754-756 Union St.
at 6th Avenue
402-404 Seventh Ave.
at 12th St.
It's incomplete to describe Union Market merely as a grocery store because every item they sell seems to have been chosen for the best quality, flavor and satisfaction. Simply put, it's a wonderful market.
They have a full-service butcher with meats, poultry and game (including Murray's chicken and D'Artagnan duck and game), fresh fish, an extensive cheese department, produce, charcuterie, more than 10 kinds of olives, their own sauces and fresh pastas, dried fruit and nuts, and a bakery that has breads and pastries from some of the city's best producers like Tom Cat and Sullivan Street.
What to know:
The store has just opened a new, second location on 7th Avenue between 12th and 13th Streets. They take phone orders and deliver for $5 within 10-blocks of the store, or $10 if it's elsewhere in NYC. Union Market was created by and is run by former managers of Gourmet Garage and it shows that these guys know what they're doing.