Plan your Passover Seder with Eli

Eli has been catering Passover Seders for over 40 years, and eating his mother’s gefilte fish for a lot longer. The recipes at Eli’s have stood the test of time and Eli, himself, looks forward to them year after year. Call the Catering Department to plan your menu today: 212-860-0402 EXT. 9



Tradition, tradition…

There is a moment each year as winter turns to spring and three of my favorite holiday pastries arrive in the stores. Suddenly in the span of a week I can easily gain 5 pounds indulging in these seasonal treats. Nothing fancy and not expensive but oh how I love Irish Soda Bread, rich with raisins and caraway seeds, triangular prune or poppy filled Hamantaschen and on Good Friday a warm, sugar iced hot cross bun. All are available at Eli’s Essentials, and now, Eli’s soda bread is available online.

Eli’s Table


Good news for the brunch lovers

Fans of weekend brunch at Eli’s Table will be happy to hear that the menu they love is now available seven days a week. From 8 AM to 3 PM omelets, blintzes, heuvos rancheros and of course the famous, Amagansett Egg Sandwich are all on the menu. Make a date with a friend and come on in for breakfast or lunch. As always, the bread basket is on us.



A tisket, a tasket, ...

…the Easter Bunny brought a basket and it was filled with eggs of every sweet description: jelly beans, chocolate, marshmallow and cookie. You’ll find plush bunnies, rubber ducks and surprises for every age, neatly packed in a French crate.

Flower Department


Spring is in the air…

It can be hard to find nature in this concrete jungle, just inside the front door at Eli’s you’ll find a Flower Department where Spring is always in the air. Brighten any day with flowers from Holland, the Cote d’Azur and seasonal, locally grown blooms. By the stem, in a nosegay, a lavish bouquet or centerpiece, the focus is always on carefully crafted arrangements mixed with untraditional choices that make a statement. Seasonal arrangements start at $65.00 and are delivered all over Manhattan.



March Classes

Eli is proud to offer a variety of classes, taught by Eli’s team of skilled professionals in their respective fields. Each month, expect a new calendar to be released with a diverse mix of seasonally-inspired topics aimed to teach and inspire, while offering an inside look at Eli’s World – the people that make Eli’s the most specialized, highest-quality market in the city, and the topics they have spent decades enthralled in to ensure their departments meet Eli’s high standards.



A bar to call home

With 10 rotating brews on tap, many from homegrown operations like Queens’ Big Alice Brewing and the Bronx’s Gun Hill plus a zinc-topped counter for cocktails like the a Gin and Bare It (botanist gin, Concord grape shrub) plus comfort-food standards to balance the booze, it’s no wonder Timeout Magazine named it one of the best bars on the UES.



What I’m in the mood for tonight…

As a longtime Upper East Sider, I wanted to create a wine bar for my neighborhood where dinner would be a relaxed affair and the wine list would stimulate conversations on subjects as diverse as my neighbors lives.


What's on Eli's Mind?

As an Upper east Sider I love my neighborhood, and have been fortunate to spend 23 great years at The Vinegar Factory. I have seen the neighborhood around me and my stores evolve tremendously. With that in mind, I’ve made the decision to centralize my retail operations in my flagship market on 80th & Third Avenue. The Vinegar Factory has always been a manufacturing facility, and I’m happy to be able to return it to that use and expand production there. This will strengthen our ability to better serve you, our valued customers, and I am confident this decision will make my flagship market a better shopping experience. The second floor event space at The Vinegar Factory will continue to be a great place to host your next party. I realize that if you live close to the Vinegar Factory this decision will have an impact on some of your daily routines. I may not be as close as I’ve been, but I’m not far, heading west, you’ll find Eli’s Essentials at 91st street, 87th street and 74th street and as always for delivery, a phone call away.