About Us


Top Banana was founded in 1996 by Joe Palumbo and is located in the Hunts Point Terminal Market in the Bronx. We are wholesale produce vendors who specialize in bananas. Top Banana also is the only firm that ripens bananas directly inside the market. We also carry a full line of tropicals along with an assortment fruits and vegetables. Top Banana has gained a reputation within the Hunts Point Terminal Market from its shippers and clients for providing quality service.

  • Letter From Joe Palumbo

    “Top Banana is not just a business, it’s a family of dedicated and passionate professionals. Established in 1996, I fulfilled a dream that was foster along side my father, Carmine. Taking what I learned from him and many other gracious and knowledgeable people in my life, I put my best foot forward to start a company that prided it’s self on integrity and reputation.

    Since that first day I walked into Hunts Point Terminal Market as the owner of Top Banana a lot has changed. While our name would suggest that bananas are only our product, we are much more than that. Along with our banana expertise we carry colorful, fresh tropical produce. We also sell a large variety of your day-to-day fruit and vegetable needs.

    Our philosophy is that by always being fair to our shippers and dedicated to our customers that good things follow. We look forward to serving your needs. Our team never forgets the privilege it is to provide you with our services. With such a responsibility we work diligently to make sure we provide you with nothing less than a perfect experience. I speak on behalf of every member of the Top Banana Team when I say we thank you for your continued support.