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Zabar's, New York City

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The smell of freshly baked bread wafts through the air as customers fill the aisles anxious to get their order at Zabar's. This busy store is the epitome of New York, with its delicious foods and constant buzz. Fresh chocolate croissants are plated for breakfast and cheese from every corner of the world is on display and offered in samples. The store offers a constant supply of fresh bagels, deli meats, gift baskets, specialty pantry items, coffee, and smoked fish. The family-run business started as a humble stall at a farmer's market in the early 1920s, and today represents a New York landmark frequently referenced in pop culture and on television shows. To visit Zabar's on your trip to New York City, use our New York City trip itinerary maker.
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  • This place is legendary for its bagels, pastry and coffee. A must breakfast experience when in NYC West Side. A place where you can eat and converse with neighborhood people, a place where your coffee...  more »
  • A delicatessen that offers a lot for breakfast: bagels, Panini, muffins... and even breads and croissants for the nostalgic chocolate, and more coffee is very good, the side friendly is accentuated by the large table and the counter. Institution that exists in Manhattan for 82 years. Really handy for hotels located in the area and offering no breakfast
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  • After shopping for eyeglasses and hiking boots, we decided to treat ourselves to some of the best lox in town. We headed to Zabar's and bought a quarter pound of Nova lox, some whitefish salad, a coup...  more »
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  • Zabar's is an institution and still remains an excellent place to shop for grocery essentials as well as amazing prepared foods and a huge variety of smoked fish, baked goods, excellent coffee, and everything in between. It's usually busy but always manageable with good numbered systems for counter service. Some items may be pricey but great deals abound, especially in their huge cheese selection and in their prepared foods.
  • Overrated, overpriced. Rude, immature cashiers who refuse to say thank you or have a nice day to customers. So overrated. So ma y superior places within just a few blocks so unless you are looking for kosher goodies or special cheeses, don't bother!
  • Breakfast is pre cooked and packaged in plastic containers that they throw in the microwave. You eat eggs and bacon out of a hot plastic container. The coffee however was good.
  • I'm all about Zabar's when I'm in New York City! Enjoy a cuppa Joe before you grab a basket. I've found so many interesting and useful gadgets every time I stop by. I go crazy for all the spices, olives and cheese. Don't skip out on going downstairs as well ☺
  • This place deserves the name Emporium. more than a supermarket. Such a selection of great food. A friend introduced me to these nice cakes from there.

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