Zabar's, New York

When one thinks of the United States, the first words which spring to mind are “bigger”, “better” and sometimes even “louder”. New York City epitomises what the United States stands for. It is bigger, louder and more colourful than anywhere in the world, teeming with people from all walks of life and bursting with the most incredible energy and flavors. With this in mind, one place to visit in New York City is Zabar’s. Zabar’s is widely known for its coffees and teas, boasting one of the finest and widest ranges in New York. However, there is a lot more to Zabar’s than meets the eye. Zabar’s epitomises New York City. In fact, their pay-off line is “ New York is Zabar’s…Zabar’s is New York”.

What is Zabar’s?

Zabar’s offers the complete New York culinary experience, and then some added extras. The shop has been around for ages and has become a part of the New York culture. Even though it is a major tourist destination, Zabar’s has still managed to maintain its somewhat quaint and professional appearance, without giving way to cater solely for the tourist market. Zabar’s is real.

Recently, Zabar’s was voted the Most Popular Independent Store in New York by Zagat’s New York Shopping. This goes to show that success can be attained without having to grow into a global mass product.

There are not many stores like Zabar’s. Besides for the vast array of coffees and teas on offer, the store also boasts a comprehensive delicatessen. The Zabar’s fish counter stocks the freshest and best quality fish – ready to throw right into the pan to prepare any way required. The cheese counter is also a haven for all those cheese fanatics with almost every cheese available. Smelly, blue, exotic, holy. Zabar’s has all of it.

Zabar’s can not however be pigeon-holed as a mere delicatessen. Zabar’s also stocks a whole range of household accessories, ranging from bakeware, cookware and cutlery to kitchen tools, outdoor barbeque accessories and even a bar and beverage section.

The range is so broad at Zabar’s and the quality of such a high standard that the store has solved the “what to buy as a gift” riddle for thousands of sufferers by introducing gift certificates. These gift certificates range from $25 to $500, so the range of occasions they can cover is vast.

Zabar’s is continually trying to keep the product offering fresh, without losing its core identity. The most recent offering is a Mother’s Day Houseware Special as well as a free pound of coffee with every purchase of a coffee machine.

Visiting Zabar's NYC

All cities have their attractions. New York City has many, so the competition is exceptionally stiff. With this in mind, Zabar’s should be on any New York visitor’s to-do list. This is where a truly New York vibe can be found in and amongst the freshest goods and finest merchandise.

Zabar's is located at 80th Street and Broadway on the Upper West Side of Manhattan in New York City, New York.

Store Type
Famous Upper West Side gourmet epicurean emporium, specializing in the finest coffee, smoked fish, caviar, cheese, deli meats, kitchen equipment and housewares.

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