BY BRADLEY HAWKS
“We offer a lot of things you can’t find anywhere else—and certainly not 24 hours a day,” says Al Ozbek, store manager of Greenbay Marketplace. The 24-hour organic market on Broadway became so popular, in fact, that they recently opened a satellite location across the street, called Greenbay Essentials. The new location sells organic vitamins, all-natural vitamins and supplements, and organic toothpastes, shampoos, soaps and oils. “We will soon be offering our own custom line of shampoo people can infuse with personalized ingredients,” Ozbek says. They even offer kombucha on tap.
“I come after my serving shift ends around 2 a.m.,” one regular customer said. “It’s nice because it isn’t crowded and you can take your time.” Beyond the sushi counter and hot buffet, the butcher is one of the store’s most popular departments. “We offer healthier meat that can be tough to find,” Ozbek says. With names like D’Artagnan and Murray’s, customers can rest assured their products are local and antibiotic- and hormone-free.
Rather than take our word, you should probably peruse the store yourself. We love the organic cereals, precut assortments of mushrooms and asparagus, as well as the truffle butter, honey crisp apples and steamed shumai. There are endless varieties of quinoa and whole grains, and a generous selection of organic soups. Here are a few images to show the items you can find there each day.