Earlier than the pandemic, Monica Muzzo Romero, a local of Venezuela, owned Arepa Manufacturing facility eating places within the East Village and within the Turnstyle Underground Market at Columbus Circle. Each closed. Now Ms. Muzzo has opened a compact meals store in Brooklyn as a homage to her grandmother Graciela Romero (the shop’s emblem is a sketch of her). She has stocked the cabinets with high-quality groceries, a lot of them imported from Europe, like tinned seafood from Gueyu Mar in Spain and Italian Golfera Cotechino. As well as, there’s a menu of well-crafted sandwiches on Balthazar breads, with selections just like the Parisian, with cooked ham and Comté cheese; and the Castelfranco, combining Italian prosciutto cotto and truffled mushrooms. Salads and desserts like pistachio tiramisù are made in home.
Romero Delicatessen, 196 Courtroom Avenue (Wyckoff Avenue), Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, 917-909-1647, romerodeli.com.