Meet your neighborhood NY cheese shop...one that doesn’t depend on dairy! Perfectly situated in Brooklyn’s Prospect Heights, Riverdel carries the largest selection of vegan cheeses imaginable. Our specialty foods, fresh bread, and pastries offer plenty of inspiration for putting together the perfect meal or creating an irresistible cheese plate.
As the only vegan cheese shop in the US that showcases carefully curated product lines from all over the country, Riverdel is the first of its kind. We stock a wide variety of gourmet vegan foods — everything from caviar and bourbon barrel-aged maple syrup to non-dairy yogurts and nut milks — and also craft our very own in-house cheeses. Don’t forget to sample our made-to-order sandwiches! Stop by and grab lunch on the go or a pack a picnic for a leisurely day at the park.
Riverdel owner and shopkeeper, Michaela Grob, can relate to a craving for exceptional dairy-free cheese. Once she realized there wasn’t a single shop in New York that offered a wide range of all-vegan cheeses, she decided to launch one herself…and Riverdel sprang to life! Combining the names of her two companion animals, River, a rescue dog and Fidel, a shelter cat, seemed fitting for a store featuring 100% cruelty-free foods. Michaela adds, “If people visit the shop, find a new cheese they love, and see just how many delicious choices are out there, I’ll know I’ve done my job.”