Manhattan Fruit Exchange
If you are curious about where the exclusive restaurants and hotels in New York City buy their fruit and vegetables, this is one of their main suppliers – but anyone can come here to do their grocery shopping. The window counters are piled high with crisp white fennel bulbs, firm courgettes and shiny yellow peppers, just waiting to be picked.
Fill your basket with succulent plum tomatoes, pink dragon fruit and baby pineapples for a colorful, tasty meal. This isn’t just a fantastic location to buy fresh produce, however; the store has a huge selection of dried goods, including spices, sauces and teas. It’s heartening to discover that one of the best greengrocers in Manhattan is also music free, but it can get busy in the afternoons, so come early for your porcini mushrooms, baby beets or sundried chillies.