Barefoot Contessa like in NYC
My friend is a caterer and would love to visit something along the lines The Barefoot Contessa store, which is no longer open. Any suggestions something smaller than Zabars?
Some great gourmet shops are: everything in the Chelsea Market, Murray's Cheese, Zabar's, Citarella, Dean & Deluca (Soho location), Balducci's...
Russ & Daughters in the Lower East Side has lovely gourmet foods (smoked fish, caviar, cheeses) and is a true New York delicatessen.
Definitely not smaller than Zabar's, but Eli's on 80th & Third has some great things. Love their turkey meatloaf.