• Park Slope Food Coop

  • 782 Union St.
    Brooklyn, NY 11215
  • Neighborhood: Park Slope
  • Phone: 718-622-0560
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The members-only Park Slope Food Coop takes the 'hippie coop' stereotype—brown rice and granola, blackstrap molasses and herbal teas—and stands it upside down. Alongside the organic produce, which is lush, varied, and grocery-store-price reasonable, and bins of grains, seeds, and legumes, the Coop sells high-end, sustainably grown beef and specialty meats, fine cheeses, fancy jams, and imported oils for discerning domestic cooks. Founded in 1973, the Coop has survived a generation of similarly idealistic peer institutions by responding to the neighborhood's ongoing evolution, adding luxury items alongside kitchen staples. Prices are low because members are required to work approximately three hours every four weeks; with 13,000 members, that's a lot of sweat equity the Coop doesn't have to pay for. Members also provide child care in a large, airy upstairs space (12 children maximum, with screened, trained member-caregivers). In a 6000+ square foot retail space, choices rival local chain stores, with prices often half of those seen in fancy-food shops. The aisles could be cleaner, but it's hard to imagine that the food could be any fresher.
  • Hours

    Mon-Fri, 8am-10pm Sat, 6am-10pm Sun, 6am-7:30pm

  • Prices

    ($) Budget

  • Payment

    Cash Only

  • Products and Services

    Gourmet Shops/Produce,

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