Brooklyn Larder vs. Zabars: Gorgeous Food and High Prices or Gorgeous Food and Lower Prices

Brooklyn Larder, a carefully curated Park Slope fine foods shop, is gorgeous to behold. The place is operated by the same folks who run Franny’s, the popular Park Slope pizza spot.

Photo: Brooklyn Larder Facebook page

At Brooklyn Larder, there are tantalizing displays of cheese, artfully arranged in a towering mound. There are garlicky ramps to take home (mine didn’t make it; I scarfed them down on the No. 2 train). Also, pastries, imported canned goods, not to mention their house-brand gelato, which is worth the trip alone.

But Brooklyn Larder’s stuff is really pricey. Only the sandwiches seem reasonable: Salami, Provolone & Hot Pickles for $8.50. 

Overall, Compared to Zabar’s on the Upper West Side, it’s no contest. At the venerable emporium, the eats are plentiful and delicious and the prices generally fair.

Here’s a sampling of some of Brooklyn Larder’s other offerings (their web site is under construction).

  • 1/2 roast chicken $8.
  • Meatballs with tomato sauce $17/lb
  • Maccheroni & Cheese (yes, that’s how they spell it) $11/lb
  • Egg Salad $8/lb

Brooklyn Larder
228 Flatbush Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
718 783 1250

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