Welcome to the Crown Market

Established in 1940 by Sam Smith, Sam Sowalsky, and Jack Sloat, the Crown
has been a cornerstone of the Hartford Jewish Community for over 7 decades.

Crown Market is open six days a week; we are closed Saturday for Shabbat. Please see this week's hours at the bottom of this page.


2021 Passover Menu


The Crown strives for excellence in each and every one of our departments. Please take
the time to visit all of our departments online to learn what each one has to offer.

Weekly Specials

5 O'Clock Shop

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Dairy Deli

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Dear Crown Customers,

We are proud to welcome you to the new Crown Market and thecrownmarket.com.

Our grand re-opening in January 2017 was the culmination of a 2 and a half-year multi–million-dollar renovation. This magnificent renovation adds new life, new food and new friends to our 75 year-old kosher Market!

The Crown Market is about people — our long-standing employees and you our valued customers. When our group of investors came together in 2014 to save the Crown Market, it was our vision to uphold and enhance this long-standing cherished institution. We have met our goals of providing a leading-edge store design, modernized inventory systems and specialty items, delicious healthy food (we even have sushi!), while at the same time preserving the most beloved of our existing offerings.

It was also our pleasure to bring in the Hartford Kashruth Commission (HKC) to supervise the store.


The Crown is your one-stop shopping place. Although small, we carry everything! And our size allows us to give you the friendly personalized service we’re famous for. It is our sincere hope that our current customers will find the changes to their liking and those that have not been to our store recently will give us a try. We promise you that you will not be disappointed.

We are always open to hear from you. So as you do your shopping, order from our catering menu, and spend some time relaxing in our new cafe, please let our staff and ownership know how your experience has been and if there is anything we can do to improve.

Also, please browse our new website where you will find all of our offerings — Groceries, Meat, 5 o’clock Shop, Catering, Deli, Bakery and Cafe. We will announce our weekly and monthly specials and let you know about exciting store events we are planning. Please also find us on Facebook and follow our page.

Now one request: please let your family and friends know that The Crown Market is as strong as ever and we would like to welcome them back or for a first time experience.

The Owners and Management of the Crown Market

Contact Us

If you have a question or inquiry about our departments or services, or if you would like to leave us a comment, please fill out the form below. Please DO NOT use this form to place a catering or pick-up order. For all orders please call the store directly.