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Alleva Dairy

188 Grand Street
New York City, NY 10013
212.226.7990
http://allevadairy.com

A Little Italy classic, this store has been around since 1862. It's still a local favorite for fresh and smoked mozzarella and ricotta. They also sell meats, sauces and a small number of other prepared foods. If you haven't visited for a while, you might want to give it another shot, since they recently doubled their floor space, making it somewhat less crowded.


 

DiPalo Dairy

200 Grand Street
New York City, NY 10013
212.226.1033
http://www.dipaloselects.com/

This small, family-run store in Little Italy is renowned for their Italian cheeses, sausages and pastas. It's often somewhat crowded, but the staff is always patient and helpful.


 

Doughnut Plant

379 Grand Street
New York City, NY 10013
212.505.3700
http://www.doughnutplant.com

Although they've been around for decades, ask many of the old-timers in this neighborhood and they will refer to this doughnut place as the new kid on the block. This Lower East Sider has grown a die-hard following as the source for the fabulous, mega-doughnuts you buy for a mini-fortune at Dean & Deluca, Citarella and Zabar's. Varieties run from banana pecan to valrohna chocolate. And believe me, they're better fresh.


 

Economy Candy

108 Rivington Street
New York City, NY 10002
212.254.1531
http://www.economycandy.com

Economy is what candy stores ought to be. This old-world place is stacked from floor to ceiling with great gooey gobs of colorful, sugary goodness. You'll find stuff you haven't seen since you were a kid (remember those politically incorrect chocolate cigarettes? They still have them!). Featuring European chocolates and all sort of candy gismos and whistles and necklaces just perfect for party favors, you'll feel like a kid in a candy store, literally.


 

Guss' Pickles

85 Orchard Street
New York City, NY 10002
212.564.0909
http://www.gusspickle.com

For over 90 years, Guss has been doing the same thing in exactly the same way. Pickles. Just pickles. More pickles than you ever thought possible. Garlic and butter, sour and sweet; they sit in gigantic wooden barrels ripe for the taking in every type and flavor imaginable. Straight out of Crossing Delancey, if you can't find the kind you like it doesn't exist.


 

Kadouri & Sons

51 Hester Street
New York City, NY 10002
212.677.5441

One of the best sources in Manhattan for Middle Eastern foods, spices and seasonings (though not of the same ilk as Atlantic Avenue), the dried fruits and nuts are standouts. They also sell a variety of grains, condiments, beans and Israeli sweets.


 

Kossar's Bialys

367 Grand Street
New York City, NY 10002
187.740.0000
http://www.kossarsbialys.com/

Kossar's has been making bialys for decades, offering an outstanding selection of classic varieties, like garlic and onion. Not a glimmer of trendiness has seeped through these old walls. This places bakes up bialys the way your grandmother would have made them, if she had been so inclined.


 

Neuman & Bogdonoff

173 Chrystie Street
New York City, NY 10002
212.228.2444
http://www.caterernyc.com/

The offerings at this caterer focus on innovative seafood dishes and platters. Great for a small to a larger, more lavish affair, this catering service is ideal if you are planning a menu with an emphasis on fresh-grilled fish and pastas dishes.


 

Piemonte Ravioli

190 Grand Street
New York City, NY 10013
212.226.0475
http://piemonteravioli.com/

Since the 1920s, Piemonte Ravioli has been making super-fresh pasta in classic and unusual varieties. Their fresh-made ravioli comes filled with a daunting number of interesting fillings. This is a great store if pasta is your thing.


 

Russ & Daughters

179 East Houston Street
New York City, NY 10002
212.475.4880
http://www.russanddaughters.com

This landmark deli is considered the top source for such old world delicacies as smoked fish, lox and sable. But, just as many people come here for their fabulous baked goods, including rugelach and babka. The staff is great, but don't even dream of trying to rush them.


 

Special Attention

325 East Houston Street
New York City, NY 10002
212.477.4805
http://special-attention.com/

Excellent quality and service are guaranteed by this caterer emphasizing Asian-influenced appetizers. She also features several courses of hot and cold food trays. Good for a gallery opening or a full-course dinner event, this is fabulous fusion.


 

The Pickle Guys

49 Essex Street
New York City, NY 10002
212.656.9739
http://www.pickleguys.com

This place was started by former employees of the most famous pickle place in the city, Guss'. Like Guss', the pickles here are the real deal. In spellbinding array of varieties from dill to sour to garlic, they also feature a large line of pickled mushrooms, tomatoes and peppers.


 

Yonah Schimmel Knish Bakery

137 East Houston Street
New York City, NY 10002
212.477.2858
http://knishery.com/

To many, just the word knish brings up images of old New York. And in a city that knows the difference between a knish and a potato patty, this is one of the best sources you are likely to find. Featuring over twenty varieties, they also sell a number of Jewish delicacies like kugel and blintzes. But here, the knish is king.

 

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