AGAT Rates Garden of Eden Gourmet Markets VERY GOOD TO EXCELLENT:
Review Highlights - Paradise if you "want to avoid crowds", this gourmet market four-some fits "everything you need" inthe way of "higher-end" goods into its shops, harboring a "pretty display" of "above-average" baked goods, a cheese section with "lots of imports", "reliably high-quality produce", "exceptional" meat and poultry and an "amazing selection of hard-to-find" specialty items ("if they don't have it, you don't need it")... Their status as "local favorites" keeps them "hanging in there against the big boys."
ZAGAT MARKETPLACE Rates Garden of Eden Gourmet Markets EXCELLENT
Review Highlights - Truly "a garden of earthly delights", this gourmet market quartet is "a delightful place to shop" thanks to its produce "so beautiful, you can't wait to eat your veggies", "terrific range of cheeses" (overseen by a staff that "knows its" fromage), "excellent-quality" meat, "fantastic prepared foods and made-to-order sandwiches."
BEST OF CITYSEARCH Highly Recommends Garden of Eden Gourmet Markets
Review Highlights - "I can't bring myself to call the Garden of Eden a "store." It is much more than that. The food is great and what variety! I LOVE the bread, it is the ONLY place I get my sourdough."
Garden of Eden Gourmet Market is a full service grocer and specialty food purveyor with six locations in New York and New Jersey.
Since first opening its doors in 1994, Garden of Eden Gourmet Market has established a reputation for top quality produce, extensive product selection and unsurpassed customer service. Each Garden of Eden location is a culinary mecca for savvy shoppers who demand the finest products and ingredients at the best prices. In a area where there are numerous gourmet food stores and a significant population of dedicated foodies and educated consumers, Garden of Eden is able to distinguish itself in the market on several different levels:
- Product Quality: Each day an extensive array of fresh fruits and vegetables are hand selected from both local and international producers by a dedicated team of buyers. Each item is meticulously arranged in overflowing baskets of the like which greet customers with a vibrant display of color and fragrance at the entrance of every store.
- Store Ambiance/Shopping Experience: Garden of Eden’s interior design aims to recreate the look and feel of a traditional, European, outdoor market, with an atmosphere of both warmth and sophistication. While the interior space encourages exploration and relaxed shopping, the aisles and shelves are abundantly stocked from floor to ceiling with over 10,000 specialty food products sourced from every corner of the globe. The level of simplicity or complexity of each item may vary, but consistency can always be found in the quality ingredients, the method of production and the integrity of the manufacturer.
- Customer Service/Consumer Education: Individual specialty food counters feature an extensive array of both traditional and exotic items. The seafood department, prime meats department, charcuterie counter, cheese department and bakery departments are staffed with team members who are both knowledgeable about their products and enthusiastic about sharing that knowledge with their customers. Information of product selection, preparation, and storage, as well as recipe suggestions are an essential part of keeping customers happy and satisfied with their purchases.
Store owner and company founder, Mustafa Coskun knows that in order to be competitive in the gourmet food industry, price is a key contributor to the success of a specialty food store, such as Garden of Eden.
“We work diligently to provide our dedicated customers with the most competitive pricing while we maintain exceptionally high standards of customer service. It is a source of great pride for us that we consistently re-evaluate this delicate balance, on a daily basis, to ensure that our customers are getting the best value for their dollar.”
As an added treat, Garden of Eden’s staff enjoys sharing products and culinary 'finds’ with their customers. Therefore, most items in the store are available for sampling.