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Chelsea Market in NYC

Denied by a local beer bar and restaurant that apparently doesn't serve between lunch and dinner, we found ourselves in the pouring rain with no other business out on 10th Avenue. I had completely forgotten about the Chelsea Market, looming over the border between Chelsea and the Meatpacking District. We popped inside for a quick look and, being a Saturday, joined the masses already congregating inside.

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The Chelsea Market complex is huge, covering two city blocks. It's definitely a hybrid - part indoor mall, part food court, part office complex - built within the old National Biscuit Company factory, which is over a hundred years old. I love it because it's an excellent hangout for foodies.

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What can a hungry person find at the Chelsea Market? Pretty much anything. We didn't spend too much time here because crowds kill our buzz, but on our quick tour we saw succulent lobsters, craft beer, delicious cakes and pastries, gourmet cheeses and a wonderful spice table, among many other yummy things.  And hey, if it's good enough for the Food Network (who film shows like Iron Chef America here)...

Crowded at Christmas-time: Chelsea Market, NYC

Crowded at Christmas-time: Chelsea Market, NYC

designer cakes chelsea marketVisit: Chelsea Market is open daily from 7 am until 9pm (8-8 on Sundays). Find it at 75 9th Ave between 15th and 16th streets. You can pick up the High Line here as well.

What's your favourite NYC foodie haunt?


  1. Mike 6 August, 2013 at 22:35 Reply

    I’ve never been to NYC though I will some day and I have a great love and appreciation for the city on the other coast. But, Chelsea Market is way up on the list of places I want to visit after years and years of watching the The Food Network. Your pictures are so real and amazing! Great post :)

  2. Agness 5 March, 2013 at 01:38 Reply

    Nice shots! If I were there, I would not resist the temptation of these cakes :):). Looks like a very nice and interesting market to explore.

  3. Jennifer 28 February, 2013 at 15:05 Reply

    I loved the Chelsea Market! My mom and I went after walking the High Line and those lobsters looked absolutely delicious. Lucky for us, it was a gorgeous spring day and the market wasn’t too crowded. I could have spent hours exploring all the goodies in there.

  4. Jess @UsedYorkCity 28 February, 2013 at 13:45 Reply

    Always love popping in here! They have a fabulous crepe place, that does amazing savory or sweet crepes, depending on your mood! Also known for the occasional sample sales, which fashionistas can score good deals at;-)

    • inspiringtravellers 1 March, 2013 at 16:43

      I don’t think I went to the Ferry Building but I know of it…San Fran is an amazing foodie place!

    • inspiringtravellers 28 February, 2013 at 13:25

      Hmm…not sure the name of the place but if you’re standing at the interior entrance of the craft beer place and looking out into the hall, they are straight ahead. Everyone was eating them! I was sorry I had already had lunch…

    • inspiringtravellers 27 February, 2013 at 19:57

      I think it might have been this mobbed because it was a weekend…maybe more bearable on a nice weekday morning?

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