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.