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Essex Street Market Directory
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meat2 Luis Meat Market
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40
(212) 673-8380
Mon - Sat, 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Luis Meat Market provides top-quality meats pre-cut or cut to order, including top sirloin and Porterhouse steaks. This butcher offers a wide selection of products that include beef, chicken, pork, lamb, rabbit, goat, duck, oxtails and ham. Luis Meat Market also offers Boar's Head brand cold cuts and cheese. Be sure to inquire about the daily specials.

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meat2 New Star Fish Market
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37
(212) 475-8365
Mon - Sat, 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

New Star Fish Market is Essex Street Market's wholesaler and retailer of fresh fish and shellfish. All of their products are reasonably priced and cut and cleaned to order. The Market offers all varieties of fish, both whole and fillets, including tuna, monkfish and porgies. Clams, scallops, lobsters, shrimp, crabs, squid and snow crab legs are also available. Give the Market a call if you have a special request.

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meat2 Rainbo's Fish
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34
(212) 982-8585
Mon - Sat, 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Rainbo's sells 'Uptown Fish at Downtown Prices.' The merchant's product selection includes Chilean sea bass, orange roughy, princess of the nile, char and other rarities. Be sure to inquire about specials. Remember that Rainbo's offers free local delivery on Wednesdays.

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gourmet2 Boubouki - Coming Soon!
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19
(718) 344-4202
www.bouboukinyc.com
Mon - Sat, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

This our newest merchant uses all natural ingredients. Their pies are made fresh every day and the changing seasons will bring new ingredients tucked into golden and crispy layers of phyllo dough.

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gourmet2 Formaggio Essex
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21
(212) 982-8200
www.formaggiokitchen.com
Mon - Sat, 10:00 am -7:00 pm

Formaggio Essex offers a wide selection of handcrafted cheeses, artisanal meats and specialty foods. Ihsan Gurdal and his wife Valerie Gurdal own and run Formaggio Essex in the Essex Street Market, along with Formaggio Kitchen in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and South End Formaggio in Boston's historic South End. Ihsan's travels around the world have brought to Formaggio Kitchen an unparalleled selection of rare and unique cheeses and fine foods. Many have been introduced to the U.S. for the first time and are only available at Formaggio Kitchen.

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gourmet2 La Tiendita
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13
(212) 982-1633 x108
www.girlsclub.org
Tues - Sat, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

La Tiendita at Essex Market is New York City's only “girl-made and fair trade” social venture food business. Founded by The Lower Eastside Girls Club in 1998 as an entrepreneurial baking company and job training program, our product line now includes: baked goods from our Sweet Things Bake Shop: cupcakes, cookies, brownies, girl-power bars, granola, gingerbread, baby pies and more. What's New: Breezy Hill Orchard is partnering with the Lower East Side Girls Club to bring fresh local produce and seasonal prepped foods and baked goods that rely heavily on local ingredients. It will be offered under the name Fresco Del Rancho. Visit the Market and check them out!

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gourmet2 Pain D'Avignon
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24
(212) 673-4950
www.paindavignon-nyc.com
Mon - Sat, 8:00 am - 7:00 pm

Pain D’Avignon is one of the New York City’s most acclaimed artisanal bakeries. For years, the company has supplied the city’s top restaurants and retail stores with its handmade, Old World–style breads. Now, for the first time, the public can buy the full range of Pain D’Avignon’s acclaimed breads and pastries under one roof at this, their first retail location.

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gourmet2 Rainbo's AND...
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7-8
(212) 982-8585
Mon - Sat, 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Part of the Rainbo's Fish and Tra La La family of stores at the Essex Street Market, Rainbo's AND... offers gourmet muffins, scones, pies and tarts. Other specialties include low-carb, crust-less quiche, chocolate lollipops and chocolate CDs for all occasions. Rainbo's AND... will also create custom cakes at any price range. One week's notice and deposit are required for specialty cakes. Email: rainbosfish@webtv.net

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gourmet2 Roni-Sue's Chocolates
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Hours:
11-12
(212) 260-0421
www.roni-sue.com
Mon - Sat, 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

With over twenty years experience making handmade chocolates, Chocolatier Rhonda Kave (Roni-Sue) offers unique and deeply flavorful treats. Roni-Sue's Chocolates feature only the finest and freshest ingredients, artfully crafted into homemade truffles, chocolate and caramel candies, lollypops and of course buttercrunch—our signature candy.Stop by for a free taste of the daily samples and watch us hand roll and hand dip our candies on site. We sell by the piece or the pound and also create beautiful gift baskets. Ask us about wedding or special occasion favors. We'll even custom blend a unique flavor profile - your very own truffle to celebrate your special day! Visit our website for product descriptions and information on wholesale pricing. Remember, life is short, eat dessert first!

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gourmet2 Saxelby Cheesemongers
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17
(212) 228-8204
(718) 858-0661
www.saxelbycheese.com
Mon - Sat, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Purveyors of fine American farmstead cheese, Saxelby Cheesemongers aims to be the bridge connecting cheesemakers to the food-loving public in New York. As proprietor of the first cheese shop in the country devoted solely to American farmstead cheese, Anne Saxelby has culled a unique selection from over 30 dairies in the Northeast and beyond. All of the cheeses are shipped directly from the farm to the shop, ensuring that they arrive at their freshest and most delicious. Many of the cheeses on offer at Saxelby Cheesemongers are available only in limited quantities and can be found only at Essex Street Market. Explore the Essex Street Market press section for news about Saxelby.

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produce2 Batista Grocery
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18
(212) 254-0796
Mon - Sat, 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Batista Grocery specializes in Hispanic foods, canned tropical foods and other hard-to-find items. The store's general grocery items include milk, coffee, bread, soda and beer.

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produce2 Batista Mini Market
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20A, 41-42
(212) 254-0796
Mon - Sat, 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Batista Mini Market specializes in tropical fruits and vegetables that include bacalao, calabaza, batata, yucca, panapen, mangos, plantains, coconuts, bananas and cilantro. The market also carries a variety of spices and fresh Latin American products.

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produce2 Essex Farm Fruits & Vegetables
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32-33 35
(212) 533-5609
Mon - Sat, 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Essex Farm Fruits & Vegetables offers a wide variety of high-quality fresh produce. Along with more standard fruits including apples, oranges and grapefruits, Essex Farm is also the perfect spot to pick up fresh herbs including cilantro, parsley, dill and basil. Custom-ordered fruit baskets with extra-fancy fruits are available starting at $15. Various fruit salads in containers are priced between $1 and $10. Free restaurant and home delivery available for a $28.00 minimum.

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produce2 Essex Farm Groceries
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26-27, 29
(212) 533-5609
Mon - Sat, 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Essex Farm Groceries offers a wide variety of groceries at reasonable prices. You'll be amazed at what Essex Farm manages to pack into such a small space. Stop in for a variety of items including assorted nuts, Mexican spices, and bulk foods. With sushi, soup, and a deli featuring a salad bar, Essex Farm offers one-stop shopping.

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produce2 Viva Fruits & Vegetables
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22-23, 38-39
(212) 353-0871
Mon - Sat, 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Viva Fruits & Vegetables is a wholesaler and retailer of fruits and vegetables that also carries a variety of Mexican specialty food products. Some of the products at Viva are imported directly from Mexico and Santo Domingo. Shoppers can browse a fresh selection of produce that includes green bananas, plantains, yucca, eggplants, pineapples, coconuts, sugar cane, cassava and grapefruits. Viva's other products include tacos, tortillas, dried chilis, and many varieties of dried beans, dried fruit and nuts.

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eateries2 Essex Restaurant
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43
(212) 533-9616
www.EssexNYC.com
Tues-Fri, 6pm-1am; Sat-Sun, 11:30am-4:30pm & 6pm-2am

At one end of the Essex Street Market is Essex Restaurant. With fresh modern design and tons of light, the Essex Restaurant is known for an inspired mix of traditional Jewish and Latin cuisines of the Lower East Side. One signature dish is their Essex Restaurant Potato Pancake Napoleon - stuffed with sauteed spinach, mushrooms and asparagus. Other favorites include the Steamed Mussels with Chorizo in a tomato-cilanto broth and Roasted Duck Breast over Israeli Couscous. Essex Restaurant's weekend brunch is quite popular and its lively bar scene features live DJs on the weekends. Essex Restaurant also offers catering on premises that can accommodate business meetings, holiday parties, bridal showers and all kinds of special events and occasions. Please call for details.

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eateries2 Shopsin's General Store
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16
None
www.shopsins.com
Market Hours, Tues - Sat

A long tradition of unexpected dishes continues on the Lower East Side. After decades in Greenwich Village, Shopsin's General Store has made Essex Street Market its new home. With owner Kenny Shopsin at the helm, this small eatery offers a diverse selection of food to satisfy any craving. With soups, sandwiches and just about anything else, patrons at Shopsin's can expect a distinctly New York eating experience. Email: eat@shopsins.com

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beverages2 Porto Rico Importing Co.
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14
(212) 677-1210
www.portorico.com
Mon - Fri, 8:00 am - 7:00 pm; Sat, 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

Owned and operated by the Longo family for three generations, this Greenwich Village institution has a tradition of offering the finest coffees and teas in the world since 1907. Coffees are roasted daily at the Porto Rico Importing Co. roaster in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Owner Peter Longo finds the best beans from around the world and offers a wide variety of Organic, Fair-Trade and Shade Grown coffees. Over 150 varieties of loose tea are available, as well as a large selection of tea bags. Mr. Longo works hard to ensure that the business stays true to its original tenets: Everyone is welcome. The coffees are murderously fresh. They are true to their origins and reflect the characteristics of their cup qualities. The prices are fair.

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beverages2 Tra La La Juice Bar
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34
(212) 982-8585
Mon - Sat, 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Tra La La Juice Bar offers fresh smoothies and other goodies to grab on the go. Tra La La Juice Bar is under the same ownership as both Rainbo's Fish and Rainbo's AND... In addition to the freshly made smoothies, Tra La La is home to the noted Carrot Pistachio Walnut Muffin and a variety of other muffins, scones and baked goods. Tra La La will also prepare custom cakes for all occasions. Call or email for more information. Email: rainbosfish@webtv.net

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culture2 Cuchifritos Art Gallery
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15
(212) 598-4124
www.aai-nyc.org/cuchifritos/
Mon - Sat, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Cuchifritos Art Gallery is a gallery/project space that features a rotating collection of contemporary art. Cuchifritos aims to create deeper connections between artists and the general public by showing cutting edge contemporary art within a local community setting. With their space within the Essex Street Market, the Gallery makes art more accessible - allowing for interaction between the curators, the artists, the site and the community. A longstanding center of everyday culture in the Lower East Side, Essex Street Market allows Cuchifritos to tap into the neighborhood's cultural institutions to explore how contemporary art might relate to current local and global community issues.

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merchandise2 Aminova's Barber Shop
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25
None
Mon - Sat, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Voted the Best Barber in New York City by the Village Voice in 2001, this no-nonsense barber offers all types of haircuts and styles for $7, plus trims and shaves. Children are also welcome. During your haircut, marvel at the diverse collection of clocks displayed on the wall.

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merchandise2 Santa Lucia Religious
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10
None
Mon - Sat, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Santa Lucia Religious offers a variety of religious items including candles and incense. You can also find several varieties of feathered dream catchers.

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merchandise2 Three Brothers Clothing
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28
(646) 662-5785
Mon - Sat, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Three Brothers Clothing offers a distinctly New York flavor. The tiny store carries a diverse selection of clothing for men, women and children. Products available at Three Brothers include jogging suits, shirts and blouses, pants and shorts, jackets and coats, socks, bras and many other items to get you, your family, and friends around town. Be sure to inquire about the daily specials and deals that may be available.

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