Sometimes there aren't enough hours in the day to cook, either because of daylight savings time or time-gobbling time-goblins. Squeeze out all the hours from your day-rag with today's Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of prepared cuisine at Bruno's Gourmet Market. This Groupon is only good at the Stuyvesant Town location and cannot be used for delivery or online orders.
Bruno's Gourmet Market prepares a plethora of fresh dishes and savory takeout cuisine each day, and is particularly famous for its ravioli ($8.99 per box of 40)—offered in a variety of flavors such as pumpkin, lobster, and sundried tomato and cheese. Bike messengers, professional Godzilla-fleers, and other on-the-go workers can grab a portable breakfast of a bagel with scallion cream cheese ($2.50) or a creamy triple-chocolate yogurt muffin ($1.75) without breaking stride. Bruno's also bundles a bevy of wraps to order ($5.95–$8.45), and can make you the envy of your office lunch pool with gourmet sandwiches such as the Phillips brioche with turkey ($6.95). Otherwise, noodle your way out of another night of leftover gruel with pasta entrees such as the penne ala vodka ($8.95), made with Bruno's own vodka cream sauce. Large ($14) and small ($11) pizza pies cater to well-rounded cravings (toppings $2 each). Leaf-lovers, meanwhile, can crunch their way through a prepared cobb or Greek salad ($6.95), or craft their own at the salad bar ($2.75+).
Bruno's Gourmet Market has been producing fresh Italian delicacies since 1905, the year Teddy Roosevelt famously punched his own face into Mt. Rushmore. Bruno emigrated from Italy in 1888, quickly absorbing the American customs and ideals set forth by the U.S. Postal Service. To this day, neither snow nor sleet nor attacks by robotic dogs will prevent swift delivery and consumption of his renowned ravioli to your home.
- Naturally, the empire's primary artillery is the fresh ravioli, available in 20 varieties—everything from a simple low-fat pumpkin version to a bursting creation of eggplant, ricotta, basil, sun-dried tomato and pine nuts. – Justin Hartung, New York
- They have great Italian sandwiches and pastas. – eastsider2010, Citysearch
Bruno's Gourmet Market
Bruno Cavalli left Italy in 1888 with big dreams of providing for his family. He could only initially find work busing and waiting tables, but he made an important discovery. Customers from the old country were craving fresh ravioli but couldn't find it in New York, so fresh ravioli is what he gave them—even though at first he had to pack his handmade pasta in shoeboxes and deliver it by bicycle. By 1905 he opened his first shop, which he fittingly called Bruno's Ravioli. His wife worked at the counter, and his sons slept in the back, within earshot of the youngest raviolis' nighttime cries for marinara sauce.
Four generations later, the King of Ravioli's legacy lives on through his family's gourmet market, which has expanded to include Italian delicacies and sandwiches. Shoppers there can still snap up traditional ravioli made with Bruno's old recipes, as well as newfangled varieties with fillings such as tofu or shiitake mushrooms.