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Partnership Enables Same-day Delivery to Nearly 900,000 Households
November 2,2017
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Ridgewood NJ,  Kings Food Markets, upscale gourmet food market, and Instacart, the technology-driven, nationwide on-demand grocery delivery service, announced today a partnership to bring same-day delivery to nearly 900,000 households across New Jersey, New York and Connecticut.

Kings customers can now visit or download the Instacart app to fill their virtual carts with all their favorite items — from the freshest produce and the finest meat to chef prepared items and everyday essentials — and have them delivered straight to their doorstep by Instacart, often in as little as an hour.

“Online shopping in the grocery space is continuing to flourish and we are thrilled to provide this convenient service to our communities” said Judy Spires, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Kings Food Markets. “We always aim to be the food and entertaining solution for our customers and now they will be able to receive their signature favorites and high quality food options to their homes, quickly and easily.”

This partnership will allow Kings customers in New Jersey, New York and Connecticut towns served by Instacart to enjoy the experience of grocery shopping online, and convenience of same-day home delivery. Instacart shoppers will fill customers’ orders in store – with access to every high quality product that Kings has always brought to local communities. Customers can use Promo Code KINGS20 to receive $20 off their first order of $35 or more.  And for an extra savings, the delivery fee will also be waived on the first order.

“Instacart’s success hinges on our ability to offer customers same-day delivery from the stores they love within their own communities,” said Andrew Nodes, Vice President, Retail Accounts for Instacart. “We are proud to be partnering with Kings Foods Markets to give customers a convenient, time-saving option to get the fresh produce and unique products they’ve come to rely on from this beloved brand.”

Instacart delivery starts at just $5.99 on orders of $35 or more and is waived on the first order. Instacart Express membership is also available, enabling unlimited, free same-day deliveries on orders over $35. After a free trial period, Instacart Express membership is just $14.99 a month or $149 a year.

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Kings Food Markets Will Celebrate National Ice Cream Day with a Week Long Celebration


July 11,2017

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Ridgewood NJ, Did you know 87 percent of Americans have ice cream in their freezer at any given time and vanilla is the most popular ice cream in the country? As such, Kings Food Markets is celebrating National Ice Cream Day (July 16) with buy one, get one free ice creams pints on 10 brands, to enjoy as you please.

The week-long event from July 14-July 20 is offered at most Kings locations in New Jersey, New York and Connecticut (except for the Hoboken North and South stores).

Popular brands like Haagen-Dazs, Three Twins Organic, Gelarto Gelato and A La Mode lead the charge as customers can choose different flavors of the same brand to fulfill the deal. Looking to try new, funky flavors? COOLHAUS, which is one of the brands in the deal, offers unique flavors like Campfire S’mores, Bananas Foster and Chocolate Molten Cake.

Looking for some ice cream recipes? Kings created the following treats for that sweet summer day:

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Customers are welcomed to taste, learn and explore from an Italian artisan showcase

March 16,2017
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Ridgewood NJ, Kings Food Markets (Kings) is excited to take its customers on an authentic culinary journey through the regions of Italy with an eight-day tasting and entertainment event called Piazza Italia, beginning March 31. The exclusive showcase will recreate a traditional Italian market, or “piazza” across 12 Kings’ stores, featuring a collection of hand-curated products that customers will be welcomed to sample and learn about directly from the Italian artisans. The showcase will feature 25 artisans from 12 regions across Italy, bringing over 75 products for customers to explore including traditional products spanning centuries of history, alongside innovative concepts that will intrigue and please even the most discriminating palates.
“At Kings, we’re always looking to delight our customers with new and authentic options,” said Judy Spires, chairman and CEO of Kings Food Markets. “Our passion for food is what drives us and programs like Piazza Italia are what inspire us. We can’t wait to share this inspiration with our customers and give them the opportunity to taste the highest quality products and engage with these skilled Italian artisans.”

Featured products, hand selected from almost 100 producers, will feature:

·         Olive oils from four different Italian regions including Liguria, Tuscany, Umbria and Apulia

·         Giusti Balsamic Vinegars, the oldest producer of balsamic vinegar established in 1605

·         Rich and succulent specialty sauces direct from Sicily

·         Genuine artisanal pasta from different Italian regions including Marche, Campania and Apulia

Additional Italian delights will be available: marinated vegetables, decadent sweets including chocolates, cookies and coffee/tea. There will even be a selection of craftsman ceramic dishes as well as pots and pans to purchase. Kings customers’ will have the opportunity to vote on the top artisan products to bring to its stores and enter to win one of four $250 gift cards, creating yet another exclusive offering with a brand new line of Italian goods.

To celebrate this distinctive showcase, Judy Spires, chairman and CEO of Kings Food Markets, will kick off the event with an opening ceremony that includes Francesco Genuardi, the General Consul of Italy in New York, as well as partners of Italian Products USA at 11:00 a.m. in the Kings’ Short Hills, NJ location. Following the ceremony and throughout the eight-day event, customers will be able to enjoy:

·         An operatic flash mob with young promising talents on the rise

·         Two centuries of Italian Music with the musical duo Kristine Massari and Enrico Granafei

·         A musical Grand Finale with the Ron Aprea Big Band

Customers will also be able to meet Rossella Rago, the star of the Cooking with Nonna Show, and listen to Julia della Croce, distinguished as one of America’s best cooking teachers and food historians by the James Beard Foundation, talk about the regional differences of pastas and sauces as well as the traditional sweets of Easter. The Kings Short Hills Cooking Studio will also be offering an Italian Boot Camp Class, on Friday, March 31 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets to the class can be purchased at

To help shoppers learn more, Kings will have information posted on its site beginningMarch 17, sharing specific times and locations for each of the in-store events occurring during the eight-day artisan showcase, here: www.kingsfoodmarkets/Italian. Additionally, customers can look to take part in the conversation in real-time on Kings’ social media channels via Twitter (@KingsFoodMkts) and Facebook (

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Purple Foods Fighting Cancer?

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February 27,2017

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Ridgewood NJ, What do purple foods, coconut and spiralizing have in common? They are the top 2017 food trends according to your local food market, Kings Food Markets and

  • Purple Everything– The color means that ingredients contain strong level of anthocyanins, which have been shown to fight cancer, inflammation and ageing, according to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Study. Some popular purple-food recipes include:

o   Braised Purple Artichokes

o   Purple Sweet Potato Salad w/ Crisped Prosciutto

o   Pignoli and Olive Stuffed Eggplant

  • Coconut Craziness– The coconut craze began in 2016 with coconut flavored water, and its expansion is underway. From comfort foods to body scrub to cocktails, popular coconut recipes this year include:

o   Citrus Body Scrub

o   Coconut and Panko Crusted Filet of Sole

o   Amy’s Thai Coconut Soup

  • Spiralize It– Whether you own a spiralizer or not, spiralized veggies are here to stay. Kings offers pre-cut spiralized vegetables, made fresh in-store, including zucchini, yellow squash, sweet potato, butternut squash and beets, so you can get cooking on recipes like:

o   Butternut Squash Noodles with Italian Sausage Ragu

o   Spiralized Zucchini Pesto Pizza


Additionally, Kings also released its Spring 2017 Cooking Studio Calendar for all those interested in learning how to create their own trending recipes. Hint, many classes relate to the above mentioned trends!

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Holiday Entertaining Tips from Kings Food Markets in Ridgewood

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December 20,2016

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Ridgewood NJ, This holiday season round out your table with rustic root vegetables and colorful produce – the side dishes and ingredients of the season. From savory to sweet, these sought after vegetables have a ton of natural sugars and are loaded with vitamins, bringing you and your guests a healthy and delicious dish to add to the table.

Kings Food Markets Nutritionist, Shari Bilt Boockvar, MS, RDN Nutritionist, works closely to select options from Kings that offer a variety of inspirational root vegetable recipes to round out your table this season, including:

Shari explains, “This season has a bountiful array of colorful produce, which provides a wonderful source of beta-carotene, potassium, fiber, and other nutrients.  Enjoy them simply roasted with olive oil, garlic and seasonings or in a beautiful crudité.” In addition to these inspirational recipes and simple basics from Shari, Kings offers a great assortment of classes to further inspire your meals this holiday season taught by some of the area’s top chefs:

  • Elegant Christmas Dinner: Chef Theresa Merges leads this interactive class as guests will learn to make the ultimate elegant Christmas dinner including Oysters Rockefeller, Tomato Mozzarella and Basil Stacks, Prime Rib with Garlic and Horseradish Crust.
  • Celebrate Chanukah with Family Kids/Teens with Parent: Make it a family affair and learn to make classics like Potato Latkes 3 ways – Traditional, Sweet Potato and Spaghetti Squash, Homemade Applesauce, Beef Barley Soup, Grandma’s Rugelach.
  • New Year’s Eve Party: Ring the New Year in the right way with a menu all guests will be sure to enjoy including Spiced Nuts, Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts, Creamy Crab and Artichoke Dip.

To complete your holiday table Kings offers fully catered meals in their Catering department, covering all of your bases, including root vegetables as well as holiday staples such as Mini Crab Cakes, Kings Apple Pie, Kings Classic Carrot Soufflé and even custom floral arrangements for all your holiday tablescaping needs.

How To: Spiralized Butternut Squash Ragu with Italian Sausage Ragu


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Kings Food Markets : Maple is no longer just a condiment for pancakes

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October 16,2015

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Ridgewood NJ, This fall, classic pumpkin and apple flavors are being accompanied by the season’s newest trend, maple. Maple is no longer just a condiment for pancakes, it is now showing up in sauces and vegetables.

Kings Food Markets, a gourmet food market located Ridgewood, identified this trend and curated an array of recipes and cooking studio classes that incorporate all of the top fall flavors to put on your table, in addition to its store aisles.

Whether you’re looking for a unique take on traditional pumpkin and apple main courses, or, in search of an unconventional maple glaze (like Kings Own Organic Maple Syrup) to add to your meal, Kings’ chefs have hand-selected the below recipes and classes to try this season:

Kings’ Chef-Inspired Recipes:

  • Highlighting the season’s newest flavor profile, maple.

o   Maple Glazed Rib Roast

o   Grilled Pork Chops with Pineapple Salsa

o   Sockeye Smoked Salmon with Dill Sauce

  • Showcasing a unique spin on the tried and true pumpkin and apple favorites.

o   Caramelized Brussels Sprouts Apples Tofu

o   Pumpkin Sage Risotto with Spicy Italian Sausage and Broccolini

o   Beef Stew with Pumpkin and Root Vegetables

o   Apple Stuffed Chicken Breast

Kings also offers cooking classes at its Short Hills Cooking Studio

Kings’ Cooking Studio Classes:
Here’s a sampling of classes offered at the Short Hills Cooking Studio this month alone.

  • 10/15 – Fall Fish Class for Teens
  • 10/17 – Pumpkins! Kid Class
  • 10/20 – Fall Pie and Tart Classics
  • 10/24 – Mushrooms!
  • 10/27 – Hearty Soup


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Kings Food Markets : Easter & Passover Catering



Kings Food Markets : Easter & Passover Catering
March 30,2015

Ridgewood NJ, Kings Food Markets offers a full range of catering services tailored to fit each family’s needs – and this Easter and Passover is no different. To get you started with your menu, we’ve hand-selected the following dishes to serve:

Kings Easter Catering Menu

1.       Savory Starters

·         Fig and Almond Baked Brie

·         Spinach and Artichoke Poppers

2.       Extraordinary Entrees

·         Kings Herb Roasted Boneless Turkey Breast

·         Hardwood Smoked ½ Spiral Ham

3.       Sensational Sides

·         Wheatberry and Dried Fruit Salad

·         Potato and Leek Torta

Kings Passover Catering Menu

1.       Keeping it Kosher

·         Stuffed Cabbage

·         Kings Antibiotic-free Rotisserie Chicken

2.       Seafood Staples

·         Fresh Pack Whitefish

·         Black Pear Salmon

3.       Additions to Accent Any Meal

·         Home-style Matzo Balls

·         Kings Traditional Potato Latkes

Kings’ catering services extend beyond the kitchen, though, offering an array of floral arrangements, such as locally grown tulips, and hostess gifts that will surely bring added life to your gatherings.

Of course, however, if you prefer to cook yourself, Kings offers a great assortment of inspirational recipes for both Easter and Passover – including all of the necessary ingredients to make your holiday a memorable one. And if your meal is in need of just one more dish, we offer a great assortment of side dishes that will surely complement your mea

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Celebrate National Heart Health Month with these Heart-Healthy Treats



Celebrate National Heart Health Month with these Heart-Healthy Treats
February 3,2015

Ridgewood NJ, The National Retail Federation reports that the average person will spend $142.31 on Valentine’s Day in 2015, up $8 from last year. With February underway, people everywhere are beginning to plan and find something special for their loved one – but it’s not about the amount of money you spend.

Kings Food Markets encourages you to give from your heart, rather than your wallet, in honor of National Heart Health Month this February with these heart-healthy treats hand-selected from Nutritionist Shari Bilt Boockvar, MS, RD.:

·         Chocolaty Banana Crepes

o   Dark chocolate has more antioxidants than milk chocolate and the cinnamon may help with decreasing your risk of high blood pressure.

·         Chocolate Peanut Pomegranate Treat

o   The peanuts and peanut butter provide beneficial unsaturated fats while cacao powder provides antioxidants, magnesium and fiber. By adding Greek yogurt, you get the benefits of both protein and calcium.

·         Fruity Nutty Tortilla Pizza

o   Choose whole wheat tortillas to provide additional fiber and enjoy berries that add a source of additional fiber and antioxidants. The unsaturated fats in almonds are also beneficial for heart health.


Chocolaty Banana Crepe (Makes 1)


·         2 Egg Whites (from 2 Kings Organic Cage Free Eggs)

·         3 Hershey’s Dark Chocolate Kisses, chopped

·         ½ Banana, sliced

·         1 Teaspoon Sugar

·         Cinnamon

·         Vegetable Spray (such as Pam)


·         Spray small pan and pour in egg whites.  Cook for about 1-2 minutes on each side to form a crepe.

·         Place on plate and top half with banana slices and chopped chocolate

·         Fold over other half to cover and then sprinkle top with cinnamon and sugar

·         Wait about 1 minute until chocolate is melted

Chocolate Peanut Pomegranate Treat (Makes 1)


·         1 Container Vanilla Greek Yogurt

·         1 Tablespoon Natural Peanut Butter

·         1 Teaspoon Crushed Peanuts

·         1 Tablespoon Cacao Powder

·         ¼ Cup Pomegranate Arils (fresh or frozen)


·         Mix yogurt, peanut butter and cacao powder until blended well.

·         Top with pomegranate arils and crushed peanuts

Fruity Nutty Tortilla Pizza (Makes 1)


·         1 Whole Wheat Tortilla (La Tortilla Factory)

·         ¾ Cup Mixed Berries (Strawberries, Blueberries, Raspberries)

·         1 Tablespoon Chocolate Syrup

·         1 Tablespoon Sliced Almonds


·         Lay tortilla on flat surface and top with berries

·         Toast for 2 minutes in toaster oven

·         Drizzle with chocolate syrup and top with sliced almonds.

·         Slice into 6 pieces