Winter is coming...

Scratch that, winter is HERE. With our sunny December, we New Yorkers thought we might escape the cold this year, but, alas... every time we look out the window, more snow has piled up. So, when the fridge is empty, there's a decision to make. Bundle up in 17 layers of winter clothes and trudge through sludge and slush to get all the items on your grocery list? Or let Mercato get them for you. Is there even a question? Just because we live in a cold climate doesn't mean we have to subject ourselves to arctic conditions anytime we are hungry! We live in a time and place where it's possible to get anything delivered! Sit back, relax, and let Mercato do the work for you. And it can be work, because I'm not a one-stop shopper. I buy my favorite cheese at one store, bread at another, charcuterie at another... and don't forget the fresh cannolis from the bakery! High-maintenance? Absolutely. But Mercato doesn't judge me. They understand my needs! They deliver the best of everything - my entire wish list (from five different stores!) arrives at my apartment at the same time. And I'm not talking about boring, chain grocery stores and their run-of-the-mill items - every store on Mercato is an independent merchant offering specialty foods made by local artisans. Thanks to this awesome service, I can just sit here with my cheese & charcuterie platter, cozy and warm, as I stare out the window at all of the miserable people trudging down the street in the snow. If only they knew there was a better way to get food...

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