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Focused on fresh and affordable, Gourmet Garage market opens in West Village

Gourmet Garage opened its newest neighborhood food market in the West Village on Fri., April 29. Located at Hudson and Bank Streets, the store offers chef-prepared grab-and-go options, such as sushi, gourmet sandwiches, make-your-own bowl bar, soup and coffee, as well as pantry staples and groceries.

Located at 585 Hudson St., the market spans two floors. Fresh prepared and what the store is dubbing “affordably priced” fine foods are on the first floor, along with organic produce, cut fruit, salads, charcuterie, hot food and bakery options.

Shoppers lined up to get into the new Gourmet Garage on April 29.

More than 40 varieties of sushi are rolled fresh daily by in-house sushi chefs. Gourmet sandwiches include the likes of the “House Roasted Porchetta,” “Perfectly Prosciutto,” “Signature Flank” and “Chicken Pesto.”

Artisan cheeses and a Mediterranean olive bar accompany a soup bar featuring 10 different savory, hand-crafted recipes, from lobster bisque to vegetarian chili. The place also offers more than 30 varieties of freshly prepared meats and to-go seafood in oven-ready tins, plus baked breads and desserts.

Gourmet Garage presented $1,000 checks to four organizations that are making a difference, from left, City Harvest, the L.G.B.T. Center, Friends of Bleecker Playground and the New York Public Library.

In addition, a gourmet self-serve Fairway Market Coffee Bar gives shoppers easy access to Fairway’s famed bulk blends and 20 self-serve beverages, ranging from hot Americanos, cappuccinos, espresso and hot chocolate to cold brew, nitro-iced coffee, seasonal iced tea and kombucha.

The “Chef’s Basement” lower floor offers a wide assortment of pantry staples and groceries, including leading national brands, premium meats, frozen foods and dairy, specialty beers and health and beauty items.

The market offers the basics, as well as grab-and-go options.

The family-owned and operated store creates 50 jobs.

In planning for the store, staff sought community input on what local residents wanted in a neighborhood market. Residents requested fresh foods and accessible price points. In response, the new store boasts an affordabe selection of in-house, chef-prepared meals, breads and pastries. Gourmet coffee can be had for $2 a cup, a fresh prepared sandwich for less than $10 and organic bananas for less than 79 cents a pound.

Fresh produce at Gourmet Garage.

Helping those facing food insecurity, Gourmet Garage will partner with City Harvest to donate fresh food from the West Village store to the food-rescue organization.

The Sumas family, including three generations of grocers, cut the ribbon on the Hudson Street store at the grand opening at the end of last month. The family currently operates three other Gourmet Garage locations, including in Soho and Tribeca.

“We look forward to being the trusted go-to grocer for the West Village community and to bringing top-quality, affordable produce, meat, seafood, gourmet cheeses and artisan baked goods at the best prices to our new neighbors,” said Perry Blatt, a third-generation grocer with Gourmet Garage. “We want shoppers to feel like this is their neighborhood market. If there is something you want that we don’t have, please tell us.”

The new Gourmet Garage fills a spot that was previously home to Mrs. Green’s and a traditional-style supermarket before then.

Customers can shop in store or online, with options for home delivery within two hours. In addition to committing to price everyday items affordably, the store offers digital coupons that can be clipped and downloaded from the GourmetGarage App.

Gourmet Garage in the West Village will be open seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. For more information, visit GourmetGarage.com.

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