The Vinegar Factory



431 East 91st Street
(Between First and York Avenues)
New York, NY 10028

(212) 987-0885

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Host An Event

The second floor boasts over
5,000 square feet of raw event
space, ideal to host your next party.
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Grocery Delivery

Eli’s personal grocery shoppers are
on standby to shop Eli’s flagship store
at 80th & 3rd and deliver your
perishables to your door or
Call (212) 717-8100 EXT. 9




Adventure on the Far East Side

In 1993, Eli decided he wanted to get closer to the source of his ingredients, buying his vegetables directly from local farmers, aging his own beef, roasting his own coffee. He envisioned a unique market where the majority of the products, from soup to doughnuts—including the jelly filling! — were made on the premises. Eli spent the next 23 years perfecting his vision in the space that was once home to the city’s last family-owned vinegar factory, on the same block as Eli’s bread bakery.




Urban Farmer on the Upper East Side

A pioneer in waste-not practices, Eli realized he had an opportunity to harvest the heat escaping from the pastry ovens below to produce good, out-of-season tomatoes. In 1995, Eli built rooftop greenhouses atop The Vinegar Factory and became NYC’s first commercial rooftop farmer, growing tomatoes, herbs and micro-greens.




Two rooftops later…

Over two decades later, Eli has expanded his urban garden across two rooftops and 22,000 square feet, utilizing three growing mechanisms to produce tomatoes, herbs, micro-greens, sunflowers and more. His most recent experiment involves vertical gardens and a longtime favorite strawberry variety, Mara des Bois.




Eli's Vinegar Factory Today

Today, the Vinegar Factory is home to an expansive event space, Eli’s commissary and rooftop greenhouses. Eli’s flagship store on 80th & Third is now the ultimate expression of his one-stop-shop vision, and serves as a platform for his new ideas and enthusiasms. Eli’s signature brunch menu can be enjoyed at Eli’s Essentials on 91st & Madison or at Eli’s Table every weekend.

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Elis Market Vinegar Factory

431 East 91st Street

Getting There

Train: #4, #5, or #6 to 86th or 96th Street stop
Buses: M86 crosstown (stops at our door), M31 or M15