8 NYC Markets to Visit for Great Food

1. Smorgasburg

Outdoors; Saturday, Williamsburg, East River State Park; Sunday, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 5, 304 Furman Street; http://www.smorgasburg.com

Perfect for a Brooklyn weekend of wandering, Smorgasburg is a spin off of the Brooklyn Flea Market and is the largest gathering of food vendors in NYC.

2. Chelsea Market

Indoors; 75 9th Avenue (Between 15th & 16 Streets); http://www.chelseamarket.com

Chelsea Market has a little bit of everything; sample sales, shopping, fresh seafood, spices, and lots of desserts.

3. Plaza Food Hall

Indoors; The Plaza Hotel, Fifth Avenue at Central Park South; http://www.theplazany.com/dining/foodhall

For a bite a little less formal in Midtown, stop at The Plaza Food Hall. Located in the basement of The Plaza Hotel I love stopping in for some build your own frozen yogurt and a Luke’s Lobster roll.

4. Gansevoort Market

Indoors; 52 Gansevoort Street; http://www.gansmarket.com

If you are looking for somewhere to stop after wandering down the High Line head to the Gansevoort Market for a macaron or crepe.

5. Hester Street Fair

Outdoors; Corner of Hester and Essex Streets; http://www.hesterstreetfair.com

A little street market in the Lower East Side, it is great place for a bite to eat and people watching the crowds.

6. Union Square Greenmarket

Outdoors; North and West sides of Union Square Park; http://www.grownyc.org/greenmarket/manhattan-union-square-m

My favorite thing to get here is a hot cider and a few cider donuts from the local farmer’s stands when they are in season.

7. Gotham West Market

Indoors; 600 11th Avenue (between 44th and 45th); http://gothamwestmarket.com

All the way on the 11th Avenue the best part of Gotham Market is sitting at the bar on the street set up looking into the market.

8. 57th Street Greenmarket

Outdoors; Ninth Ave between 57th & 56th Streets; http://www.grownyc.org/greenmarket/manhattan/57th-street-sa

Only open two days a week this is my local neighborhood market. They always have great desserts and pies!