Foodscape: Greenwich Village and Soho

by Melissa Gallanter, RD

Greenwich Village and Soho Foodscape

About Foodscapes

Access to affordable and nutritious food is one of the cornerstones of good health. Without this, individuals—and communities—are at a higher risk of food insecurity and serious chronic diseases, including obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. To improve the health of New Yorkers, we must recognize that each neighborhood has a distinct food environment.

Purpose

These Foodscape reports provide a community-level snapshot of a community’s food environment, including data on healthy and unhealthy food consumption, food access, and diet-related diseases. Additionally, the reports detail a comprehensive guide of the many food-related resources available to residents within their neighborhoods to support them in eating healthier. The Hunter College New York City Food Policy Center has compiled this information from various sources, presenting it in a user-friendly format to help NYC residents and communities better understand their local foodscapes.

*All data from Community Health Profiles includes Greenwich Village, Hudson Square, Little Italy, Noho, Soho, South Village and West Village

*All data from DATA2GO includes Greenwich Village and Soho

Zip codes include: 10003, 10011, 10012, 10013, 10014

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

DEMOGRAPHICS:

  • Total Population: 91,638 (1.07% of NYC population) (1)
  • Population by Race and Ethnicity of Greenwich Village and Soho and New York City (1)
    • Greenwich Village and Soho: 6.1% Latino | NYC: 29% Latino
    • Greenwich Village and Soho: 2% Black | NYC: 22% Black
    • Greenwich Village and Soho: 74.7% White | NYC: 32% White
    • Greenwich Village and Soho: 14.1% Asian/Pacific Islander | NYC: 15% Asian
    • Greenwich Village and Soho: 3.2% Other | NYC: 2% Other
  • Greenwich Village and Soho Population by Age: (1)
    • 0-17 years: 9%
    • 18-24 years: 10%
    • 25-44 years: 42%
    • 45-64 years: 24%
    • 65+ years: 15%
  • Life Expectancy
    • Greenwich Village and Soho: 85.9 years (2) | NYC: 82.1 years (2)
  • Born Outside the US: 
    • Greenwich Village and Soho: 24% (1) | NYC: 37% (1)

NEIGHBORHOOD ACCESS TO HEALTHY FOOD:

  • Supermarket to Bodega Ratio: One (1) supermarket in Greenwich Village and Soho to 7 bodegas (1)
  • Meal Gap (# of meals needed per year for food security): 2,929,871 (2)
  • Food Insecurity
    • Greenwich Village and Soho: 9.4% of residents (2)| NYC: 15.4% of residents (2)
  • Residences that Lack a Kitchen: 
    • Greenwich Village and Soho: 0.9% of housing units (2)| NYC: 0.8% (2)
  • Households Receiving SNAP Benefits: 
    • Greenwich Village and Soho: 4.9% of households (2)| NYC: 22.4% of households (2)
  • Walking Distance to Fresh Fruits and Vegetables: (4)
    • 5 minutes or less: 74% (Compared to 49% New York City-wide)
    • 5-10 minutes: 11% (Compared to 18% New York City-wide)
    • 10 minutes or more: 15% (Compared to 32% New York City-wide)

FOOD CONSUMPTION:

  • At Least One Serving of Fruits or Vegetables Per Day (percent of adults): 
    • Greenwich Village and Soho: 96% (1) | NYC: 87% (1)
  • No Fruits and Vegetables Yesterday: 
    • Greenwich Village and Soho: 4% of adults (2) | NYC: 12.9% of adults (2)
  • One or More 12-ounce Sugary Drinks Per Day (percent of adults): 
    • Greenwich Village and Soho: 8% (1) | NYC: 23% (1)

HEALTH AND DISEASE STATUS:

  • Adults Reporting Their Own Health as “Excellent,” “Very Good” or “Good” (percent of adults): 
    • Greenwich Village and Soho: 91% (1) | NYC: 78% (1)
  • Obesity (percent of adults): 
    • Greenwich Village and Soho: 4% (1) | NYC: 24% (1)
  •  Childhood Obesity (percent of public school children in grades K through 8): 
    • Greenwich Village and Soho: 5% (1) | NYC: 20% (1)
  • Diabetes (percent of adults): 
    • Greenwich Village and Soho: 3% (1) | NYC: 11% (1)
  • Hypertension (percent of adults): 
    • Greenwich Village and Soho: 15% (1) | NYC: 28% (1)

ECONOMIC AND LIVING-CONDITION STRESS, CONTRIBUTORS TO FOOD INSECURITY:

  • Median Household Income
    • Greenwich Village and Soho: $200,827 (2) | NYC: $63,132 (2)
  • Poverty (percent of households with incomes below poverty): 
    • Greenwich Village and Soho: 8.8% (2) | NYC: 19.7% (2)
  • Unemployment (percent of people ages 16 and older): 
    • Greenwich Village and Soho: 2.9% (2) | NYC: 4.5% (2)
  • Extreme Housing Burden (percent of renters): 
    • Greenwich Village and Soho: 20% (2) | NYC: 29.5% (2)

EXERCISE AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY BURDEN

  • Air Pollution (micrograms of fine particulate matter per cubic meter): 
    • Greenwich Village and Soho: 9.5 (1) | New York City-wide: 7.5 (1)
  • Bicycle Network Coverage (percent of streets with bike lanes): 
    • Greenwich Village and Soho: 31% (1) | New York City-wide: 10% (1)
  • Pedestrian Injury Hospitalizations (per 100,000 people): 
    • Greenwich Village and Soho: 9 (1) | New York City-wide: 23 (1)
  • Any Physical Activity in the Past 30 Days (percent of adults): 
    • Greenwich Village and Soho: 90% (1) | New York City-wide: 73% (1)

GREENWICH VILLAGE/SOHO SUMMER MEALS: 

To ensure everyone has access to nutritious meals, the Department of Education’s Meal Hubs were created in response to COVID-19 and have expanded service to all children and adults across the five boroughs. Sites serve grab-and-go meal service for adults and children and no one is turned away. No registration or identification is required.

During the summer of 2020, over 400 Meal Hubs operated from 7:30am-11:30am for children and families and 11:30am-1:30pm for adults. Starting September 29, 200 Meal Hubs continue to provide grab-and-go meal service for all New Yorkers on Monday-Friday between 3-5pm.

Please check the DOE website for updates and search for Free Meals at the select public school buildings here or text “NYCFOOD” or “COMIDA” to 877-877.

GREENWICH VILLAGE/SOHO COMMUNITY GARDENS: 

GREENWICH VILLAGE/SOHO GREENTHUMB GARDENS:

There are over 600 GreenThumb community gardens across the city, and any resident can join a garden. Find the most up-to-date list of gardens using GreenThumb’s searchable Garden Map. (5)  

  • Jane Street Garden: 36-40 Jane St
  • LaGuardia Corner Community Garden: 511 LaGuardia Pl

GREENWICH VILLAGE/SOHO SCHOOL GARDENS:

  • PS 721 Manhattan Occupational Training Center: 250 W Houston St
  • PS 30 Hernandez/Hughes: 144-176 E 128th St
  • PS 138 : 144-176 E 128th St
  • ABC Echo Park Early Childhood Center: 1841 Park Ave
  • Charter 341 Harlem Renaissance : 2005 Madison Ave
  • HS 437 Hudson High School of Learning Technologies: 351 W 18th St
  • PS 37 River East Elementary: 508 E 120th St
  • PS 3 John Melser Charrette School: 490 Hudson St (at Grove St)
  • PS 206 Jose Celso Barbosa: 508 E 120th St
  • PS 150 Tribeca Learning Center: 334 Greenwich St
  • PS 89 Liberty High School Academy for Newcomers: 250 W 18th St
  • PS/MS 7 Samuel Stern: 160 E 120th St
  • HS 376 NYC iSchool: 131 Avenue Of The Americas
  • Harlem Village Academy Leadership Charter School: 2351 1st Ave
  • PS 7 Global Tech Prep: 120th St & Lexington Ave
  • Quest to Learn: 351 W 18th St
  • Grace Church School-High School: 46 Cooper Square
  • PS 79 Horan School: 55 E 120th St
  • PS 751 Manhattan School for Career Development Preparatory (MSCD): 113 E 4th St
  • HS 285 Harlem Renaissance High School: 22 E 128th St
  • HS 560 High School M560 - City As School: 16 Clarkson St
  • PS 11 William T. Harris: 320 W 21st St
  • MS/HS 407 Institute for Collaborative Education: 345 E 15th St

GREENWICH VILLAGE/SOHO FARMERS’ MARKETS: 

To ensure the below farmers’ markets are open, please call or check the listed websites for the most up-to-date information.

Many farmers’ markets accept cash, SNAP/EBT, debit/credit, WIC and Senior FMNP coupons. They may also offer Health Bucks for EBT users — for every $5 spent in EBT, customers receive a $2 Health Buck coupon to purchase additional fruits and vegetables. For an updated list of farmers’ markets near you (including days/hours of operation) visit nyc.gov/health and search “farmers markets” or text “SoGood” to 877-877.

GREENWICH VILLAGE/SOHO OFFICIAL SNAP ENROLLMENT SITES IN NYC – HUMAN RESOURCES ASSOCIATION (HRA):

Data is updated on a continuous basis in collaboration with the Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center’s Neighborhood Food Resource Guides.

*It is possible to apply for SNAP benefits online at https://www.ny.gov/services/apply-snap

GREENWICH VILLAGE/SOHO PANTRIES AND SOUP KITCHENS:

Data is updated on a continuous basis in collaboration with the Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center’s Neighborhood Food Resource Guides.

*Food pantry and soup kitchen hours subject to change, and requirements may be needed to register for food pantries. Call a specific location for more information before going for the first time. 

GREENWICH VILLAGE/SOHO RETAIL FOOD STORES:

*This list below includes all retail food stores from a Google Maps Places API search with keyword search terms “bakery, cafe, convenience store, deli, food, grocery, supermarket.” 

Data is updated on a continuous basis in collaboration with the Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center’s Neighborhood Food Resource Guides.

  • Rite Aid
    81 1st Ave 10003, (212) 388-9348
  • Hong Kong Supermarket
    157 Hester St 10013, (212) 966-4943
  • Duane Reade
    459 Broadway 10013, (212) 219-2658
  • Sam's Deli
    30 Mulberry St 10013,
  • Modern Gourmet Deli
    793 Broadway 10003, (212) 677-0047
  • Westside Market
    84 3rd Ave 10003, (212) 253-8400
  • Golden Krust
    47 W 14th St 10011, (212) 627-0851
  • Faicco Pork Stores
    260 Bleecker St 10014, (212) 243-1974
  • Ray's Super Deli
    452 Hudson St 10014, (212) 242-7912
  • JW Market Inc
    240 Sullivan St 10012, (212) 228-9303
  • Walgreens
    20 Astor Pl 10003, (212) 375-0734
  • CVS
    20 University Pl 10003, (212) 260-3052
  • Spyros Food Mart
    11 8th Ave 10014, (212) 989-1125
  • City Gourmet Deli Cafe
    238 E 14th St 10003,
  • Commodities Health Food
    165 1st Ave 10003, (212) 260-2365
  • Spring Street Finest Deli
    322 Spring St 10013, (212) 343-2335
  • United Grocery & Deli Corporation
    177 Hudson St 10013,
  • Manhattan Lobster Place
    75 9th Ave 10011, (212) 255-5672
  • Epicurean Market
    45 University Pl 10003,
  • New Yorkers Foodmarket
    107 2nd Ave 10003, (212) 260-2243
  • Han's Deli Grocery
    645 Broadway 10012, (212) 473-8596
  • Health & Harmony
    470 Hudson St 10014, (212) 691-3036
  • Ali Baba Organic Marketplace
    1 Mott St 10013, (212) 233-5797
  • John's Fruits
    817 Broadway #5 10003,
  • 7-Eleven
    813 Broadway 10003,
  • Fresh Food Super Deli
    386 Canal St 10013, (212) 941-6236
  • Gristedes
    25 University Pl 10003, (212) 353-1330
  • Heavenly Market and Deli
    77 3rd Ave 10003, (212) 260-0060
  • 57 Bayard Meat Market
    57 Bayard St A 10013, (212) 619-6206
  • 18 Chung Chou City
    18 Mott St 10013, (212) 285-2288
  • Veniero's Pasticceria & Caffe
    342 E 11th St 10003, (212) 674-7070
  • May Wah Vegetarian Market
    213 Hester St 10013, (212) 334-4428
  • Jubilee Market
    447 Broadway #A1 10013,
  • CVS
    75 Christopher St 10014, (212) 627-2662
  • Asia Market Corporation
    71 1/2 Mulberry St 10013, (212) 962-2020
  • La Bella Ferrara
    108 Mulberry St 10013, (212) 966-7867
  • Whole Foods Market
    4 Union Square E S 10003, (212) 673-5388
  • Cho's Grocery
    58 Carmine St 10014, (212) 620-5620
  • Westside Market
    77 7th Ave 10011, (212) 807-7771
  • 59 Bayard Market
    59 Bayard St A 10013, (212) 608-8866
  • Healthy Market Place
    217 1st Ave 10003, (212) 432-7700
  • Dicksons Farmstand Meat
    75 9th Ave 10011, (212) 242-2630
  • O Ottomanelli & Sons Meat Market
    285 Bleecker St 10014, (212) 675-4217
  • Florence Prime Meat Market
    5 Jones St 10014, (212) 242-6531
  • Sun Vin Grocery Store
    75 Mulberry St 10013, (212) 962-0382
  • Walgreens
    145 4th Ave 10003, (212) 677-0214
  • Taasha Deli
    400 Broome St 10013, (212) 965-0106
  • Rite Aid
    534 Hudson St 10014, (646) 486-1048
  • K & S Food Market (Reishi)
    169 Hester St 10013,
  • Mahant 385
    385 Canal St 10013, (347) 701-1924
  • Western Beef Supermarket
    431 W 16th St 10011, (212) 924-1401
  • Bleecker Farm
    272 Bleecker St 10014, (212) 229-1587
  • Broadway Market Co
    427 Broadway 10013, (646) 370-3474
  • Sunshine Food Market
    135 Mott St 10013,
  • Deluxe Meat Market
    122 Mott St 10013, (212) 925-5766
  • Foragers City Grocers
    300 W 22nd St 10011, (212) 243-8888
  • Kimchee Harvest
    E 16th St & W St 10003,
  • Morgan's Market
    13 Hudson St 10013, (212) 964-4283
  • Village Farm Grocery
    146 2nd Ave 10003, (212) 475-7521
  • Meat Centre 錦昌肉食 (Chinatown)
    208 Centre St 10013, (718) 384-3838
  • Mon Cher Market
    339 Broadway 10013,
  • Gourmet Garage
    489 Broome St 10013, (212) 941-5850
  • Aristocratic Deli
    208 W 23rd St 10011,
  • CVS
    81 8th Ave 10011, (212) 366-4085
  • CVS
    298 Mulberry St 10012, (212) 226-6111
  • East Village Farm & Grocery
    69 2nd Ave 10003, (212) 477-1385
  • D'Agostino
    790 Greenwich St 10014,
  • Atmi One Corporation
    166 2nd Ave #5719 10003,
  • Gristedes
    3 Sheridan Sq, W 4th St 10014, (212) 229-3893
  • Raffettos
    144 W Houston St 10012, (212) 777-1261
  • Dainobu
    498 6th Ave 10011, (212) 645-0237
  • M & M Market Deli
    529 Broome St A 10013, (212) 219-2619
  • Tokyo Mart
    91 Mulberry St 10013,
  • Westside Market
    180 3rd Ave 10003, (212) 254-0017
  • Village Gourmet Grocery
    102 2nd Ave 10003, (212) 228-7951
  • Space Market
    1 University Pl #1 10003,
  • Clover Grocery
    259 6th Ave 10014,
  • Pasticceria Rocco
    243 Bleecker St #4438 10014, (212) 242-6031
  • H & H Fruit & Grocery
    471 6th Ave 10011, (212) 620-4157
  • New Kam Man Supermarket
    200 Canal St 10013, (212) 571-0330
  • Lahore Deli
    132 Crosby St 10012, (212) 965-1777
  • Pan Ya
    8 Stuyvesant St 10003, (212) 777-1930
  • Amy's Bread
    75 9th Ave 10011,
  • Win Seafood Market
    218 Canal St 10013, (212) 227-2104
  • Chelsea Square Market
    130 10th Ave 10011, (917) 261-5817
  • 239 London Deli
    239 8th Ave 10011, (646) 682-7862
  • Thompson Finest Deli
    20 Thompson St #1a 10013, (212) 343-2336
  • Cafe Water
    519 6th Ave 10011, (646) 852-6300
  • Gourmet Garage
    366 Broadway 10013, (212) 571-5850
  • Duane Reade
    77 7th Ave 10011, (212) 243-2446
  • Bosie
    506 LaGuardia Pl 10012, (212) 352-9900
  • 4th Street Food Co-Op
    58 E 4th St 10003, (212) 674-3623
  • CVS
    215 Park Ave S 10003, (646) 602-8237
  • Bleecker's Finest Deli
    171 Bleecker St 10012, (212) 432-4155
  • Heavenly Market Deli
    44 E 8th St 10003, (646) 609-3166
  • Rite Aid
    195 8th Ave 10011, (212) 929-6915
  • 212 Grand Food Corp.
    212 Grand St 10013, (718) 937-2746
  • Chung Chou City I
    218-220 Grand St 10013, (212) 274-9338
  • 514 My Deli & Grocery
    514 Hudson St 10014, (212) 567-7126
  • L & M Delicatessen and Catering
    80 7th Ave Between 15th & 16th St 10011, (212) 242-2645
  • Honest Chops
    319 E 9th St 10003, (212) 388-0762
  • Tarallucci e Vino Union Square
    15 E 18th St 10003, (212) 228-5400
  • Fruit and Vegetables Stand
    Hester St & Elizabeth St 10013,
  • CVS
    360 6th Ave 10011, (212) 375-9401
  • The Market NYC
    449 Broadway 10013,
  • Durian NYC
    230 Grand St 10013, (917) 662-2288
  • SK Deli Market
    81 2nd Ave 10003, (212) 477-8181
  • The Food Emporium
    10 Union Square E 10003, (212) 353-3840
  • Quick Stop Deli
    251 6th Ave 10014,
  • Brooklyn Fare
    666 Greenwich St 10014, (212) 706-0623
  • Westside Market
    170 W 23rd St 10011, (212) 627-6160
  • M & O Market & Deli
    124 Thompson St 10012, (212) 477-8222
  • Union Square Holiday Market
    E 14th St 10011, (212) 529-9262 x1
  • Sunrise Mart 日系スーパー
    4 Stuyvesant St 10003, (212) 598-3040
  • Ha Ha Fresh Corporation
    195 9th Ave 10011, (212) 924-7249
  • Chelsea Market
    75 9th Ave 10011, (212) 652-2111
  • Manhattan Fruit Market
    448 W 16th St 10011, (212) 255-2242
  • King Deli
    448 Hudson St, Hudson St between Barrow St & Morton St 10014, (212) 620-0845
  • Andy's Deli
    106 7th Avenue S 10014, (212) 989-0648
  • Food Mart
    189 Lafayette St 10013,
  • The Corner Deli
    106 Kenmare St 10012,
  • LifeThyme Natural Market
    410 6th Ave 10011, (212) 420-1600
  • Charles West Delicatessen
    690 Washington St #2 10014, (212) 633-8204
  • Andy's Deli
    873 Broadway 10003, (212) 477-1110
  • CVS
    253 1st Ave 10003, (212) 254-1454
  • CVS
    158 Bleecker St 10012, (212) 982-3133
  • Sunrise Mart 日系スーパー
    494 Broome St #2213 10013, (212) 219-0033
  • 325 Dreamland
    325 2nd Ave, Store 3 10003, (212) 777-2181
  • Gourmet 157
    157 Christopher St 10014, (212) 604-0157
  • Rite Aid
    188 9th Ave 10011, (212) 727-9620
  • Co-Hen Kitchen
    405 W 23rd St 10011, (212) 924-6973
  • Mulberry Market NYC
    251 Mulberry St 10012, (212) 226-1777
  • Morton Williams Supermarkets
    130 Bleecker St 10012, (212) 358-9597
  • Bedstuy Lil Farmers
    740 Broadway 10003, (917) 234-8334
  • Bangkok Center Grocery
    104 Mosco St 10013, (212) 349-1979
  • Prince Deli Market
    59 4th Ave 10003, (212) 228-9600
  • New York Mart
    128 Mott St 10013,
  • Bleecker Grocery & Convenience
    177 Bleecker St 10012, (212) 995-5120
  • Chloe's Soft Serve Fruit Co
    25 E 17th St 10003, (212) 675-0550
  • Garden of Eden Marketplace
    7 E 14th St 10003, (212) 255-4200
  • Foragers Market
    233 8th Ave 10011, (212) 243-8888
  • St. Marks Market
    21 St Marks Pl 10003, (212) 253-7777
  • Duane Reade
    1 Union Square S 10003, (212) 358-8206
  • Jean-Francois Hebert
    115 2nd Ave 10003,
  • Tong Ren Grocery
    42 Mott St #2A 10013, (212) 285-2988
  • 8th Ave Gourmet Deli
    134 8th Ave 10011, (212) 366-1891
  • Civic Deli
    111 Worth St 10013, (212) 619-2721
  • Po Wing Hong Food Market
    49 Elizabeth St Ground Floor 10013, (212) 966-1080
  • Square Deli
    168 8th Ave 10011, (212) 337-3322
  • New York 1 Deli
    53 2nd Ave 10003,
  • Yun Gun
    13 Hudson St 10013, (212) 941-7578
  • Deluxe Food Market
    79 Elizabeth St 10013, (212) 925-5766
  • Hung Lee
    79 Bayard St 10013, (212) 962-5351
  • Citarella Gourmet Market - West Village
    424 6th Ave 10011, (212) 874-0383

PARKS IN GREENWICH VILLAGE/SOHO:

To ensure the below businesses and organizations are open, please call or check the listed websites for the most up-to-date information.

FOOD POLICY ORGANIZATIONS IN GREENWICH VILLAGE/SOHO:

To ensure the below organizations are and services are being offered, please call or check the listed websites for the most up-to-date information.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

Last updated: 9/29/2020

REFERENCES:

  1. Hinterland, K, et al. “Community Health Profiles 2018, Manhattan Community District 2: Greenwich Village and Soho.” Community Health Profiles 2018, Manhattan Community District 2: Greenwich Village and Soho, 2018, pp. 1–20.
  2. “Data2Go: Greenwich Village & Soho.” data2go.Nyc, Measure of America of the Social Science Research Council and Helmsley Charitable Trust, https://data2go.nyc/cd/?id=102*36047015900*food_insecure_puma!undefined!ns*!buttonHolder~other_pop_cd_506~ahdi_puma_1~sch_enrol_cd_112~age_pyramid_male_85_plus_cd_20~median_household_income_puma_397~median_personal_earnings_puma_400~dis_y_perc_puma_102~poverty_ceo_cd_417~unemployment_cd_408~pre_k_cd_107!*air_qual_cd~ahdi_puma*family_homeless_cd_245#.
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  4. “Annual Vital Statistics Data Show Fewer Premature Deaths and Fewer Births in New York City in 2017.” NYC Health, The City of New York.
  5. “Green Thumb Garden Map.” NYC Parks, https://greenthumb.nycgovparks.org/gardensearch.php

Article Image: “New York City (NYC) Neighborhood Maps – By Borough – Manhattan.” NYCdata, Baruch College Zicklin School of Business, https://www.baruch.cuny.edu/nycdata/population-geography/maps-boroughs.htm.

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