Shoppers at the Essex Street Market are discovering some exciting new options. The most conspicuous addition is the Heritage Meat Market, which is just now setting up in a portion of the space once occupied by longtime Essex Market vendor Jeffrey’s Meats.
The new market is run by Heritage Foods, the 10-year Brooklyn company set up to support family farms producing high quality, humanely raised meat products. Heritage Meats doesn’t officially open until next week, but they were passing out some delicious ham sandwiches earlier today. There are even some former employees of Jeffrey’s behind the counter.
Also open now, right next to the meat market, is Brooklyn Taco (see our previous coverage). While they’ve soft opened, an official grand opening is still a few weeks away. And finally, a Japanese deli is coming to a tiny space across from Batista Market. Yesterday, there were free samples of various soy-based drinks. We’re told there will be a selection of fresh meats, fish and vegetables sold here once all of the city permits are approved.
We’ll have more on all of these new businesses soon.