Contest Giveaway – Welcome to Zabar’s Gift Box

Most of you know by now that I’ve partnered with Zabar’s, New York’s landmark gourmet superstore on the Upper West Side. I’m thrilled about being a part of the Zabar’s team, it is a truly special place with a fascinating history.

To celebrate, I am hosting a giveaway with Zabar’s this week. Check out this fun prize! (gotta love that world famous rugelach…)


Get a taste of Zabar’s with the Welcome to Zabar’s Gift Box. In the sweet Zabar’s keepsake box you’ll find a pound of Zabar’s Blend fresh roasted coffee (all purpose ground), Zabar’s own cinnamon rugelach, a Zabar’s coffee scoop, a Zabar’s mug, instructions on brewing the perfect cup, and a reusable canvas Zabar’s tote. All with love from NYC!

To win this fabulous prize, just comment on this post and let me know your favorite food item that Zabar’s sells (check the website if you need ideas). Your email address will be subscribed to the newsletter, which means you’ll receive their weekly emails with free recipes and special promotions. A winner will be chosen at random, and will be contacted via email. You can also “like” Zabar’s on Facebook and Twitter; just make sure you comment here directly on my blog (below) to be officially entered in the contest.

Contest starts today and ends on Friday at 5:00 PST. Please note that this prize can only be shipped within the US, and we cannot ship to P.O. boxes, A.P.O.s, or F.P.O.s. Winner will be notified via email and announced on my website as well as Zabar’s blog. Good luck!

P.S. I’ll be appearing live at Zabar’s later this month in a Rosh Hashanah cooking demonstration… details coming soon!

UPDATE: CONTEST CLOSED! The winner is Steve L., whose comment was chosen by a contest randomizer. Here’s the winning comment!

“If you have not tried the Benedetto Cavalieri pasta from Zabar’s, you have not tried real pasta! This stuff straight from Puglia, is pasta perfection. I go for the elbow shapes every time!”

Congratulations Steve! Check out this Zabar’s post about the contest, and stay tuned for more fun giveaways! Zabar’s Announcement

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  1. Michele says:

    love the smoked salmon!

  2. Walter K. says:

    I’ve heard their bagels are yum yum! If I win it, then I get to decide if the rugelach is da bomb!! :)

  3. Rae says:

    Smoked Salmon — so hard to get good stuff here.

  4. Elaine Bergman says:

    I could never state one item that is my favorite at Zabars. everything is outstanding… :-)

  5. Charlie Cook says:

    Gotta love that rugelach! Nothing like sweet pastry and spicy cinnamon. Mmm.

  6. Erika Davis says:

    Who doesn’t love EVERYTHING at Zabar! When were you in NYC? At any rate, I can’t pick just one thing that I love in Zabar’s so I have a few. The olives when you walk in are always amazing, the cheese counter is also amazing (samples, please!) But I often go to Zabar’s to get the most hard to find, positively delicious jam ever-Cloudberry Jam. The only place in NYC you can find it and it’s SO GOOD. I made cloudberry hamentashen last Purim.

  7. Dale Edinger II says:

    I plan on more than “liking” ‘em of Facebook…:)

  8. Your food sounds deliclous and I would love to try your food.
    Thank You

  9. Alice Rosenblatt says:

    zabars has the best rugulahs and their nova is amazing!!!

  10. maria says:

    Delancey Dessert Cookies

  11. Aaron says:

    I have to say the rugelach. It is so hard to find a store that has good rugelach where I live, and who has the time to make it haha. The selection at Zabar’s is amazing and I can honestly say I’ve never disliked any kind I’ve had from there!

  12. Jennifer says:

    I haven’t had the good fortune to visit Zabar’s so winning this gift would be an amazing first and not to mention memorable!

  13. Alice Rosenblatt says:

    Their rugulahs are the best as well as the salmon..actually everything from Zabars is yummy!!!

  14. Gina says:

    Too much to choose from~ Gift baskets would be my pick!

  15. Ericka A. says:

    I’ve never been to Zabar’s (or even New York), but I browsed their website a bit and have to say that my favorite item is the “Picnic Time Toluca Insulated Cooler Tote for 2.” It’s so cute and romantic. I imagine it would be great for a picnic in the park, or if you went on a little day hike, or even just plopped it down somewhere with a little bit of room and had a simple lunch with someone special.

  16. Ivy Crook says:

    Their bagels are amazing from what Ive heard! Unfortunately for me, I live on the other side of the country.

  17. Ilene says:

    ummm can i say “EVERYTHING!!!” oh please don’t make me choose just one thing…okay, if i must… wow…living in florida now, i must say i haven’t had good rugelach in six long years…so i’ll say rugelach…oh no, do i have to chose between chocolate and cinnamon??? oh this is torture…okay…okay…cinnamon. i’m going with cinnamon. now i’m twitching and drooling. (sigh).

  18. Andrew Pruitt says:

    Mmmmmmm…..Chocolate truffle bunt cake….yummmm!!!!

  19. Kim says:

    Zabar`s Home made sauces – Marinara

  20. Alison Martin says:

    Pickled Lox in Cream Sauce With Extra Onions!!

  21. Karyn Zoldan says:

    Oh, that was a trip down Jewish memory lane.

    What I wouldn’t give for some really good smoked fish. My eyes are watering at the thought of it…

  22. darryl says:

    smoked fish.. done right!

    living in Seattle.. they call it “smoked” but its not like i had growing up in Detroit…

    i need to mail-order Smoked

  23. Jessica says:

    We live on their Zabar’s Blend coffee- we order in 4 pounds at a time so they will ship for free. It’s the best!

  24. Natasha Attal says:

    I am obsessed with the Pastrami Salmon.

  25. carolyn digiambattista says:

    I love their onion bagels! I had one in December while visiting and nothing in Nashville comes even close. I will be ordering them!

  26. stacey says:

    The smoked salmon!

  27. Marsha says:

    Rugelach!!! yummm…

  28. Suzi Kalmus says:

    Zabar’s has the BEST whitefish. Nobody can come close. And their coffee is fantastic. I miss Zabars!

  29. Dana Marie says:

    Bagels and Lox!

  30. Cathy Goodman says:

    This New Yorker, now living in Los Angeles misses most of all the NOVA from Zabar’s!!! I HAVE to go into the shop when I am in NYC visiting and buy some to eat THEN and to bring back with me.

    I love Zabar’s so much I sent their gift baskets as corporate gifts for holiday 2010. Too bad I couldn’t send one to myself, so being gifted Zabar’s Gift Box would be the sweetest birthday present to this September born, New York City-home sick girl.

  31. Tammy Ploetz says:

    Rugelach! Almost as good as mine :)

  32. Linda Bloom says:

    OMG….I love Zabars….although I am from RI, whenever I am in NY, my family and I always stop by with our cooler. Their corned beef is the absolute best! Their mustards and breads, and olives, and oh yes their lox….to die for! Everyone is always friendly there…and they are always willing to let you sample whatever you like….LOVE ZABARS!!!!

  33. Chrissy Damato says:

    Having lived in NJ for over 30 years, now out in Missouri for 11, I miss almost everything from Zabars.. Bagels and coffee were my most beloved items.. Maybe someone could teleport some out to me? :)

  34. Erin says:

    Haven’t been to NYC or to Zabar’s, but its legendary! Would love to try some of their bagels with delicious smoked salmon!

  35. Julie Weller says:

    I’d kill for some bagels right about now!!

  36. Mary Decker says:

    The Babkas!!!!

  37. i got say i love the Sesame Bagels ….Crispy on the outside and soft on the inside – just like most New Yorkers.

  38. Anita Senkowski says:

    Love the Nova Smoked Salmon–I used to live in New York and spent many Sunday afternoons “cruising the Cuisinarts” on the second floor.

  39. Coco Galvez says:

    hmmm… hard to choose but i should say rugelach(my kid love them) olives etc…and don’t forget the coffee. Yummzabar’s

  40. Robin Thompson says:

    Nothing says love like Zabar’s!

  41. annette venditti says:

    we are transplanted new yorkers living in sw florida and love their smoked salmon and other amazing items. our girls have never experienced items from this fabulous foodie spot, would love to share some with them soon :)

    i love your blog and cook for the pure pleasure of it and my family & friends reap all the benefits.

  42. Zabar’s Chocolate Bars (Kosher) Set of 6-the Hazelnut Biscotti bar is epic :)

  43. Stacy Shepherd says:

    I love love love NYC! I visit often and always make a Zabars run at least a few times a year. It’s hard for me to say I have a favorite, but my girlfriend reminded me that by the time we have made it home I have eaten all of the smoked whitefish, so that is my fave, she’s right. Best stuff!!!!

  44. connie says:

    the mini black and white cookies!

  45. Debbie Curry says:

    Love the breads!

  46. Portia Asher says:

    Salmon cavier, especially with good rye bread and lots of butter..

  47. Elaine Mami says:

    Their bagels and lox are the best!!

  48. coachbrez says:

    Gotta’ be the whitefish! I haven’t had it in such a long time. Now I am craving it.

  49. Mary Ann says:

    There are way too many good things to choose from! I could not possibly pick just one!

  50. Sara Miller says:

    Mmmmm my mouth is watering…whitefish, bagels, and it goes on and on :)

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