About Us

The Market Basket is a local, family-owned specialty market focused on delivering the best in gourmet food. Founded by Anthony Chernalis in 1960, the Wyckoff, New Jersey store that was focused on prime meats and off premise catering grew into the flagship store located in Franklin Lakes New Jersey. More than 60 years and 3 generations later, The Market Basket is still recognized as one of New Jersey’s best gourmet grocery stores, providing customers with individual care and a unique experience. Open 7 days a week, customers can treat themselves to store-made prepared foods, fresh produce, an expansive deli, prime meat, fresh seafood, store-made baked goods and so much more.

Mission Statement

We strive for greatness by offering our customers the highest quality foods in the Tri State area. We set ourselves apart by taking the extra steps to ensure the quality is as high as possible by not taking shortcuts and using fresh ingredients. It is our goal to provide each and every customer with a memorable experience when they step into our store​s and allow them to taste The Market Basket difference.

Charitable Donations

The Market Basket works frequently with Oasis, a non-profit that provides food to women and children in need, as well as Eva’s Village in Paterson, NJ. We work with many local organizations and schools including Don Bosco, Ramapo, and Indian Hills High School, Franklin Lakes and Wyckoff Fire Departments, and Mary Help of Christians to name a few. Founder Tony Chernalis made it a goal to help others and give back to his community. “Market Basket is his baby,” said Mark Chernalis (Tony’s son), “He innovated prepared food before anybody realized there was a market for it. He’s proud of his business and how it expanded. He’s a great entrepreneur and always wanted to give back. This is what he’s most proud of now: helping people.”


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