Last week I wrote about Foragers Market in Chelsea, which is my go-to grocery store here in Manhattan and they were kind enough to share it on their own blog. Over the past few months, I’ve become friendly with Maggie, who runs their branding/social media and does all of the packaging design. You’ll hear more about Maggie in a few weeks when I unveil a top-secret new blog design.
Not so top secret anymore. But I do have some great news. The blog is getting a facelift, and one of my key objectives is to remove all of the sidebar advertising. Because nobody should be forced to look at that nonsense when they’re trying to scrutinize a simple cocktail recipe. Correct?
I’m so thrilled to have a touch of Foragers’ style in the new blog design. Before I met Maggie, who I consider to be a mega-talented illustrator and designer, I carried the packaging from a Foragers Market chocolate bar in my purse for a whole year. I just knew that somehow I wanted to infuse a little bit of hand-drawn illustration into the blog one day.
It was like meeting a celebrity when Maggie and I finally met – as in “YOU were the person who designed my favorite chocolate bar wrapper?” (followed by some mental weeping and bowing)
And next week – starting on March 9 I’ll be hosting Foragers’ Instagram feed for a week, sharing all kinds of products that I buy in the store, and what I make with them. If you’re on Instagram, you should check them out @foragersnyc.
Given that I natter on about this place ad infinitum, I thought that I’d share some images of a recent visit. I love so many things about Foragers Market – obviously the products, but also the industrial design, the light, the rotisserie chickens, my buddy Shawoun who tends to the shelves and asks about the meals that I’m planning with his produce.
We need more grocery stores like Foragers in our country – the kind of place where many of the products are vertically-integrated, the food is made in-house, where care is taken to ensure that producers use ethical growing and manufacturing practices. Yes, you’ll pay a premium for products, but as I always say (particularly as an expat who can’t yet vote in this country), I vote with my dollars. And my vote, always, is for good food.
wow! kombucha on tap!
There’s certainly a lot of different foods available in that market. I would certainly love to visit such a place.
You make look everything so divine in your post! Lovely photos!
I LOVE LOVE LOVE your photos! Always a pleasure to visit each week!
You are so funny and I’m so happy for you! Can’t wait to see and read more. 😉
Yum… having been spoiled in Australia for good food choices and variety (and at decent prices I must say), the UK food scene leaves a lot to be caught up on. Edinburgh and other large cities are not so bad. But really – long way to go! YAM xx
You pictures look great, they are very sharp, the saturation does well to them.
I’m totally jealous. The closest we get to anything like that in Oklahoma is Whole Foods, which is more than an hour away. Gorgeous shots!
I would live there if I could!! Great shots – looking forward to the new look!
That place looks really cool to shop at. Love it.
Can’t wait to see the new blog design!! Xoxo
Good Morning and thank you for hosting and for linking up! Have a great Tuesday! xxAshleigh @SimplyWright
Mmm, I’ll have some of those kale chips please and thank you!
I would totally load up! Everything looks great!
You need more of it, I just need one of this in our country!! So lovely!
That is my kind of market right down to the gorgeous orchid!!
can’t agree more….we need more friendly place like this…and those photos look awesome :)..you live around Manhattan as well> We’re not so far apart then..and I’m an alien in this city as well…
Now I want fresh bread! Yum…
Oohhhhhh, this looks like a WONDERFUL place!! <3
With as tempting as these pictures are, you’d think I’d never seen a grocery store before. 😛 I envy all that you have available to you in that big ol’ city.
Yes, we’re lucky!
Jess, great minds think alike! When I was in Belfort, France, I asked a shop owner if I could take pictures around the store! It was so much fun! So much to see!
Can’t wait to see the facelift! Of the blog, that is!
Have a great day!
Not ready for any facelifts yet! Maybe when the wrinkles start to show a little more 😉
What a stunning market!
Your pictures are gorgeous! They make me want to shopping there right now!
Thank you so much Gaby! xx
Love your photos. Can’t wait to see the redesign of the site.Thanks for sharing on Oh My Heartsie Girls Wordless Wednesday Link Party. I hope to see what you have to share next week