New York’s markets are packed with treasures. From antiques to vintage clothes to gourmet food offerings... what will you find?Less
In a shining example of redevelopment and preservation, the Chelsea Market has transformed a former factory into a shopping concourse that caters to foodies. More than two dozen food vendors ply their temptations, including Mokbar (ramen with Korean accents); Takumi (mixing Japanese and Mexican ingredients); Very Fresh Noodles (hand-pulled northern Chinese noodles); Num Pang (Cambodian sandwiches); Ninth St Espresso (perfect lattes) and Doughnuttery (piping hot mini-doughnuts).
It's not all trains at Grand Central. The station also holds a 240-foot corridor lined with perfectly coiffed fresh produce and artisanal treats. Stock up on anything from crusty bread and fruit tarts to sushi, chicken pot pies, Spanish quince paste, loose-leaf tea, antipasti and roasted coffee beans. There’s even a Murray’s Cheese stall, peddling milky wonders like cave-aged Gruyère.
This beloved neighborhood farmers market is held at the southeastern corner of Fort Greene Park every Saturday, year-round. Purveyors of local and regional produce are reliably in attendance. From Hudson Valley ducks, charcuterie and wild-caught fish to organic fruits, aged cheeses and small-batch baked goods, produce follows the seasons. From September to mid-November there's also an artisan market featuring locally made art and crafts.
Every Sunday from spring through early fall, 80-odd vendors sell their wares inside a giant archway under the Manhattan Bridge. There's everything from antiques to records, vintage clothes, bouquets of flowers, quirky handicrafts and housewares, even wormwood liqueur. Snack on flavored doughnuts or a slice while contemplating if a kimono or Brooklyn print T-shirt will fit in your rucksack.
Don’t be surprised if you spot some of New York’s top chefs prodding the produce here: Union Square’s green market is arguably the city’s most famous. Whet your appetite trawling the stalls, which peddle anything and everything from upstate fruit and vegetables to artisanal breads, cheeses and cider.
Inside a brick building in the heart of the Meatpacking District is this buzzing food emporium. A raw, industrial space lit by skylights, it features a bar and over a dozen gourmet vendors slinging Korean bibimbap, poke bowls, ceviche, pizza, Japanese curry, ramen, Belgian waffles and more.
For an authentic slice of Italian-American vita (life), dive into this earthy indoor market, where banter-loving vendors flog everything from olives and cheeses to pizza al taglio (pizza by the slice) and freshly rolled cigars. There's also a bar in the centre of the market, where you can order a refreshing draft or two.
Following its successful inaugural run in 2018, the Bronx Night Market is here to stay. Every Saturday evening between May and October, the open-air event hosts more than 50 local food and drink vendors, plus live music by local acts.
Over 75 purveyors of rough-stone jewelry, scented candles, extra-strength CBD oil and art-print T-shirts assemble at this indoor market, where smooth tunes waft from the DJ deck and drip coffee fuels shoppers. This uberhip shopping experience also has two smaller locations in Manhattan which are open daily, one in SoHo, the other inside the Chelsea Market.
One of the oldest open-air shopping spots in the city, browsing this friendly, well-stocked flea market is a perfect activity for a lazy Upper West Side Sunday morning. You’ll find a little bit of everything here, including vintage and contemporary furnishings, antique maps, custom eyewear, hand-woven scarves, handmade jewelry and so much more.