As many long time York residents will remember, Anthony’s Food Shop was created on the site of the Berry Hill Farm Stand back in 1989
The true pioneers of the store were Anthony and Marilyn Graziano. Early on, Marilyn would make her homemade lasagna and brownies from home and bring them to the store every week to sell. In the early years, Anthony worked as a corporate sales manager for General Mills, but his passion and heritage were in the retail food business.
Anthony's grandfather, father and uncle at their grocery store in East Boston circa 1913 can be seen in the Café.
Since the beginning, Anthony's has evolved into one of the most iconic establishments on the seacoast, housing a fully equipped and staffed kitchen led by head Chef Jon Willis that includes a state of the art Wood-Stone Fire-Deck pizza oven, and a fully staffed and equipped scratch bakery featuring the talents of Sabrina Banton and her ultra-creative staff.
2014 brought a new venture. After pioneering the sale of micro roasted coffee in Southern Maine, we decided to “do it ourselves” and opened our current café and coffee roasting facility along with our new brand “Anthony’s Small Batch Roasters: featuring Master Roaster Joe Rillo and a fun, friendly, and creative staff of baristas.
All our coffee is now roasted on site in small batches and sold here by the pound and in a few select retail locations on the Seacoast.
Under the leadership of Anthony and Marilyn’s son, Mark Graziano, the family tradition continues. From brewing coffee at 5:00am, to making pizza, to managing a staff of over 60 people Mark’s famous quote is: “ if we can’t do it right then we’re not going to do it at all”. We’re excited for what the future holds for Anthony’s Food Shop and Anthony’s Small Batch Roasting Co.
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