Food Bazaar Supermarket has opened its first Manhattan location at 201 East 125th St. in East Harlem. Additionally, Food Bazaar’s online shopping and home delivery offerings will be expanded to serve most of Manhattan.
To celebrate the new store, the company held a grand opening ribbon cutting event on Sept. 8. A donation amounting to tons of food was distributed to Templo Emmanuel, operated by Pastor Cesar Cruz. The congregation is a pillar of support to the Mexican immigrant community and provides free meals to 800 families in need and free education to more than 150 people through its online program.
“We have had our eye on East Harlem for many years, and with this being our very first entry into the busy Manhattan market, we are extremely excited to introduce our brand to the community. East Harlem shoppers will love our wide variety of fresh, authentic foods at affordable prices,” said Edward Suh, EVP for Food Bazaar.
“More importantly, Food Bazaar is committed to working with community leaders and organizations to build partnerships that benefit local families and ensure that much-needed goods will get to the people who need it most in our neighborhoods.”
The store features a meat department, a seafood department with a variety of fish, a deli counter and a bakery with fresh in-house baked breads, as well as an assortment of cake offerings. The store also has a coffee bean and roastery department and a cheese section. Future plans include a food court that will feature teriyaki, Korean fried chicken and gourmet coffee and doughnuts.
In addition to the food donation, the celebration featured activities for families to enjoy, such as a free Food Bazaar tote bag filled with goodies being given to the first 1,000 customers and free food samples throughout the store.
Customers can find additional savings by downloading the new Food Bazaar Rewards App from the App Store or Google Play.