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.
Co-Owner, Lu Ratunil
My partners Annika Sundvik and John Lavelle have been with me in the restaurant business on the Lower East Side for over 15 years, so Essex was a natural for us.
Annika inspired the Scandinavian food but we also like to have fun with the ingredients, many of which are sourced from the market.
At the market, I get to see the customers, their reactions and the feedback can be inspiring.
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