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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?

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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 🙂

My bagel from here and Blue Bottle Coffee from across the street were the perfect breakfast. If only I lived a little closer!

You had a great location then! =)

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.

They look almost too pretty to eat!

I loved the Chelsea Market, the food and the atmosphere was cool with only regular lunchtime crowds. They’ve done a really lovely job with the space.

I agree – really cool place!

I love Chelsea market! I got some yummy gelato when I visited!

Oh yum! Sorry we missed that…

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