quaint cafe where patrons can indulge in authentic Jewish baked goods. Customers can watch how the owners create their legendary NY-style bagels, babkas, and other traditional treats. If you find something that really strikes your fancy, the Brooklyn location is also a nationwide shipping hub.

127 Orchard Street

New York, New York 10002


Lobel’s is like taking a trip back in time to the days when you went to the butcher to buy meat for the week because there was no such thing as a giant one-stop-shopping experience. Lobel’s is a local and family owned operation and has been since 1954. Inside, the expert butchers wear white aprons and the wood grained walls make for a cozy feel. The meat cuts are outstanding and run the gamut from duck to filet mignon.

1096 Madison Avenue

New York, NY 10028

Po Wing Hong

If you’re looking to create some of Asia’s best dishes, you’ll want to go to check out Po Wing Hong. Peer in the windows and you’ll see shelves of neatly stacked jars and bags of unique goods, plus dazzling glass jars full of dried fish, sea cucumber, dried sausages and more. They also carry Chinese herbs and supplements.

49 Elizabeth Street

New York, NY 10013

La Boite

All good chefs know that spice is a game changer that takes whatever you’re cooking to the next level. And no place gets it quite as well as La Boîte. Chef Lior Lev Sercarz has created his own spice blends, as well as more traditional spices brought from around the world. Sercarz’s spice mixes are named by number only, so be sure to chat with the staff who advise which blends to use for certain dishes. They also carry high end olive oil and preserves, and offer gift sets full of goodies for the chef in your life.

724 11th Avenue

New York, NY 10019

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