JERSEY CITY, NJ - Already popular for its app-based, full service meal preparation and delivery of meals made from fresh local ingredients, Cavany Foods is taking its business retail and opening 1,750 square-foot space at 235 Grand in downtown Jersey City, the luxury rental building’s developers KRE Group and Ironstate Development Company announced earlier this week.

Founded in 2017 by Venezuelan born chef Alejandro Ferrer, Cavany Foods has built a loyal following of patrons enjoying their unique variety of gourmet recipes ranging from Continental and American cuisine to delicious vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options.

“We decided to open at 235 Grand because it is in an area with a lot of pedestrian traffic, close to the PATH and the downtown commercial district and near our existing customer base,” Chef Ferrer, who was attended the School for Food and Hotel Management in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and today calls Jersey City home, said. “We also like the idea of setting up shop in a brand new building whose residents will essentially be using us like room service.  It’s the perfect location for our business to grow.”

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According to a statement the idea for the expansion of into a brick and mortar space was born from the popularity Cavany gained as a staple at the annual Grove Street Farmers Market.

“We believe our gourmet market at 235 Grand will be a popular neighborhood destination, giving us an opportunity to offer an in-store experience while also expanding our app-based, home delivery service,” Ferrer said, adding that their meal delivery will be like “room service” for the resident living in the building.

“Cavany Foods is a local business with a loyal following and a high-quality product. We’re delighted to partner with them on their first retail location,” said Jonathan Kushner, president of KRE Group. “When we select a retail tenant for one of our buildings, we consider the impact it will have on our residents and the community at large.  In this case, the benefit was clear.”

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