Tradition, tradition…

With not a drop of the Irish in me, I still wait all year for Irish Soda Bread to be in my stores.  I just love its crumbly texture, rich with raisins and caraway seed. Plain or even better, lightly toasted, it hardly needs butter to be delicious.


Purim Traditions

Send someone you love a surprise gift to celebrate Purim. These symbolic cookies -- the most common interpretation is that they resemble the three-cornered hat worn by the evil Hammen are absolutely delicious – buttery shortbread with prune, poppy seed and apricot fillings presented on a wooden tray with a festive bow.


Easter Traditions

Let’s not wait for Good Friday to think about all the things we love about Easter. The store is starting to fill with bunnies in many forms— the brioche and chocolate bunnies got us dreaming of Easter baskets. The Catering Department at Eli’s loves the menus and traditions that surround this holiday and look forward to planning menus with you.
Call them at (212) 423-0129.


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 start planning your holiday menu today: 212-860-0402 EXT. 9


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.

Eli's List

While we wait for Spring to arrive….

…you’ll find us drinking Chablis. Zesty. Bright. Vibrant. Mineral. Savory. All adjectives that apply to the wines of Chablis, the most northern region of Burgundy. All too often underrated and overlooked by wine lovers, these wines share a purity, brightness and versatility that we love. We’ll be tasting and talking about them a lot in March while we scan the horizon for the first signs of Spring.

Flower Department

Spring is in the air….

Spring is always in the air in the flower department at Eli’s. 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 on carefully crafted arrangements mixed with untraditional choices. Easter and Passover are on the horizon, why not think about how you want to make a floral statement for the holiday?
Come in and visit or call 212 717-8100 extension 1.

 What's on Eli's Mind

I start saying "Spring is in the air…" on the first warm day in February and I keep it up till it comes true. A sort of fake-it-till- you-make-it season inducer. At this point any sign of the warmer weather ahead can thrill me—asparagus and rhubarb in the produce department, the arrival of the first soft shell crabs. All these things are reasons to feel optimistic which can often be hard on a grey, wet day, no matter the month.