Getting To Know Westchester’s Cities And Towns: Scarsdale
From fine-food markets to gourmet coffee, jewellers to liquor, the ins and outs of Scarsdale’s downtown.
DeCicco Marketplace—Originally a tiny storefront grocery in the Bronx, DeCicco’s has grown into a regional fine-food-market empire that includes eight county locations (11 overall). Look for weekly flyers with deals on staples such as Dannon Oikos Greek yogurt (10 for $10) and Talenti gelato (2 for $5). Yes, gelato is a staple!
Great Stuff—Style mavens shop here for cool designer clothes, accessories, jewelry, and outerwear (Searle, etc.); other stores are in Rye, Chappaqua, and Westport and Greenwich, Connecticut.
Chase Park—This tidy bit of green space hosts free events including Bike and Blade Night and The Westchester Band concerts.
Parkway Coffee Shop—Traditional American standards can be had at this throwback eatery with cozy booths and mismatched plates. Try the massive turkey club or French toast.
Rothmans—There’s no excuse for the men of Westchester to not look sharp with this high-end men’s clothier, open here since 2003; its sister store is in Union Square. Lubin’s Boys Clothing, a young men’s suiting and dress-separates institution, shares space within.
Scarsdale Inquirer—In 1901, the first year of publication for the newspaper (then once-a-fortnight; now weekly), single copies were 3 cents, an annual subscription was 60 cents, and advertisements were 25 cents an inch. Advertisers included B. Schweitzer Carriage and Wagon Builder of Scarsdale, M. Luikert Butcher of Tuckahoe (“Dealer in choice beef, mutton, veal, lamb, pork, poultry”), and Boyce Photographer of White Plains (“Sit till you’re satisfied. No extra charge.”).
Wilson & Son Jewelers—The business started by Morris Wilson, on Amsterdam Avenue on Manhattan’s Upper West Side in 1905, is continued by his great-grandsons and Gemological Institute of America grads Michael and Matthew in Scarsdale (and Mount Kisco).
Savona—The beautiful people of Scarsdale come (usually sans kids) to this polished-marble- and leather-clad contemporary Italian restaurant for olive oil-glistened antipasti, artisan cheese boards, salmon with escarole, ricotta agnolotti, and house-made desserts.
Zachys Wine & Liquor—If you can’t find your bottle at Zachys, you probably won’t find it anywhere. The family-owned wine and liquor store, founded in 1944, offers expert in-store service, plus thousands of selections online that include label images, tasting notes, and an inventory system that frequently updates.
Moscato—Under the same ownership as Chat American Grill in Scarsdale and Lusardi’s and Chat 19 in Larchmont, Moscato offers consistently good Italian dining.