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Best Old-School Butcher Shops, Pastry Shops & Delicatessen

New York is filled with neverending variety when it comes to food, from up and coming restaurants, to oldschool classics, the city never lacks good food. Being a big foodie and loving to cook I am always looking for the freshest vegetables, quality meats, crispiest bread, brightest flowers, etc. With Spring ahead and Summer around the corner, its time for some outdoor grilling, so today I will share with you the hidden butcher shops, pastry shops and delicatessen of NYC:


144 W Houston St, New York, NY 10012

Pasta cut to order, plus sauces, prepared meals & more, at old-school institution since 1906.

Pino's Prime Meat Market

149 Sullivan St Suite 2, New York, NY 10012

Top-quality meats with old-school feel and great service.

Di Palo's Fine Foods

200 Grand St, New York, NY 10013

Family-owned Italian shop offering artisanal cheeses & cured meats plus pasta, sauce & pantry items.

Marlow & Daughters

95 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11211

Old-school market with locally sourced meat, cheese & produce, plus housemade charcuterie & sides.

Lobster Place

Chelsea Market, 75 Ninth Avenue, New York, New York 10011

Chelsea Market venue offering a bounty of fish & lobsters, plus prepared eats like sushi & chowder.

La Delice Pastry Shop

372 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10016

Old-fashioned place turning out cookies, cupcakes & pastries in many flavors, plus custom cakes.

Chelsea Flower District

West 28th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues

Clustered around the corner of West 28th Street and 6th Avenue in Manhattan, the New York Flower District is made up of a number of individual wholesalers. Many of these wholesalers offer particular types of flowers or plants.


198 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011

Cakes & Japanese-style sandwiches, plus exotic teas & coffees, are served in banquette-lined rooms.

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