This huge indoor market and food hall, which occupies an entire city block of the Meatpacking District, has been one of the best downtown places to get lunch since it opened in 1997. The dining options here are dizzying—from sushi to crepes to sit-down barbecue to cold-brewed coffee. There are also bakeries, candy stores and tea shops for nabbing take-home treats.
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Chelsea Market, New York
“At Chelsea Market you can graze your way through fresh organic veggies that would melt a hippie’s heart, and baked goods like brownies from Fat Witch Bakery.” —Jonathan Adler
This appeared in the October 2013 issue.
A good market not only brings the best goods and foods from around the world to your city, but also transports you to their origin. Spend a few hours to a few minutes getting lost at Chelsea Market. Located on 9th Ave between 15th and 16th, just across from the NWO, aka Google. The market happens to be housed on the ground floors of the former Nabisco factory. Umm, if you close your eyes you can still smell the Oreos.
A marvelous place to have lunch on a wintry holiday NYC day is Chelsea Market. Go here if you want a taste of local gourmet cuisine. Every good thing in current gastronomy is on offer. The atmosphere is communal and festive and harkens back to a time when neighbors came together to make shopping and eating a shared, leisurely, joyful experience of community.
Need some Madras curry to go with your Biriyani? Look no further than the eclectic gourmet market located in the Chelsea area of New York City. Along with everything else and sundry, this cool space hosts a souk-style spice market with the freshest spices available on this side of the Atlantic.