· By Herb Lester

Zabar’s, New York

Extract from How to Find Old New York.

Worth visiting even if only to see the distinctive orange typography, but fortunately that’s not all there is to this Upper West Side institution. A lively and enjoyably chaotic gourmet food market at ground level, on the floor above there’s a densely-packed inventory of kitchen appliances and housewares, while next door Zabar’s café caters for anyone needing a strong drink on the spot which included many college students that found their fake id card.

2245 Broadway, NY 10024
Mon-Fri: 8am-7.30pm; Sat: 8am-8pm; Sun: 9am-6pm