The Filling Station
If you plan to spend some time exploring the Chelsea Market (and you should), make your first stop The Filling Station. They sell beautiful, tasty and unusually-flavored salts, oils and vinegars, as well as craft beer in unique jars that you can sip on while wandering the market. Bring your jar back to reclaim your deposit, or keep it for only $2.
Dickson’s Farmstand Meats
Pair your beer from The Filling Station with a delicious sandwich from Dickson’s Farmstand Meats, where you can order lunch or pick up premium meats to bring home for dinner. The meat counter is a delight for cooking fans, with everything from beautiful cuts to rotisserie chickens and even whole pig heads.
For those in constant search of gluten-free options, be sure to visit Friedman’s Lunch, voted one of the best gluten-free restaurants in the city. Here, you’ll find classic lunch staples such as soup, salad, sandwiches and burgers. Seating can be limited during the lunch rush, so pick up something on the go and continue to explore.
Bar Suzette offers delectable crêpes, both savory and sweet, with prices ranging from $5 – $12. They even come in grab and go packages if seating is unavailable.
The Lobster Place
While in the Northeast, it would be a shame to miss out on the legendary lobster. Have no fear, The Lobster Place is here. The Chelsea Market may not be next to a lighthouse on the ocean but that doesn’t mean you can’t order a fresh lobster roll or grab a ‘picnic box’ to go and enjoy your lunch outside on the Highline. The selection is fantastic and the prices are reasonable. Check out the ‘Clambake Menu’ and the ‘Seafood Sampler Kits’, which include everything you need to create your own seafood feast at home.
When it’s time for dessert, you’ll be faced with a tough choice as there are several incredible bakeries in the Chelsea Market. Head over to Doughnuttery to get your fill of tasty, made-to-order treats. Doughnuttery offers a variety of sugar and sauce dipping options to top off your treat just so. Pick up a DIY kit to make your own Doughnuttery-style creations at home.
Gourmet Grocery Stores
The Chelsea Market also contains several gourmet grocery stores in which you can buy the ingredients you need to make a five-star meal at home. Buon Italia is a deceptively large Italian market selling the likes of pizza dough and fresh pasta, both local and imported.
Buon Italia, Chelsea Market, 75 9th Avenue, New York, NY, USA +1 212 633 9090
Manhattan Fruit Exchange
Manhattan Fruit Exchange sells some of the most unique ingredients you’ll find in the city in one convenient location. From sea beans, canary melons and kohlrabi to baby pineapple, chayote and rambutan, you will certainly find a dynamic selection of exotic delights.
Chelsea Market Baskets
If you’re looking to bring gifts back for your loved ones then look no further than Chelsea Market Baskets. With a large assortment of foods, candies and beverages, you can create a unique and unforgettable gift. They even have unique New York City-themed items to round out your gift basket.
For those who wish to recreate the experience of the Chelsea Market every day, stop by the Chelsea Market Retail Kiosk for a cookbook containing all your favorite Chelsea Market recipes to recreate at home. All proceeds go to Charity Water and New York City-based Wellness in the Schools.