Ceriello Fine Foods
Grand Central Market
Lexington Ave. at E. 43rd St.
4435 Douglaston Pkwy.
at Northern Blvd.
A chain of Italian markets with locations across the northeast, two of which are in New York City. Cured meats and cheese, their own private label tomato sauces (better than most), dry and fresh pasta, and a good selection of Italian grocery items such as olive oils, pesto, canned Italian tuna, and vinegars.
What's great:The butcher counter offers beautiful steaks, other cuts of beef, plus pork, lamb and poultry. For a quick dinner, their marinated poultry (one choice is chicken breasts in balsamic dressing) and pork filets (in honey soy dressing) are very convenient. The selection of Italian grocery and charcuterie is extensive.
What to know:Don't hold against them the fact that Ceriello's is a chain. This is a first-rate butcher conveniently located in the center of the Grand Central Market.