Zabar's - NYC's Gourmet Epicurian Emporium

Zabar's - NYC's Gourmet Epicurian Emporium

Saul Zabar was one of the original guys in my childhood who took the time and made the effort to roast quality coffee locally. He concentrated on a great combination of quality, value and blending acumen. Since this is the neighborhood I grew up in my mom bought a # of his blends and I was exposed to great coffee when I was young. It took me another 25 years to start roasting my own - but it was because I had the Zabar's imprimatur stamped on me forever that it was possible for me to have a reference point. That's why I love Zabar's, it's coffee, its lox and so many other things about this store. Down side for me as a consumer: it's busy all the time!