A yr in the past, Mark Bitterman closed the Meadow, his West Village store with its uncommon stock of chocolate bars, salts and bitters. After closing down throughout the pandemic, he has now relocated throughout city. At the deep, slim retailer furnished with reclaimed lumber you should buy a unique chocolate bar for nearly day-after-day of the yr — he has a wall of greater than 350 of them. And you can simply get misplaced exploring the greater than 100 salts from numerous sources, many flavored, on the cabinets reverse. Other merchandise embody contemporary flowers, salt blocks for cooking and grilling, and some grocery objects like condiments and spices. Among the newer goodies he’s carrying, nearly all bean-to-bar, are Honeymoon from St. Louis, Bixby from Maine and Cuna de Piedra from Monterrey, Mexico. You may additionally get to know the elegant Sol Cacao bars from the Bronx. Among the salts are a saffron selection, a helpful seasoning that’s tough to supply, and a very talked-about Guatemalan fleur de sel and floor Tellicherry pepper combine, which isn’t.
The Meadow, 240 Mulberry Street (Prince Street), 212-645-4633, themeadow.com.
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