Chelsea Market is the place to be for foodies. Inside the wood-walled indoor market, there are numerous stores containing everyones’ favorite foods. There is Lucy’s Whey, which has a generous offering of American made artisanal cheeses. They serve the best grilled cheese. The one with fig spread is my favorite. There is The Doughnuttery which makes mini donuts to order. I didn’t get any, but they looked scrumptious. Next time I’ll try the Urban Monkey, Coffee, Banana and Coconut.
Spices and Teas have almost any spice you can dream up. There are 13 types of salt and 30 varieties of homemade spice blends, such as, Fish and Seafood Spices, Moroccan Tajine Blend or the Special Red Meat . Buon Italia is Chelsea Market’s most impressive store with a tremendous assortment of imported Italian foods.
There are three bakeries and five ice cream, icicle pop and gelato possibilities. There are many local, and artisan food companies like Peoples’ Pops, The Cleaver & Co, Ronnybrook, Dickinson’s Farm Stand etc. There is even a place called Lucky Duck that serves raw food. Not only is there food, but Chelsea Market also has artists and fleas market stalls selling art, clothing, jewelry, and crafts. They also have tours for people who want to learn more about the history and purveyors.
Hours: Monday – Saturday: 7am to 9pm, Sundays: 8am to 8pm
Address: 75 9th Avenue (Between 15th and 16th Streets), New York, NY 10011