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Manhattan & NJ (Bergen County) Restaurant Reviews

Ian Hunter's Guide to Manhattan and Bergen County, NJ's Best Restaurants, Bars, and Gourmet Markets

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Alleva Dairy: Cheese. 188 Grand @ Mulberry: 27/20/23/M: Vintage Italian cheese store. Oils, Italian Meats; Best Mozzarella, ricotta, imports. Incredible salamis & prosciuttos.
 
Artisanal: Cheese. 2 Park Av @ 32nd; 28/25/23/E; Top 3 in cheese. 250 types. Impeccable service. Awesome. Quality off the chart. Worldwide assortment; Cheese paradise with ultra friendly staff.
 
Bedford Cheese Shop: Cheese. 218 Bedford @ 5th St; 27/24/24/M; Brooklyn; Cheese heaven; Every variety- 150+; Huge selection; Samples for whatever; Fun experience.
 
Calandra Cheese Co. Cheese. 2314 Arthur Av @ 186th; Bronx; 26/18/22/M; For 50+ years this store has brought to the hood top notch authentic Italian cheeses; Mozz, Ricotta and others; Incredible values & specials.
 
Casa Della Mozzarella: Cheese. 604 187th @ Arthur; Bronx; 29/21/25/M; Italy in NYC; Cheese haven; Pasta; Welcome to Perfection. Simply the best fresh Mozzarella in the country; Also, amazing sliced meats & large selection.
 
DiPalo Dairy: Cheese. 200 Grand @ Mott; 29/23/25/M; #1 for quality in NYC; Dirt cheap; Free nibbles. Cheese!!! Absolute MUST. Fresh mozzarella; Incredible ricotta; Parmigiano; Pastas; Olive Oils; The Jesus of Cheese.
 
EastVillage Cheese: Cheese. 40 3rd Av @ 9th; 22/17/19/I; Incredibly cheap; Cheese store; Huge selection; Crowded. Bargains. 200+; Unbelievably low prices - $2.99 specials; Cold cuts, spreads; Stock up here!.
 
Formaggio Essex: Cheese. 120 Essex @ Delancey; 26/22/22/E; Straight from Bostonincredible cheese! Tons of samples and a friendly staff; Sandwiches etc as well.
 
Ideal Cheese: Cheese. 942 First @ 52nd; 27/21/23/E; Hugely rated; Large selection; European; Cheese kings. Has it all. Ample tastings. This place is a must visit. Michael – owner – great guy!
 
Joe’s Dairy: Cheese. 156 Sullivan @ Houston & Prince; 28/14/23/I; Cheap, great Italian style cheese. Best smoked Mozzarella in NYC. Homemade freshness; Small store but amazing.
 
Lamarca: Cheese. 161 22nd @ 3rd; 26/17/20/M; Italian eatery and cheese shop; Knowledgeable staff. Cheese. Soups. Pastas; Meats. Cheese cravings cured! Ever improving.

 

Murray’s Cheese: Cheese. 254 Bleecker @ Cornelia; 28/25/25/E; Perfect cheese shop; Friendly; Samples; Huge selection; Bread; Cheese heaven; The Gold standard of cheese; Truly a NYC Institution.
 
Murray’s Cheese: Cheese. Grand Central Market; 28/25/25/E; Perfect cheese shop; Friendly; Samples; Huge selection; Bread; Cheese heaven; The Gold standard of cheese; Truly a NYC Institution.
 
Ronnybrook Farms Daily: Cheese. Chelsea Market; 28/18/23/M; Cheeses; Cream; Whole milk; Ice Cream; Freshest ever; Yogurt. Truly a dairy- meaning it has all dairy products. What a place.
 
Russo Mozzarella/ Pasta: Cheese. 344 E. 11th @ 1st-2nd; 26/17/21/M; Great pesto; Fresh Mozzarella; 90 year old shop. Homemade Pastas; One stop shopping; Sauces; Meats; Sandwiches.
 
Saxelby Cheesemongers: Cheese. 120 Essex @ Delancey – Rivington; 28/22/27/M; + offerings; Specializes in American small farm cheeses; Amazing baked breads; You will always buy something.
 
Stinky Bklyn: Cheese. 261 Smith @ Degraw; Brooklyn; 28/22/25/M; This place features a moderate sized collection of wonderful cheeses; Cool, trendy staff; Taste away; Reasonable prices & top quality.