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#16 omnivorette

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Posted 05 July 2006 - 06:52 PM

organic appenzeller....!
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Posted 05 July 2006 - 06:55 PM

Three cheese stores in the market now! As I have said repeatedly, it's a pity the greenmarkets can't welcome these types of vendors. If it could just stay open an hour later, Essex Market would be pretty much one-stop shopping for me.
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Posted 18 September 2006 - 02:33 PM

Swankier and swankier. I made it to Formaggio Essex, and they have some very good stuff. The cheeses are mainly imported, mainly French and Spanish, which makes a nice complement to Saxelby's selection of artisanal American cheeses. Look out for a French cheese called La Dréan: buttery and nutty.

But they also have some special charcuterie - lomo and salchichon Iberico, for example, as well as all kinds of fancy oils and pasta and truffle-infused whatnots.
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Posted 18 September 2006 - 03:44 PM

there's now sushi, dim sum, and muffins near the northern entrance. :blink:
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Posted 18 September 2006 - 06:11 PM

there's now sushi, dim sum, and muffins near the northern entrance. :blink:


All at the same booth? :lol:
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Posted 09 December 2006 - 06:52 PM

I figured it needed its own thread:

The Essex Street Market exists as an urban planner’s vision of commercial utopia — the sort of retail space now all but non-existent in New York, where increasingly segregated social classes come together to share if not the actual experience of affluence, then the readily purchasable signifiers of it.


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Posted 12 December 2006 - 03:25 PM

I figured it needed its own thread:


So did we. A merger might be in order.
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Posted 12 December 2006 - 03:28 PM


I figured it needed its own thread:


So did we. A merger might be in order.

Done.
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#24 Wilfrid1

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Posted 18 December 2006 - 03:32 PM

Essex Street Cheese, the mysterious store offering only (good) aged Comte, which I only ever found open once, seems to have gone. If I am right, the newcomer is a cafe called Paradou, which I assume to be a branch of the West Village cafe. (Hey, if Frank Bruni can't be bothered fact-checking...)
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Posted 18 December 2006 - 06:59 PM

Eater.com reports that Shopsin's is closing, and may reopen in a greatly truncated form as a lunch counter in the Market.
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Posted 18 December 2006 - 07:39 PM

Essex Street Cheese, the mysterious store offering only (good) aged Comte, which I only ever found open once, seems to have gone. If I am right, the newcomer is a cafe called Paradou, which I assume to be a branch of the West Village cafe. (Hey, if Frank Bruni can't be bothered fact-checking...)


Apparently you can still order their Comte through Freshdirect. I have done so a couple of times and both times it has been excellent.

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Posted 18 December 2006 - 07:40 PM

It was good stuff, and I think that makes much more sense than a retail outlet in a market.
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Posted 24 January 2007 - 08:07 PM

Can someone please supply the name and/or phone number for the butcher at the Essex Street Market? Thanks.
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#29 omnivorette

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Posted 24 January 2007 - 08:13 PM

From earlier in this thread:

Jeffrey's.

And there's the latino butcher which is also good, but I don't know the name.
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Posted 24 January 2007 - 08:17 PM

Luis Meat Market, and that site will lead you to all the other merchants too.
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