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Get Ready to Give Thanks

We call it the hectic season – from here to the end of the year the days are short and they fly by. Getting ready for Thanksgiving early is one way to make the holiday more enjoyable. A call to the Catering Department at Eli’s at 212-860-0402 Ext. 9 is a good place to start. We’ll talk you through your menu and quantities, let you cook the parts you enjoy, and provide what you find more challenging.



Say it with flowers

Just inside the front door at Eli’s you’ll find a Flower Department where premium flowers are flown in daily from the Dutch Holland Auction and the Cote d’Azur, and where offerings always showcase the best of the season. Shop flowers by the stem, in a nosegay, a lavish bouquet or centerpiece by calling Eli’s Flower Shop, or order an arrangement online.



Let’s talk Turkey

Free-range, organic, heritage breed – these are just a few of the turkey terms you’ll come across and Eli’s butchers are here to help. Our Heritage turkeys are Bourbon Reds. They have a richer, more distinct flavor, similar to a game bird, with more lean, dark meat. Confused? Call Eli’s butcher at 212-717-8100 Ext. 6 to talk you through it.



Plan a party

Believe it or not, the holiday party planning season is upon us, and Eli has party spaces to celebrate in. From upstairs at The Vinegar Factory to the second floor of Bar ’91 for a more casual event, reserve for your holiday fête, corporate events and special dinners today.



Eli’s & Mercato

Eli is proud to announce that his old-fashioned butcher, pristine fish department and select essentials are now available for online ordering via Mercato, the premiere platform for online grocery and specialty food. While you can always have Eli’s personal grocery shoppers shop your full grocery list for you, 7-days a week, access to the city’s best meat & fish is now just a click away.



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 selection of wines by the glass would be compelling enough that you’d want to return nightly. Bar ’91 is well on its way to being that place, where my neighbors enjoy a market-inspired menu many nights of the week.


How to Pack a Basket

An Eli Zabar gift basket is a New York holiday tradition. Give the gift of food to share happiness with friends, family, clients and colleagues this holiday season. Stuffed full of Eli’s house-baked classics and pantry essentials, festooned with ribbons, lined with a tea towel, packed to order and shipped all over the USA. Brighten any basket with the addition of a bottle of wine or spirits.


What's on Eli's Mind?

I love Fall in New York City! For me it is the sweetest season. The Upper East Side fills up as friends, dogs, joggers and neighbors flood back into the city and transition life kicks into high gear. I LOVE seeing my produce departments bursting with New York State vegetables. From now to Thanksgiving we eat more locally then at any other time of year. Join me at Eli’s in celebrating this glorious season.