Here's a Peek Inside the Lidl That Just Opened in Harlem

Updated: Apr 22


A Peek Inside the Lidl That Just Opened in Harlem
People waiting to enter the new Lidl at 2187 Frederick Douglass Boulevard near 118th Street.

The much-anticipated Lidl food market opened in Harlem this morning with a long line of people wrapped around the block, hoping to be the first to get inside.


A Peek Inside the Lidl That Just Opened in Harlem
The store's bakery, with weekly deals, is located on the ground level near the entrance.

Here's a Peek Inside the Lidl That Just Opened in Harlem
A two-for-one deal on pretzels (2 for 49¢) on opening day.

The new store, located at 2187 Frederick Douglass Boulevard near 118th Street, replaces the Best Market that closed in early 2021 and left a large swath of Harlem without a grocery store.


A Peek Inside the Lidl That Just Opened in Harlem
Rows of cashiers keep things moving near the exit.

Known for its discounted groceries, the German-owned Lidl offers both familiar brands as well as products from its cheaper private-label line.


A Peek Inside the Lidl That Just Opened in Harlem
An elevator connects the ground floor and the basement space.

Like the Best Market before it, the new Lidl in Harlem is spread across two floors connected by an escalator and elevator.


A Peek Inside the Lidl That Just Opened in Harlem
Most of the produce can be found on the lower level.

The ground floor includes the bakery and cheese section, plus aisles stacked with sodas, snacks, packaged breads and more. Prepared foods line the area near the registers.


A Peek Inside the Lidl That Just Opened in Harlem
Pasta, rice, sauces and more on the lower level.

The roomier lower floor features produce, meat, seafood, beer, health and beauty, canned and jarred goods, plus a section devoted to kitchenware.


A Peek Inside the Lidl That Just Opened in Harlem
Groceries from major brands are mixed with items from Lidl's private-label line.

A Peek Inside the Lidl That Just Opened in Harlem
A beer section on the lower level includes German brews.

A Peek Inside the Lidl That Just Opened in Harlem
Well-priced cast-iron Dutch ovens—$14.99 and $24.99—are among the kitchenware for sale.

This is Lidl's first location not just in Harlem, but all of Manhattan. The chain has one other store in New York City, located in Queens.


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