I took a trip to NYC and as always I picked up a few butters that I haven't seen on the west coast. (Luckily I remembered to take them out of the hotel fridge this time!)
When I am traveling, many of the brands are new to me it and it is difficult to know what is a good quality butter and what is a factory-store butter. I often take out my phone and do online research. I also look for key words like, pasture raised, family-owned farms, grass fed, and organic. I searched for gourmet markets in Manhattan, hoping to find some tasty butter. Below are a few of the stores where I purchased butter.
I am going to pick up some Manresa bread and try my new butters. I will post on these butters soon.
Le District is a French-inspired shopping district. This market is filled with culinary-specific stations, a brasserie-style restaurant, a bar serving artisanal drinks and delicious small plates, and a fresh grocery curated by talented chefs and taste-makers.
They had a good variety of French imported butters.
Le District is located in Brookfield Place, adjacent to the North Cove Harbor, and steps away from the World Trade, the 9/11 Memorial Museum.
Brookfield Place, 225 Liberty St, New York, NY 10281
Zabar's is an Upper West Side gourmet epicurean emporium, specializing in the finest fish, bread, coffee, cheese, kitchen equipment and housewares. They have a good mix of imported and domestic butter brands.
2245 Broadway (at 80th Street) New York, NY 10024
Morton Williams is a family-owned and operated food market that was next door to our hotel. They had a nice selection of butter and I was excited to find Finlandia butter on the shelf.
15 Stores in the New York metropolitan area