Shopsin's originated in Greenwich Village in 1971 as a grocery store, but has since evolved into a restaurant and institution serving an extensive variety of food in the Lower East Side. Extensive may even be an understatement.
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.