What to Try at Union Market’s New Location at Grand Army Plaza

The neighborhood grocery store, Union Market opens its fifth location in the city this week on Flatbush near Grand Army Plaza.

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Photo courtesy of Union Market.

0127-PartnerTip-350x70px-Style guide greensUnion Market, one of the city’s favorite grocers, has opened its fifth location in the city this month. Located at the Grand Army Plaza (342 Flatbush Avenue) in Prospect Heights, the 4,500 square-foot store is Union Market’s largest  yet in Brooklyn.

“We’re excited about bringing Union Market to Prospect Park and becoming part of the neighborhood,” co-owner of Union Market Marko Lalic said. “Our love of food and commitment to community will be apparent in our Grand Army Plaza store, just as it is in our other four store locations.”

As of yesterday, Prospect Heights shoppers are able to stop by the Union Market location and stock up on favorites such as baked goods from Bien Cuit, produce from Gotham Greens, ice cream from Van Leeuwen and many more products from local farmers and producers. The store also offers free home delivery within a 10-block radius and curbside pickup if you order by phone or online.

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Photo courtesy of Union Market.

“We work hard to bring our customers healthy, delicious and innovative food without compromising on the values that matter most to us: quality, convenience and sustainability,” Union Market co-owner Martin Nunez said. “That means finding the best products at the best value, striving to keep our business green and sourcing our products in a responsible and sustainable manner.”

Here are a few of the items Lalic and Nunez recommend you try when you visit the store:

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Photo courtesy of Union Market.

Sushi: Presented in partnership with Rosanjin Tribeca, the sushi counter will feature items made fresh on-site every day, including Sushi Brown Rice Salmon Avocado, Sushi Komaki Combo and Sushi Tuna Avocado Roll.

Seasonal Prepared Foods: Union Market’s Culinary Director and Executive Chef Sandro Romano has created a menu of seasonal prepared food and grab-and-go items for the new store. When the store opens, a few of the must-tries are: Quinoa Salad with tri-colored quinoa, radishes, snap peas, peas, fava beans, crunchy sprouts and pearl onions; Black Rice and Shiitake Salad with edamame, red bell peppers, wax beans and scallions; and Brown Rice with Shaved Golden Beets, fennel, sunflower seeds, crunchy sprouts, red onion, mint and sherry vinaigrette.

Soup & Sandwich Lunch Specials: Union Market makes lunch easier. Previously unique to the flagship location on Union Street, the soup and sandwich lunchtime special for $9.99, featuring a selection of sandwiches and Hale and Hearty soups, will also be offered at the Grand Army Plaza location.

Fresh Meat and Seafood: Stock up on sustainably sourced fresh seafood and meat. All of Union Market’s beef, pork, lamb and poultry is humanely raised, guaranteed antibiotic- and growth hormone-free and fed a vegetarian diet. Seafood is fully traceable.

Specialty Cheeses: Union Market offers more than 160 varieties of domestic and imported cheese, including local and regional options, artisanal offerings and imported classics.

Local Dairy: The dairy case at Grand Army Plaza will be filled with milk, yogurt, butter and other products from local favorites like Ronnybrook, Five Acre Farms and Hudson Valley Fresh.

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Bridget is the digital strategy editor for Edible Manhattan, Edible Brooklyn, Edible Long Island and Edible East End.