Contest Giveaway – Welcome to Zabar’s Gift Box

Most of you know by now that I’ve partnered with Zabar’s, New York’s landmark gourmet superstore on the Upper West Side. I’m thrilled about being a part of the Zabar’s team, it is a truly special place with a fascinating history.

To celebrate, I am hosting a giveaway with Zabar’s this week. Check out this fun prize! (gotta love that world famous rugelach…)


Get a taste of Zabar’s with the Welcome to Zabar’s Gift Box. In the sweet Zabar’s keepsake box you’ll find a pound of Zabar’s Blend fresh roasted coffee (all purpose ground), Zabar’s own cinnamon rugelach, a Zabar’s coffee scoop, a Zabar’s mug, instructions on brewing the perfect cup, and a reusable canvas Zabar’s tote. All with love from NYC!

To win this fabulous prize, just comment on this post and let me know your favorite food item that Zabar’s sells (check the website if you need ideas). Your email address will be subscribed to the newsletter, which means you’ll receive their weekly emails with free recipes and special promotions. A winner will be chosen at random, and will be contacted via email. You can also “like” Zabar’s on Facebook and Twitter; just make sure you comment here directly on my blog (below) to be officially entered in the contest.

Contest starts today and ends on Friday at 5:00 PST. Please note that this prize can only be shipped within the US, and we cannot ship to P.O. boxes, A.P.O.s, or F.P.O.s. Winner will be notified via email and announced on my website as well as Zabar’s blog. Good luck!

P.S. I’ll be appearing live at Zabar’s later this month in a Rosh Hashanah cooking demonstration… details coming soon!

UPDATE: CONTEST CLOSED! The winner is Steve L., whose comment was chosen by a contest randomizer. Here’s the winning comment!

“If you have not tried the Benedetto Cavalieri pasta from Zabar’s, you have not tried real pasta! This stuff straight from Puglia, is pasta perfection. I go for the elbow shapes every time!”

Congratulations Steve! Check out this Zabar’s post about the contest, and stay tuned for more fun giveaways! Zabar’s Announcement

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  1. Who doesn’t love EVERYTHING at Zabar! When were you in NYC? At any rate, I can’t pick just one thing that I love in Zabar’s so I have a few. The olives when you walk in are always amazing, the cheese counter is also amazing (samples, please!) But I often go to Zabar’s to get the most hard to find, positively delicious jam ever-Cloudberry Jam. The only place in NYC you can find it and it’s SO GOOD. I made cloudberry hamentashen last Purim.

  2. I have to say the rugelach. It is so hard to find a store that has good rugelach where I live, and who has the time to make it haha. The selection at Zabar’s is amazing and I can honestly say I’ve never disliked any kind I’ve had from there!

  3. I’ve never been to Zabar’s (or even New York), but I browsed their website a bit and have to say that my favorite item is the “Picnic Time Toluca Insulated Cooler Tote for 2.” It’s so cute and romantic. I imagine it would be great for a picnic in the park, or if you went on a little day hike, or even just plopped it down somewhere with a little bit of room and had a simple lunch with someone special.

  4. ummm can i say “EVERYTHING!!!” oh please don’t make me choose just one thing…okay, if i must… wow…living in florida now, i must say i haven’t had good rugelach in six long years…so i’ll say rugelach…oh no, do i have to chose between chocolate and cinnamon??? oh this is torture…okay…okay…cinnamon. i’m going with cinnamon. now i’m twitching and drooling. (sigh).

  5. smoked fish.. done right!

    living in Seattle.. they call it “smoked” but its not like i had growing up in Detroit…

    i need to mail-order Smoked

  6. I love their onion bagels! I had one in December while visiting and nothing in Nashville comes even close. I will be ordering them!

  7. This New Yorker, now living in Los Angeles misses most of all the NOVA from Zabar’s!!! I HAVE to go into the shop when I am in NYC visiting and buy some to eat THEN and to bring back with me.

    I love Zabar’s so much I sent their gift baskets as corporate gifts for holiday 2010. Too bad I couldn’t send one to myself, so being gifted Zabar’s Gift Box would be the sweetest birthday present to this September born, New York City-home sick girl.

  8. OMG….I love Zabars….although I am from RI, whenever I am in NY, my family and I always stop by with our cooler. Their corned beef is the absolute best! Their mustards and breads, and olives, and oh yes their lox….to die for! Everyone is always friendly there…and they are always willing to let you sample whatever you like….LOVE ZABARS!!!!

  9. Having lived in NJ for over 30 years, now out in Missouri for 11, I miss almost everything from Zabars.. Bagels and coffee were my most beloved items.. Maybe someone could teleport some out to me? :)

  10. Love the Nova Smoked Salmon–I used to live in New York and spent many Sunday afternoons “cruising the Cuisinarts” on the second floor.

  11. we are transplanted new yorkers living in sw florida and love their smoked salmon and other amazing items. our girls have never experienced items from this fabulous foodie spot, would love to share some with them soon :)

    i love your blog and cook for the pure pleasure of it and my family & friends reap all the benefits.

  12. I love love love NYC! I visit often and always make a Zabars run at least a few times a year. It’s hard for me to say I have a favorite, but my girlfriend reminded me that by the time we have made it home I have eaten all of the smoked whitefish, so that is my fave, she’s right. Best stuff!!!!

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