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Lorimer Market is a labor of love created by Executive Chef and Master Butcher Jerry V., a life-long native of Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

From an early age Chef Jerry V. had an interest in cooking as he watched his mother Filomena passionately prepare Neapolitan specialties in their Brooklyn kitchen. At the age of twelve he began working after school alongside his father Nicola and Uncle Salvatore, learning the art of butchery. He later became a master of the trade under the tutelage of his treasured friend and mentor Ralph Esposito.

Jerry V. went on to work as a banquet butcher for the Waldorf Astoria under Executive Chef John Doherty. It was at the Waldorf where Jerry was inspired to pursue a dream he had early on as a high school graduate and he enrolled and successfully completed the Culinary Arts program at the Institute of Culinary Education. It was during his time at ICE that he had his first entry into the famed kitchens of the Waldorf Astoria, as well as Bobby Flay’s Bolo.

Since then he has returned home to his roots in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and currently is the proud owner of Lorimer Market. He continues to bring his Neapolitan heritage, American work ethic and culinary training to his valued customers, family and friends.

Check out Lorimer Market in the news!

Chefs Of NY

My father and uncle decided to close the family business. I wanted to bring it back and introduce what I learned in culinary school and my time at the Waldorf Astoria. I learned so much, I will always be grateful. I learned precision, consistency, organization, professionalism. I brought it all back.

Brooklyn NEWS12

One local business says that it has the best meatballs in the borough. Residents in Williamsburg have been gobbling down meatballs from Lorimer Market for years. Shop owner Jerry Virtuoso says the minced meat delight is one of a kind.

Star Chefs

Six days a week, Jerry Virtuoso rises early, arriving at the Lorimer Market at 6 a.m. to begin work on the day’s selection of prepared foods.

Serious Eats

Order a Rat Pack from the Lorimer Market and you'll get a serious amount of sandwich for $7.50. The bread is firm, slightly crusty, and appropriately simple; packed inside are multiple slices of capicola, super-thin prosciutto, salami, and slightly spicy pepperoni.

Brooklyn Daily

Six days a week, Jerry Virtuoso rises early, arriving at the Lorimer Market at 6 a.m. to begin work on the day’s selection of prepared foods. His mother’s meatball recipe and his home-made sausage and peppers are popular favorites among the new wave of neighborhood residents.

Greenpoint News

Growing up, the meat and deli business was Gennaro Virtuoso’s life. For 30 years, his father, Nicola, owned the Lorimer Meat Market. These days, the son continues his family’s legacy of providing quality food, but with a broader menu and a shorter name.

Village Voice

It's a cold, dreary morning on the corner of a residential street in east Williamsburg. Inside a two-story brick building, Gennaro "Jerry" Virtuoso is ripping apart day old bread that has been soaked in water. These bread crumbs are then added to a large bowl of ground and cut beef that, after a stint in a 500-degree over, will become some of the best meatballs this side of New England.

Mighty Sweet

On my way to yesterday’s Brooklyn Comics & Graphics Festival, I stopped by Lorimer Market for lunch. Todd’s been raving about their sandwiches. Even goes so boldly to say it’s WAAAAY better than Graham Ave Meats. I’m thinking of ordering a Party Sub from Lorimer Market for next week’s party, so I figured I’d try it out first.


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