Discover the Best New York Food Markets
If you are lucky enough to find them, the New York food markets are the perfect way to spend a day sampling some of the best food in the city. Whether you are a fussy eater, a wine connoisseur, a bargain hunter or an out-and-out food lover, the city’s unlimited selection of food markets will have you covered. Our travel expert Paddy is a frequent visitor of NYC – here are his 5 absolute best New York food markets.
Chelsea Market is an indoor urban food court and shopping mall, located in the Chelsea neighbourhood known as the Meatpacking District. Take a stroll around and admire the beautiful interior décor which features a magical fairy lights display in the heart of the market.
Open 7 days a week, this is the ideal spot in New York to meet a few friends with many areas to sit and people-watch while enjoying your food. Head to Num Pang for a mouth-watering pulled pork sandwich, before satisfying your sweet tooth with a donut from Doughnuttery.
Gotham West Market
Gotham West Market is situated in the popular dining location of Hell’s Kitchen in Manhattan. The first of its kind, this market opens both day and night with premiere artisan wholesalers and restaurants.
This glamorous market offers commercial dining areas to chow down on the market’s diverse choice of food. Try Spanish, Mexican, Japanese or American cuisine – with eight unique wholesalers under one roof, this food hall has something for every palate.
Union Square Greenmarket
If you love the buzz of an outdoor market, then you will love Union Square Greenmarket. This market boasts well organised, joyful traders that offer a great variety of seasonal produce, at reasonable prices, such as fresh fruits and vegetables to award-winning farmstead cheeses.
If you want to try something new there are plenty of speciality foods to try like fresh rabbit or bison. Open 4 days a week from eight to six in the evening.
McCarren Park Farmers Market
Located at McCarran Park in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, this market opens on Saturdays, rain or shine. McCarren Park Farmers Market is a great place to take the kids as there is plenty for space for them to run around.
Give your Saturday morning a kick start with a freshly brewed coffee from Urban Rustic cafe, for which the perfect accompaniment is a fresh pastry from Bakers Bounty. This market gives visitors a real feel of the diverse and laid-back community that exists in Brooklyn, New York.
If you want to enjoy food from all over the world, look no further than Smorgasburg – one of the absolute best New York food markets. This seasonal market, known as a ‘Flea Food’ market, is a definite must for foodies. Situated at Prospect Park, Brooklyn, you will be rewarded with amazing views of Manhattan from the picnic benches scattered throughout the area.
Sample baked goods, honey, maple syrup, jams and wines as you make your way through one of the best food markets in New York. If you are lucky enough to be out on a hot summers day we recommend you try the ice-cream at The Good Batch. There is nothing quite like it!