A Rich Tradition in the Heart of New York City

From family grocer to culinary destination, Butterfield has served discerning neighbors since 1915.

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Since 1915, Butterfield has been part of New York City history. Our commitment to serving delicious food made with quality ingredients helped our original Upper East Side storefront grow into Butterfield Market, Catering, Gifts, and Cafes. Family-owned for three generations, Butterfield has a rich tradition with a personal touch.


Food that is: always fresh, delicious, and enticing; focused on seasonal ingredients, locally sourced when possible; presented with style and care; inspired by trends, and loyal to comforting classics. Customer service delivered with warmth, friendliness, and culinary expertise in an atmosphere that is inviting, elegant, and clean. Community enrichment by being a positive force, both socially and environmentally.

Meet the Family

Teddy Appelbaum started working at Butterfield in 1955 as the manager of the small grocery store. In 1974, Teddy and his son-in-law Alan Obsatz purchased the business and started expanding into specialty goods and prepared foods. Alan’s children, Joelle and Evan Obsatz joined the family business 30 years later, and today all three are active partners.


We work with local farms including Satur Farms to bring the best produce available to our dishes. We are also committed to building a clean energy future by implement innovative and responsible environmental practices across our company to reduce our carbon footprint.


Butterfield would not exist without our customers and community in New York City. We are committed to helping the less fortunate and supporting local organizations.

Each year, we donate over 3000 pounds of food to New York Common Pantry and donate to over 50 local non-profit organizations. If you would like to find out more about this program, please email service@butterfieldmarket.com.

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Butterfield Gift Cards never spoil, never expire, and never go out of style.

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Butterfield’s signature gift baskets are made and delivered with care.

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Check out our holiday and catering menus.

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