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Old standby. At the center of Upper West Side levantine food culture is Zabars. Started in 1934 by Louis and Lillian Zabar this is a family operation and there is always “a Zabar in the store.”

Food aside, on the second floor is “one of the best stocked kitchen supply stores in the city.” They have a good knife department, pot department and “great small appliances.” They “only stock the good stuff. There is no junk.”

Voted “Best Cookware” by NYMag in 2002, they say Zabars “also offers an unbeatable selection of cookware and kitchen gizmos, and at highly competitive prices.” MGR

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