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Where to Eat and Shop in NYC's Chelsea Market

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Set in an old Nabisco factory in the fashionable Meatpacking District is a food hall and indoor market you can't miss. Chelsea Market is an upscale and stylish space housing a variety of high quality food and retail vendors serving culinary delights from all over the city. The mixture of cultures and cuisines is sure to please any palette and you'll even find gifts to bring home from your visit. Many of NYC's best chefs and eateries have set up in this urban space allowing you to taste a variety of local favorites all under one roof.

Lobster Place

  • These guys have been around since 1974 and have always served some of the best seafood in the city. They've had a home at Chelsea Market since its opening and the popular raw bar is an essential stop for the shellfish lover. You can't go wrong when ordering the classic lobster roll and make sure to add a few of those juicy oysters to the mix. Whether you're buying to eat or home or sitting right up at the bar you won't be disappointed with their trusted quality and flavor.

Dickson’s Farmstand Meats

  • A great spot to pick up artisanal meats and house-made charcuterie all sourced from family farms in Upstate New York. It's evident the staff and owner care about their produce and only work with farmers who humanely raise their animals. Aside from the beautifully displayed marbled steaks and homemade sausages, you can also pick up generous sandwiches made on site for your picnic at the park.

Corkbuzz Wine Studio

  • Opened by Master Sommelier Laura Maniec, the sleek and inviting space boasts a wine list of over 150 bottles and amazing bites that pair seamlessly with the well curated list. Dig into gnocco fritto, cured swordfish, spicy clams, and veal tartare while drinking sparkling glasses of champagne. Ask for recommendations from the staff and bring a date to share a bottle.

Los Tacos No. 1

  • Fresh ingredients, generous fillings, cheap prices make this one of the most popular spots in Chelsea Market. NYC isn't known for its tacos but Los Tacos No. 1 does the Mexican dish justice and always draws a large crowd of Californians looking for the real deal. Order the polla asada or marinated pork and we couldn't get enough of the freshly made corn tortillas and guacamole. They also serve Mexican sodas which pair perfectly with the flavorful fare.


  • Juicy burgers using locally farmed beef served in a casual fast food fashion. Order the classic 1/4 cheeseburger paired with sweet potato waffle fries and a few pieces of the buttermilk fried chicken. The milkshakes are unbeatable as they source directly from Ronnybrook Farm Dairy, whose renowned, non-homogenized Creamline milk gets its name from the layer of cream that rises to the top of the bottle. All of it uses minimal processing ensuring the highest quality taste.


  • Cold NYC winters call for piping hot bowls of ramen and MokBar always satisfies with a unique noodle experience. Chef Esther Choi brings Asian culture to Chelsea Market by fusing Korean soup with Japanese ramen noodles. Grab a seat at the bar and delve into the steaming bowl of housemade kimchi ramen with bacon or the classic gochugang pork broth. Pair it with a bottle of infused soju to really warm you up.

Artists and Fleas

  • What started as a two week pop-up by this Williamsburg favourite is now a permanent fixture in the Chelsea Market. The eclectic space is dedicated to artists, creators, collectors, and designers and expertly curated by owner Amy Abrams and Ronen Glimer. The items range from vintage jewelry and clothing to crafts created by local artists and the price points and size of items are more modest at Chelsea Market in comparison to their 4,000 square foot Williamsburg location.

Damselfly Flowers

  • I never think markets are complete without the presence of fresh flowers and Damselfly brings this element to stylish Chelsea Market. Flowers are flown from all over the world to fill their pretty collection and the on site staff are immpecable at designing bouquets and arrangements for a variety of needs. Pick up something special to surprise a loved one or just a simple bouquet to brighten your room.

Li-Lac Chocolates

  • Manhattan's oldest chocolate house, Li-Lac has been around since 1923. Their gourmet chocolates are made in small batches using high quality ingredients and classic flavors. Every single item is made by hand in New York and the attention to detail is evident in every bite. We can't get enough of the hazelnut squares and almond bark and the seasonal selection is always fun. A perfect sweet souvenir or unique gift during your visit.

Manhattan Fruit Market

  • This isn't your typical fruit stand, but a beautiful space dedicated to seasonal produce and varieties of fruit that are hard to find at your local grocery store. The brick storefront and handwritten signs add the farmers market style experience and we are always impressed they have lychees, dragon fruit, and other tropical options. Pick up your usual kale and mushrooms and a few exotic finds to spice up your next meal.


  • One of NYC's favourite bakeries also has a home at Chelsea Market. The star of the show is their homemade jams paired with buttermilk biscuits, and we can't leave without grabbing a few of those fudgy no nut brownies. It's also a great breakfast spot especially if you order the eggs benedict and don't forget take a few jars of preserves and packs of cookies home to your loved ones.

Saxelby Cheesemongers

  • If you're anything like us you won't be able to resist the chance to create the perfect cheeseboard and Saxelby is sure to have all the ingredients to make it a true success. Their concentration is American farmstead cheese sourcing from over 50 local producers. They love what they do and know the story behind every wheel of cheese ensuring you'll have great quality and taste. You can even pick up collections such as the perfect grilled cheese set or a wine lover's box for creative gift ideas. Don't miss the selection of savory condiments, preserves, and artisinal crackers to create the dream cheeseboard.

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