Zabar's 2nd Floor Housewares Mezzanine is hosting some great product demos, introductions and tastings. Please join us to learn more!
Saturday, April 1st 12 PM - 4 PM Vitamix will be here & will be showcasing a few of their new mixers. Models 2300, 2500 & 3300. Sample fresh smoothies and learn all the amazing things a new vitamix mixer can do!
Sunday, April 23rd 2 PM - 6 PM Lekue will be joining us on the showroom floor to show off their line of microwave cooking products. Samples will be shared for all who join us!
Due to the expected blizzard in NYC (hello Stella!) Zabar's retail store will be closed on Tuesday, March 14, 2017. We appreciate your understanding as we want to keep our employees safe during the snow storm.
A note to our mail order customers: If your order is scheduled to ship from our store on March 14th please expect a delayed ship date for your order. We will notify you when your order will ship.
The showdown between Humans and Machines rages on across the Upper West Side!
On JANUARY 17th, Symphony Space’s comedy debate series Uptown Showdown will pit two teams of all-star comedians against each other to find out which is superior - humans or machines? Performers include Friend of Zabar’s, Dave Hill!
Zabar's IS GIVING AWAY 2 Tickets to the show and a $25 IN-STORE ZABAR'S GIFT CERTIFICATE!
To enter simply follow Symphony Space and Zabar’s, and tag whoever you would like to take with you in the comments section of this post! Winners will be contacted directly. #TagAName
Looking for a last minute gift? We have Zabar's Gift Baskets available for pick up in our store. Also a full 2nd Floor Housewares Mezzanine full of amazing and unique kitchen gadgets & tools. Also throughout our store you'll find treats and treasures including a selection of Li-Lac Chocolates, including Nonpareils.
Here's a little more about the outstanding Li-Lac Chocolates:
The history of Li-Lac Chocolates dates back to 1923 when George Demetrious, a native of Greece who studied the art of chocolate making in France, emigrated to New York and opened his shop at 120 Christopher Street in the heart of Greenwich Village. During the 1920s, Greenwich Village was a destination for artists, intellectuals and innovators. It was in this context that Mr. Demetrious applied his chocolate-making expertise, creating and perfecting his recipes for such items as Almond Bark, Butter Crunch, Hazelnut Truffle Squares, Legendary Fudge, and other favorites, steadily building a loyal customer following among his quirky and demanding neighbors. Over the ensuing 9 decades, Li-Lac became a New York favorite. When trendy ingredients and mass production emerged as the model for the modern chocolatier, Li-Lac remained true to its history and tradition, eschewing automation and trendiness. Deemed "stubbornly old fashioned" by the Wall Street Journal, Li-Lac Chocolates is one of the few old-school chocolate companies to survive into the modern era.
At Zabar's, we're one big family, Four generations of Zabar's have made it happen here in the store and employees are here for decades and decades. We love seeing and sharing how our family grows. Scott Goldshine shared these adorable pics with us of his niece, Ariana Pizarro. At home she prepared her thanksgiving meal as a true chef! Delicious!!
Join us at Zabar's 2nd Floor Housewares Mezzanine for these upcoming demos. See expert how-tos, learn tips and tricks, and enjoy samples!
Saturday, December 3, 11 - 4 PM Laurastar Lift Iron
Laurastar is the pioneer and world leader in professional ironing systems for home use. Its all-in-one systems consist of an exclusive Laurastar active board, equipped with a blower and vacuum system to prevent unwanted creases, an integrated steam generator and a professional iron - another Laurastar exclusive feature. From now on, perfect results are accessible to everyone who loves beautiful clothes and wants them to stay beautiful.
Saturday, December 3, 2-6 PM Fielding Deep Fryer
Sunday, December 4, 12-3 PM Smeg Retro Toasters & Blenders
Symbolic objects, icons that transform the space that they occupy, the new '50s Retro-Style small appliances recall the past. They are capable of shaping everyday spaces, they breathe new life into old ways and preceding habits, such as is the way in art and memory.
Sunday, December 11, 1-5 PM Bodum French Press Coffee Makers
CHAMBORD is a true original – the classic French press coffee maker designed in the fifties. And we still produce it with the same painstaking craftsmanship we used way back when with the original. The frame and lid, made of steel, undergo several chrome plating processes to obtain a durable shiny surface that will last for many years of intense use.
Sunday, December 11, 11 - 4 PM Laurastar Lift Iron
Join us for these exciting events in our 2nd Floor Housewares Mezzanine. It's a great time to test out new products, ask questions and find great deals! Plus you can find unique gifts and new kitchen gadgets.
Zabar's, 2245 Broadway, NYC
Laura Star Lift Iron product demos 11/5, 11/19, 12/03, 12/17, from 11 AM - 4 PM * Laura star started in the 1980's * world's leader in professional ironing systems * award winner " Chicago athenaeum good design award also design pries Schwarz award and if product design award * showcasing the powerful steam feature for all fabrics * personalize customer service
Like Microwave Cookwear product demo 11/6 from 2-6 pm * made in Spain * promotes healthy diets * made with platinum silicone * resistant to high & low temps * will be making fish & sushi
Vita-Mix Blenders product demos 11/13 from 2 - 6 PM * making smoothies and soup * showing model #750 * 8 year warranty * made in the a.s.a.p. * how strong machine is at 1600 watts
Bodum French Press Coffee Makers product demos 11/20 and 12/11 from 1-5 pm * explaining how easy to use * the difference in the taste from drip coffee makers * also showcasing the milk frothier
Last week, we had the pleasure of meeting two beautiful, glowing, soon to be newly weds at the store. Andrew Whitman & Hilary Russo stopped by the manager's desk just days before their wedding to meet Saul Zabar and a few of our managers, and to share the story of their romance.
This past weekend was their wedding day. In the beautiful Hudson Valley. We wish all the best on your new union and lives togethers. How wonderful to be a part of it!
The story of their romance. November 2015
I met my fiancée Hilary online in May, 2012… Like most online introductions, we went from chatting online – to chatting on the telephone… and soon were ready to meet “in real life”. But, where would we meet?
The answer – was Zabar’s!
We agreed to meet at the store, shop together, then head to Riverside Park for a picnic. It was the Saturday before Mother’s Day, 2012. It’s a day I’ll remember the rest of my life.
I got there first, having walked up Broadway from 70th Street. I stood on the sidewalk, near the “out door” by the register. As fate would have it, a small group of musicians were playing nearby – providing the soundtrack for a moment I’ve replayed countless times in my head. Hilary was walking south from 92nd Street… and everything seemed to stop as she arrived.
She smiled – her beautiful face illuminated by both the sunlight – and the orange glow from Zabar’s signage… kissed me on the cheek… and we quickly entered the store.
Within moments, we realized how closely connected we were. Our first stop was the olive display – we got some for the picnic. Then, we discovered we had similar tastes in cheeses. By the time we got to the dessert area (the end of our first aisle), it was obvious we both “clicked” – and had similar tastes and preferences in food. By the prepared salad, soup, and kinish section – we were holding hands!
The rest of our shopping trip was a blur: we made each other smile and laugh, and the smells of Zabar’s smoked fish, bread, and coffee made our mouths water (or at least water more than they were). We checked out, had our picnic – and both agreed it was the best first date we had ever been on (perhaps we even realized then that it would be the last first date either of us would go on).
The story of our first date at Zabar’s has become something of a legend among our friends and family – and we have made sure your store has been an ongoing part of our relationship:
In November, 2014 – I proposed to Hilary in the new apartment we had just leased together. In our empty living room, I prepared a surprise: dozens of roses, candles, and another picnic from Zabar’s (oh, and a diamond ring, as well!). Of course, Zabar’s had to be there – you had been there from the very beginning!
I mentioned we moved into a new apartment together… and those who knew us (and the story of how we met) knew how to help mark the occasion. We received several housewarming gift baskets from where else… but Zabar’s!
Our connection to Zabar’s is not limited to just “special occasions”. Every time Hilary and I pass by the store – we stop – and share a kiss… and say “thank you” for helping bring us together. Our housewarming baskets have provided us with Zabar’s mugs, and every time we use them – we are instantly transported back to the moment that changed our lives.
And, this coming October, when we gather to celebrate our wedding with the people who mean the most to us – we will make sure Zabar’s is there, as well (after all, where else are we going to get bagels, lox, and cream cheese for a pre-wedding breakfast that’s as special to us as the rest of our wedding day will be?!?!?).
Could any of this happened without Zabar’s? Could I have met the love of my life, and paved the way to “happily ever after” without your store? Perhaps. Then again, I was lucky enough to meet the greatest woman in the world… so it seems fully appropriate that it began at the greatest store in New York!
So, once again, you have my unending thanks. Thank you for being the site of our first date… Thank you for being a part of our meeting, our engagement, our housewarming, our wedding, and countless kisses we’ve shared along Broadway. Thank you for helping bring Hilary into my life!
You have been a part of our lives since the moment we became “we.” And, you shall remain in our hearts (and your food in our bellies), for the rest of our lives.
I’ve attached a photo (one of many) Hilary and I have taken in front of your store over the years – one that honors our love – and the place it all began (Zabar’s, of course!)… Enjoy, and once again, thank you!