Our first Economic Snapshot of the year spotlights the distribution of food manufacturing in New York City. Small businesses are driving growth, sustained by an increased demand for local goods and a steady supply of food-oriented entrepreneurs.
The Taste of NYC: Fancy Food Fellowship promotes local entrepreneurship and manufacturing growth in NYC’s immigrant communities by increasing access to new markets, networks and resources. Immigrant-owned or founded businesses are encouraged to apply!
Luis Rodriguez opened Luis Meats in Essex Street Market 17 years ago. He told us about some of his shop's prime offerings as well as the changing demographics of the Lower East Side and how he likes to spend his evenings after work.
Ni Japanese Delicacies sells all-natural Japanese vegan specialties ranging from brown rice onigiri balls to miso-cured salmon bento boxes. Owners Atsushi and Saori Numata explain how they and their family have grown with the market over the last few years.
For over 25 years, chocolatier Rhonda Kave has artfully crafted homemade truffles, chocolate and caramel candies, and lollipops. We spoke with Rhonda about where she draws her inspiration for her shop in Essex Street Market, Roni-Sue's Chocolates.
The first cheese shop in the country devoted solely to American farmstead cheese, Saxelby Cheesemongers has curated a unique selection from over 30 dairies in the Northeast and beyond. We caught up with owner Anne Saxelby, who has successfully created a shop connecting cheesemakers to foodies in New York.