There was a time when customers knew their butcher by name, knew what farm their purchase came from and how far it traveled to be cleaned and cut-to-order atop that butcher’s counter. “That’s important, and it’s lacking, and it’s something we wanted to bring back,” says Jeremy Nevins, co-owner of Siegel Bros. Marketplace, a specialty-food market in Mount Kisco.
After a rich history in the food-and-wine world, brothers Jeremy, Doug, and Chef David Nevins have opened Siegel Bros. Marketplace at 39 S Moger Avenue and its counterpart, Siegel Bros. Wine & Spirits, next door at 41 S Moger. The marketplace offers bespoke butchery and charcuterie, as well as fresh seafood and fine cheeses sourced from top-tier farms and creameries in the Hudson Valley (e.g., Vulto Creamery in Walton, NY, and Crosswinds Farm in Ovid, NY) and beyond. Chef David, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, also cooks restaurant-quality prepared foods in-house, such as strawberry salad, cast-iron tuna steak, grilled bone-in sirloin, and lobster muffins.
The brothers have a family legacy in the meat-and-fine-food business — their great-grandfather Abram Siegel opened a kosher butcher shop in Woodbine, NJ, in 1912. Abram’s sons Jack and Mose, and later grandson Bruce (Jeremy and Doug’s father), expanded the business through the years.
The marketplace is nose-to-tail, meaning they use all the parts of the animals they bring in. For example, when an animal gets broken down, the trim will be put into sauces and stews, the bones into stock and so on. “It gives respect to the animals we are using and ensures we’re not being wasteful,” says Jeremy. “It’s not a monetary thing; it’s a way of doing the right thing for the environment and being creative.”
The market also offers daily in-store food-and-wine/spirit pairings for customer sampling. “We’re offering an experience that is unique to the area,” says Chef David. “We don’t want to make going to the store a chore.”
Siegel Bros. Marketplace