While wandering the West Village a few weeks ago, my sister and I happened upon a unique and pretty shop called The Meadow. They stock all manner of gorgeous flowers and artisanal chocolate bars, along with a wide variety of different types of salt. Their 300+ varieties of chocolate are sourced from all over the world, with a particular focus on dark (though they do carry some milk and flavored bars as well). The shopkeeper was very knowledgeable about each different type, which the made the experience of browsing and tasting super interesting. Then there are the piles and piles of incredible salt blocks, which are not only useful for salt block cooking, but incredibly, naturally beautiful. They have over 100 different sea salts sourced from 26 different countries – besides the salt blocks there are salt shot glasses, salt bowls and dishes, Himalayan sea salt, fleur de sel, and much more.
How pretty are these Himalayan rock salt blocks?
Chocolate lover’s paradise.
I’ve never thought too much about salt, but after perusing The Meadow’s website I’ve come to realize that there’s a whole world of information on it (kind of like wine). If you’re a foodie or you’re interested in learning more about how different types of salt are sourced and used, definitely pop in to The Meadow for a crash course (or check out Salt 101 if you’re not local).
523 Hudson St. (between Charles St. and West 10th)
photos by me