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Sep 23, 2013 05:43 PM

Closing time Discount/Sale in Manhattan

Hi there,
I'm wondering whether there is any discount or sales of food near closing time at these deli, supermarkets, bakeries, specialty shops? I'm pretty sure some bakeries do, but I'm more into prepared food than pastries. These shops need to get rid of the food that does not sell out during the day or before the expiration date, right?
Thank you for your input.

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    1. re: thegforceny

      Thank you so much for your reply. When would be a good time to be there? And I know there is also one around 59th and Madison, what about that one?

      1. re: thegforceny

        We order from Delmonico's at work.. very good.

      2. I've seen some Chinese buffets that charge less later in the day (after 3 or 4pm). I think Sunny One on Chambers is one of them.

        And if you're okay with raw materials in addition to prepared food, many of the stands at Union Square Greenmarket start discounting at around 4pm on Saturday. I just learned this; I'm usually there by noon, but I got there late this past weekend.

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        1. re: small h

          Both New York Mart and Deluxe Food Market discount their hot foods after 5 or 6pm. The roast pork/duck or char siu isn't bad for $3. Usually a good addition to stir fry noodles I might make after refilling on my Asian groceries.

        2. Check with Cafe Kabila.

          1. The amy's breads in chelsea market used to have discounts near closing, haven't been in a while so call to check.
            Also buttercup bakery on 2nd ave discounts their muffins to $1ea after 5pm-call ahead first they may have sold all earlier in the day

            1. Not at closing time, but Woorijip often has discounted sushi and pre-packaged Korean "lunch boxes" early in the day (e.g. 8 am).

              Not technically "day-old" since they were probably left over from the previous "day" at closing time, which is 3 a.m.

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              1. re: ipsedixit

                I think Cafe Zaiya also has closing specials...i think all the prepared food is half off.

                1. re: ipsedixit

                  They also have discounted lunch boxes in the evening. I used to pass by around 9pm or so from class and there were usually a variety of options available in the refrigerator case. IIRC the lunch box also comes with soup and/or salad even at night.