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The 10 best grocery stores open on Christmas Day, by neighborhood

These are the best grocery stores open on Christmas, just in case you saved all your shopping for the last minute (oops)

By Alyse Whitney
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Did you buy all your presents weeks ago…but forget all about grocery shopping? Here are the best grocery stores open on Christmas Day in each neighborhood—so if you wind up with a burnt ham and a grumpy gluten-free friend, you’ll have a savior. There are some grocery stores that deliver on Christmas, too, perfect for when you're too busy entertaining out-of-towners or don’t want to battle crowds of other last-minute shoppers fighting for that last carton of eggnog.

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Best grocery stores open on Christmas

Bravo Supermarket, Astoria
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Astoria: Bravo International Supermarket

What it’s best for: Need a beer or 20? Bravo’s got your back. The vast craft beer selection will get you through holiday drama, and if you’re missing any key baking ingredients, it’ll have them, too.

34 34th Ave, Queens (718-784-8420, bravosupermarkets.com)

Open 7am8pm

Garden of Eden, Chelsea
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Chelsea: Garden of Eden

What it’s best for: If Grandma is picky and wants a cheese plate with the works, hit the counter at Garden of Eden. Also, baked goods are always fresh here (an extra pie never hurt).

162 W 23rd St (212-675-6300, edengourmet.com)

Open 10am8pm

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Hong Kong
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Chinatown: Hong Kong Supermarket

Shopping Grocery stores Little Italy

What it’s best for: You probably won’t be picking up their lo mein for Christmas dinner, but if you need a very specific spice or cheap produce, they’re open late.

157 Hester St (212-966-4943)

Open 8:30am8:30pm

Village Farm Grocery, East Village
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East Village: Village Farm Grocery

What it’s best for: They’re open 24 hours and will deliver cases of beer, prepared food, a small container of cinnamon or even a corkscrew. Bow down.

146 2nd Ave (212-475-7521, villagefarmgrocery.com)

Open 24 hours

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C-Town Supermarket, Harlem
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Harlem: C-Town

What it’s best for: It’s not the prettiest store, but if you spaced and forgot to buy potatoes or ran out of mixers and need a cocktail ASAP, this place has you covered.

238 W 116th St (212-222-1379, ctownsupermarkets.com)

Open 7am11pm

Amish Market West, Hell's Kitchen
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Hell’s Kitchen: Amish Market West

What it’s best for: The selection here is ideal for when you suddenly have a vegan show up (though they were inhaling burgers last week). And the hot and cold food bar will save you if you’ve been living off hors d'oeuvres.

731 9th Ave (212-245-2360, amishfinefood.com)

Open 6am8pm

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Park Slope: 5th Ave Market

What it’s best for: Finding a store that’s open for 24 hours on Christmas is enough of a miracle, but you can get all of your basics here, and there’s a deli counter if you need to pick up bagels for brunch, too.

185 5th Ave, Brooklyn (718-230-8050)

Open 24 hours

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Upper West Side: West 82nd Grocery

What it’s best for: This is the ultimate bodega, with all of your grab-and-go basics and free delivery. Have them on speed dial for any food-related emergencies.

454 Amsterdam Ave (212-579-5207)

Open 6am3am

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Morton Williams, Upper East Side
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Upper East Side: Morton Williams

What it’s best for: Did you burn the Christmas ham and need a backup main dish? Morton Williams has almost every kind of meat, plus a ton of other grocery odds and ends.

1211 Madison Ave (212-722-0229, mortonwilliams.com)

Open 7am7pm

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Williamsburg: Foodtown

What it’s best for: Stock up on pre-prepared food, then lie and say you made it yourself. Better yet, get it delivered—it’s free for orders $25 and more.

159 N 3rd St, Brooklyn (718-302-5533, foodtown.com)

Open 9am10pm

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