Park Slope Food Coop
782 Union St.
between 6th/7th Aves.
Founded in 1973, this is Brooklyn's largest cooperative grocery store, which probably means it's also New York's largest as well. More than 17,000 members sustain and shop from this full-service, top-quality grocery store in Park Slope. Famous for inspiring raves, rants and rages.
They sell more than 15,000 different items, including superb quality (organic and conventional) produce, cheese, organic poultry, grass-fed meats, sustainably farmed fish, bulk grains and spices, fresh bakery goods, grocery items, household goods, and more. Members save 20 to 40% on prices in exchange for being a coop member and working several hours a month.
What to know:
Anyone can become a member (you don't even need to live in Park Slope), but you must be a member to shop at the coop. Being a member means you must work at the coop for 2 3/4 hours every four weeks, plus you must pay a $25 joining fee and invest $100 into the cooperative.