Soybean Sprouts From Essex Farm Recalled

The state is recalling all packages of soybean sprouts sold at Essex Farm, one on the merchants operating out of the Essex Street Market. Here’s the full release from the NYS Agriculture Department:

New York State Agriculture Commissioner Patrick Hooker (Thursday) alerted consumers that Essex Farm Inc. (dba Best Farm), located at 120 Essex St. #32 & 33, in New York, New York, is recalling all packages of “Soybean Sprouts” due to the presence of Listeria monocytogenes.

La Tiendita

The Lower East Side Girls Club’s “girl’s made and fair trade” social venture bakery, offering cupcakes, cookies, brownies and granola.

120 Essex Street, near Delancey

212-982-1633, ext. 108

Hours Tuesday-Saturday 10am-6pm

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Boubouki

Homemade spinach pie, baklava and other Greek specialties are offered at this tiny stall in the Essex Street market.

120 Essex Street, near Delancey

718.344.4202

Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 10am-6pm

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Tra La La and Rainbo’s Fish

This bakery, juice bar and fish market in the Essex Street Market offers some of everything.  The $4 fish sandwiches are tasty and a great deal. There are a few tables right across from the bakery, if you wish to consume your purchases on the spot.

120 Essex Street, near Delancey

212-982-8585

Hours: 8am-6pm, closed Mondays

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New Star Fish Market

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New Star Fish Market offers a good selection of seafood at reasonable prices. The selection is not as wide as you might expect a few blocks to the west in Chinatown, but the family-owned business emphasizes friendly customer service. Shrimp, clams and mussels are usually a good bet.   If you ask, they’ll give you honest guidance on the best bets on any given day.

120 Essex Street, near Delancey

212-475-8365

Hours: 8am-6pm

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Luis Meat Market

Luis Meat Market, Essex Street Market.

Luis Meat Market, Essex Street Market.

Luis Rodriguez sells a wide variety of meats in his butcher shop at the Essex Street Market, including inexpensive everyday cuts of beef, pork and poultry as well as more unusual offerings such as rabbit, goat and oxtail.

120 Essex Street

212-673-8380

Hours 8am-6pm

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Saxelby Cheesemongers

Anne Saxelby’s tiny stall at the Essex Street Market celebrates cheese and other dairy products from the region. Always ready with a suggestion for every taste an occasion, she also stocks eggs, milk, a line of handmade tortillas and freshly baked bread.  Also, Saxelby and company will be happy to make you a cheese sandwich on the spot.

120 Essex Street

212-228-8204

Hours 9am-7pm

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Roni Sue’s Chocolates

Chocolate covered bacon! Need we say more? Roni Sue Kave creates a wide range of interesting chocolate-based morsels in her shop at the Essex Street Market.

120 Essex Street, near Delancey

212-260-0421

Hours 11am-7pm

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Essex

Known best for its rollicking weekend brunch, Essex serves an American menu with Jewish and Latin touches. The restaurant also has weekday happy hour specials.

120 Essex, at Rivington

212-533-9616

Hours Mon-Thu, 6pm-midnight; Fri, 6pm-1am; Sat, 11am-2am; Sun, 11am-11pm

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