Thursday, May 1, 2014

Not Surprisingly, Once Again, Z is for Zabar's

No surprise to anyone who knows me, Z is for Zabar's. It was "Z" last year and if there was a food Hall of Fame Zabar's would be inducted immediately. Last year's post is a great description. The store is gourmet in quality, but very approachable, and though it's world class it's a real neighborhood spot. It's usually very crowded -- I'm wary of trying to wheel a grocery cart around -- but on a Monday past at noon I was able to get a lot of pictures to share. I have many favorite parts in the store and I tried to get pictures of all of them.

The fabulous cheese department greets you at the entrance. This is only a small part of the selection. 

  Zabar's takeout brings the phrase to a new level. The salmon is cooked and ready to go with sauce. This is only one of the prepared food areas. 

Hand sliced salmon...One of my favorite treats

 My favorite place to buy coffee. There are three bags of Zabar's coffee in my freezer right now. I buy it by the half pound and like to try new flavors. 

There is dried fruit, homemade halvah and a wonderful bakery. There are strips of strudel -- apple, cherry, cheese -- delicious and ready to serve. There are rows of mustard and olive oil. The prices range from less expensive than the grocery to very pricey, but the latter are very high quality.  

And so it goes...Blogging from A to Z. We went from Artie's to Zabar's and sampled bagels, pizza and baklava. We took a side trip to Wilmington and came back for frozen yogurt, and we went from winter to spring, all in one short month.  I made new friends, met up with friends of longstanding -- both in BlogLand and real life -- and did a lot of writing and picture taking. Thank you all who visited during the Challenge. I hope you'll visit often. There's a lot of fun yet to come in Buttercupland. 

Yesterday was raining and winter coat weather and today is spring. My prayers for all who were affected by floods and storms. 

As always, thanks for visiting and take good care! 


Denise D Hammond, CGFM-Retired said...

Great choice. Again. If I did a restaurant A to Z, I would have to stick with Zingerman's Deli in Ann Arbor for Z.

Catherine said...

Dear Carole, It looks like a treat to roam through this store and see all the treats.
Blessings dear. Catherine

Tracy said...

So many choices you have. Someday I must get to NYC to try them all.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I had a lot of fun following along with you on this challenge! You did a great job! Hugs!

Sola Scriptura said...

Wow, all that cheese! And coffee!!! I think you saved the best place for last!

Nellie said...

Oh, my! I wouldn't make it past the cheese selections! Yum!

Melinda said...

We made it the end! Woo hoo!!

You have great places to eat there.
Enjoyed all of your posts.

M : )

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

It's hard to believe a month has gone by so quickly, but I've found that when the weather starts turning nicer the time does go by faster. Thankfully Spring has come. We still have some chilly days ahead but they aren't freezing and it's no longer snowing. The flowers are blooming instead! Hope you have a fantastic Friday!

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

Zabar's looks like a wonderful place to visit. I love getting food that is already prepared. You can't make mistakes when you just have to heat a dish up.

Congratulations on completing the challenge. I enjoyed reading about your choices of food venues in NY and elsewhere.

Terra said...

I am with you, if I lived near there I would shop there often. A foodie's paradise.

Ms Sparrow said...

I'm pretty stodgy when it comes to coffee. I stick to the brand favored by my Norwegian ancestors, Butternut.
I guess brand loyalty is in our genes.


Zabar's looks special indeed. YUMMY! food and specialty items.

Mevely317 said...

Congratulations on a really entertaining A-Z series!
Like Nellie said, I'd have difficulty making it past the cheeses.

I'm so taken with the almost-European, cozy feel of the interior ... vs. the huge, (sometimes) sterile feel of our supermarkets.

Annesphamily said...

I love to shop with lots of variety. That cheese section looks dreamy! Sigh! I always love your shares.