The Essex Street Market is a Lower East Side staple when it comes to fresh food and prepared goods. Meet the vendors in this profile series and swing by the market all month long during May to celebrate 75 years of Essex Street Market.
Owner, Rona Economou
I was a lawyer and got laid-off in 2009. I came to the Market for some coffee and chocolate, saw the empty stall, and in a split second it clicked—a bakery specializing in homemade Greek comfort food!
I’d say my recipes are a mix of the traditional. The spinach pie is inspired by my grandmother, but the spin I put on it is cleaner, lighter, and more modern.
When someone tastes my food I want them to feel joy, and seeing that makes me very happy.
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