Hell’s Kitchen Flea Market
An staple not only of the neighborhood but the city at large, the Hell’s Kitchen Flea Market is not to be missed. Whether you are interested in snacking on some great local bites or in dire need of new flannel, the Flea Market will hook you up. Table after table offers up everything from antique cameras to vintage sunglasses to customized weaponry. Patrons will also surely learn a thing or two about how to haggle by watching the pros work for a bargain in a supremely entertaining fashion.
Hell’s Kitchen Flea Market, W 39th St, New York, NY, USA, +1 (212) 243-5343
The Burrito Box
It’s remarkable that such a small-hole-in-the-wall houses such unforgettable food. Amid the Hell’s Kitchen lunch rush, you can count on Burrito Box overflowing with patrons and for good reason. As if complimentary homemade chips and salsa are not enough of a draw, their fat, loaded burritos offer a different blend of ingredients that prove quite refreshing compared to the chains we tend to frequent. Though mostly a spot for take-out, those lucky enough to snag a barstool can enjoy some good 9th Avenue people-watching while savoring every last bite.
Burrito Box, 885 9th Ave, New York, NY, USA, +1 212-489-6889
Rudy’s offers its patrons complimentary hotdogs with each drink order. Formerly a speakeasy that has since been frequented by some of New York’s most famous residents, this dive is easy to spot for its iconic pig statue, which has served as the bar’s vigilant bouncer for two decades. Rich with history, booze, and hot dogs, Rudy’s Bar is a must for tourists and New Yorkers alike.
Rudy’s Bar & Grill, 627 9th Ave, New York, NY, USA, +1 (646) 707-0890
With a beer list sent from the heavens, it’s no wonder this beer hall on 9th Avenue gets its name from Viking place of eternal rest. Beer lovers will swoon at the wall-to-wall taps, serving up the best brews for all seasons. Valhalla also takes bar food up a notch as well, with savory sliders and buffalo wings packing a unique kick. Valhalla amplifies the average bar experience by putting an emphasis on quality flavors. Beer fans from far and wide will all tell you: Valhalla is nothing short of paradise.
Valhalla, 815 9th Ave, New York, NY, USA, +1 (212) 757-2747
Those looking to indulge their sweet tooth look no further than Holey Cream. Conveniently located amid a sprawl of bars, this snack shop lets you construct a dessert of legendary proportions. First, you build your donut, complete with frosting and toppings. Then, you pile on the ice cream of your choice and smother it in whatever you like. Some may find it hard to finish even one, but this sugary delight unlike any other will have you returning in no time.
Holey Cream, 796 9th Ave, New York, NY, USA, +1 (212) 247-8400
In a stretch of Thai restaurants, Pure is without a doubt one of the surest bets. The ambience of this tiny gem has an authentic charm that is sometimes absent from many of the spots in the neighborhood. Along with their quiet, tasteful aesthetic, Pure’s number one priority is flavor and they deliver. Accessible to both the novice and even the most experienced foodie, Pure stands out among its local rivals and lives up to its namesake of pure, quality taste.
Pure Thai Cookhouse, 766 9th Avenue #2, New York, NY, USA,+1 (212) 581-0999
Island Burgers & Shakes
Island Burger‘s menu is so massive it could bring a tear to your eye, and it promises a burger to please all palates. From the most simple patty and bun combo to the most decadent indulgence, Island Burgers & Shakes can truly do no wrong for the burger lover in us all.
Island Burgers & Shakes, 766 9th Ave, New York, NY, USA, +1 (212) 307-7934