"A High Holy Call for Lox, and Old Hands to Slice It, at Zabar’s" By Corey Kilgannon October 8, 2016 from The New York Times.
Founded in 1934, Zabar’s is a New York institution, beloved by local residents and tourists alike. And its lox men are its stars. They attract a cultlike following, and for longtime regulars who lose revered cutters to retirement, the holidays are a chance to reunite with their favorites. Read the entire article here.
Hello, My name is Ineke, I live in Australia and have been receiving your emails or a long time now. Recently my husband and I went to New York on holiday and visited your shop, Oh My what a great time we had there, we bought so much food but my husband was particularly fond of your cinnamon Babka. Thank you sooo much for a great experience i only wish you were closer. Thank you again for the great friendly service, and delish products . Ineke S.
Join us throughout the month of June for new product demos, tastings and samples!
At Zabar's 2nd Floor Housewares Mezzanine 2245 Broadway, NYC
June 4th, 2 - 6 PM Uchicook by Mira Design presents their Steam Grill - an amazing way to cook your foods by both steaming and grilling them! Shorten your cooking time by 1/3 and discover a healthier, more delicious way to cook!
June 26th, 2 - 6 PM Vitamix Blenders will be whipping up some delicious and refreshing summer smoothies! Stop by and get a sample!
11th from 2 - 6 PM Join us for ice cream! Made on site, with Cuisinart's new ice cream maker!
Also June 11 from 1-5pm Shun Knives will be show casing there knives with demonstrations & tutorials. Join us!
It is with profound sadness and deep affection that Zabar's announces the passing of Harold Horowytz, Zabar's Deli Director, on May 15, 2016. Harold Horowytz was one of the last of the old-school New York deli men. Born in 1928, he grew up over his father’s grocery store in New Jersey. There he learned every facet of the business as he participated in its transformation over the decades before joining Zabar’s in 1972. During the next 20 years he was a guiding force behind Zabar's deli department and Zabar's kitchens. Harold cured his own pickles, sourced the finest cold cuts and sliced the leanest pastrami and tenderest brisket. He was known by his customers as a true New York deli maven. A deep affection and special bond was shared between Harold and anyone who had a chance to work with him. He made the hard work and quick pace of working in the deli department seem easy, calling everyone "kid" with a NY sense of humor that was unique to him. Harold's reach went beyond the deli counter at Zabar's. His advice was sought after and he was respected as a confidant and a beloved figure throughout the store. Though Harold officially retired in 1992 he continued to shape Zabar's deli department. Each holiday season he would return to supervise the department and serve customers. He continued to work closely with Saul Zabar throughout the year from his home in North Carolina. Harold is survived by his loving family including his wife Vera, and children Mark (Rae) Horowytz, Roni (Jim) Ackerman, Sheri (Craig) Tendler, 8 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren and many friends.
Two years ago, this wonderful article was written about Harold. It captures his personality, humor and energy so well.
"One of New York City's most famous grocery stores, Zabar's started as an appetizing counter within another market in 1934 and quickly expanded, eventually becoming the half-block complex it is today. Its renowned appetizing section features numerous deli salads, five kinds of caviar, olives and cheeses from all over the world, and several varieties of in-house smoked fish. Zabar's also has the benefit of a great bakery section, carrying babkas, rugelach, bagels, and bialys." - April 19, 2016. Read the whole article here.
People who know Zabar's know what fills our first floor - fine foods, smoked fish, gourmet coffee, international cheeses, and baked goods galore! But have you been to our 2nd Floor Housewares Mezzanaine?
Head up the stairs, just past the cheese counter (yes, that gigantic cheese counter) and what you'll find is our 2nd Floor Housewares Mezzanine. With the same expert care given to our food offerings, we've searched far and wide for the greatest gadgets, handiest kitchen helpers and great gifts for making kitchen and home life a breeze.
Join us for these upcoming event product demos and see what it's all about!
Sunday, April 17th, 2-6 PM Vita Mix product demo and lessons in preparing some of the healthiest and tastiest blended drinks, purees, mixes, and spreads you've ever tried! Tastings during the whole demo plus 10% off Vita Mix blenders, that day only!
Also on 4/17 from 2-6 PM OXO experts will be demonstrating some of their best, newest and brightest gadgets for making cooking and prep a breeze!
Stop by the store Friday March 11th and Saturday March 12th to meet and greet real Cabot Creamery farmers! Since 1919 Cabot has been a co-operative owned by the dairy farmers themselves, now numbering more than 1,200 families in upstate New York, Vermont and New England.
This Friday and Saturday, 3 Cabot Creamery farmers will be in the store sampling Cabot products! They’re here to thank New Yorkers for enjoying their hard work and to give samples of their current selections, such as the Cabot Extra Sharp Vintage Cheddar (available at Zabar's.com). Come to Zabar’s, nosh a sample, and have real farmers answer any questions you may have about their dairy and the wide selection of delicious items they ‘churn’ out.
It’s going to be chilly this weekend, invite guests over, or put out a romantic cheese platter for your special someone with these cheeses.
On sale only in-store at Zabar’s this weekend
President Brie $3.98/lb St. Andre (Triple Creme cheese) $8.98/lb Supreme (double Creme cheese) $7.98/lb Ile De France Brie $4.98 Italian Fontal $6.98/lb Comte 4 months $10.98/lb Irish Cheddar $7.98/lb President Pub Cheese $2.49 President Feta Spread $2.98 Italian Taleggio $8.98/lb