Best NYC Food Gift Shops

by NYJ Team

New York City is known for its multi-faceted food industry – from fast food to gourmet delights. At the top of the ladder, one will find a handful of the best food gift shops in the city, and possibly the world. Visitors to New York should take some time to pay some of these a visit.

Zabars on Broadway at 80th Street is considered by many to be a New York icon. This family-owned store, which has been providing New Yorkers with top quality specialty food for over 70 years, caters to over 40,000 people each week and it is not difficult to understand why. Zabars offers unique coffee blends, pastries, imported products, smoked fish and an impressive selection of cheeses, to name just a few. Visitors can sample the food or purchase gift baskets to take home as a special New York memento. Click for

Any cake lover can tell you that the best cheesecake in the world is Junior’s Cheesecake. The secret recipe for this cake has been in the Rosen family for generations and visitors to the Big Apple can now sample this delicious masterpiece and other offerings by visiting one of three Junior’s Cheescake stores in the city – in Brooklyn, at the Grand Central Station and at Times Square.  Click to go to

Finally, Murray’s Cheese and Specialty Store, considered New York’s best cheese shop for decades, has two stores for visitors to enjoy – in Greenwich Village and at Grand Central Terminal. The stores offer an array of some of the best food in the world, from chocolate and confections to olives and antipasto, fruits and bread. However, their focus is on cheese and these stores present a mind-boggling selection, where knowledgeable staff can guide visitors about making their best purchase. Click to visit

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