Today Zabars is a New York institution, throbbing with customers40,000 a week, spending $50 million a year on 800 varieties of cheeses, 400,000 pounds of coffee, nearly 300 different prepared foods made by a kitchen staff of 39. The little-shop-that-could now covers more than 20,000 square feet almost the entire block. If you read of a gourmet mustard, a black Hawaiian salt, anything new, odds are you'll find it among the thousands of edibles stocked here. There are mountain ranges of olives, breads, jams, desserts, pastas, sauces and racks of high-octane chocolate at each register. True to founder Louis Zabars lox legacy, if you fancy smoked salmon you may choose from Nova, double-smoked Nova, pickled lox, salty belly lox, gravlax, hot-smoked kippered salmon, Scottish-cured salmon or even pastrami salmon.E.A.T.Mission Statement:E.A.T., Eli's first shop, is still a showcase for his original ideas: salads made in small batches several times a day, overstuffed sandwiches on very thin, very good bread, and tender, flaky croissants. This attention to detail, this careful thinking about how to refine an idea, remains Eli's signature today. Stop by day or night for a great meal, a cup of tea and a nosh, or to order a gift basket to wow friends and family or business contacts.Eli's Manhattan-Mission Statement:This vast market was inspired by the food halls of Europe that Eli loves. Under its roof you'll find everything you need to make a superb meal - from a butcher and a pristine fish market to house-made breads, from flowers to the wine. Or pick some of New York's best prepared foods - or stop in for a self-service snack or meal at Taste next door - so you don't have to cook at all.TASTE Restaurant and Wine Bar Mission Statement:Next to Eli's flagship store, Eli's Manhattan, and his W.I.N.E. & Spirits Shop, Taste is the delicious expression of everything he has learned about food and wine since opening his first shop more than three decades ago. From breads baked at his artisanal bakery, to coffee perfectly roasted at the Vinegar Factory, to fresh lettuces and heirloom tomatoes grown on his rooftop greenhouse, to affordable, distinctive wines from W.I.N.E., every part of the menu has had Eli's hand in the growing, baking, or selection.W.I.N.E. & Spirits Shop mission Statement:The selection at this expertly stocked shop reflects Eli's passion for carefully and naturally made wines that are open and ready to drink. He is firmly committed to keeping prices accessible. The able staff brings a depth of knowledge and great communication skills to assisting customers in their choices, as well as to the daily tastings held in the shop which often include food pairings from Eli's market next door.Eli's Vinegar Factory mission Statement: In developing the concept for his Vinegar Factory, Eli wanted to get as close as he could to the source of his ingredients by buying his vegetables directly from upstate New York farmers (those he doesn't grow in the Vinegar Factory's rooftop greenhouse), aging his own beef, roasting his own coffee. He envisioned a unique market where the majority of the products, from soup to doughnuts - including the jelly filling - are made on the premises. Eli's Bread Mission Statement:This is a wholesale-only bakery producing hearth-baked breads, rolls, bagels, and crisps more than 200 items in all, using 40,000 pounds of dough daily based on traditional European recipes. A separate bakery produces certified kosher breads. Everything is baked fresh E.A.T. Gifts mission Statement:With its unique array of gifts and gift baskets for everyone and every occasion, E.A.T. Gifts is the fanciful vision of Elis longtime collaborator Kim Staller. Each item in the store reflects her magical view of how life might be lived in a more perfect universe. Each tiny department is a world of its own you'll lose yourself discovering items you cant live without.