One of the wonderful things about living in Philadelphia is that it’s so close to so much, making it incredibly easy to visit and explore other nearby cities. This weekend I’m taking a break from the canning pot so that Scott and I can do just that. We’re wandering New York City, eating delicious food, and keeping our eyes peeled for cool stuff.
One of my hopes for the trip was that we’d get a chance to visit Chelsea Market. It’s in the building that’s also home to the Food Network, after all. One spot that particularly caught my eye was the newly opened Filling Station. They sell an array of olive oils, vinegars, flavored salts and sugars, all in reusable bottles and jars.
Best of all, if you bring back your cleaned container, they’ll give you 10% off the price of your refill. This one of my favorite ways to buy just about everything and I just wish that more stores would adopt similar models. I left with two small jars, one filled with fragrant black truffle salt and the other with super-fine grey velvet salt.
Now we’re off to another food destination – the Union Square Greenmarket. Hooray!