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A Culinary Tour Of NYC's Chelsea Market
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A Culinary Tour Of NYC's Chelsea Market

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Updated: 29 November 2016
Hosting over five million visitors each year, Chelsea Market is a cherished indoor shopping center with over 30 artisan food shops. A popular destination for locals and tourists alike, the market also hosts events year-round, including art exhibitions, concerts and pop-up shops. It may be difficult to know where to start, so we profile some of the best venues in this NYC gem.
Merlot Salt at The Filling Station | Image Courtesy of Jess Dwyer
Merlot Salt at The Filling Station | Image Courtesy of Jess Dwyer

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.

The Filling Station, Chelsea Market, 75 9th Avenue, New York, NY, USA +1 212 989 3868

Dickson's Farmstand Meats | Image Courtesy of Jess Dwyer
Dickson’s Farmstand Meats | Image Courtesy of Jess Dwyer

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.

Dickson’s Farmstand Meats, Chelsea Market, 75 9th Avenue, New York, NY, USA +1 212 242 2630

Lunchtime Bites at Cull & Pistol | Image Courtesy of Jess Dwyer
Lunchtime Bites at Cull & Pistol | Image Courtesy of Jess Dwyer

Friedman’s Lunch

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.

Friedman’s Lunch, Chelsea Market, 75 9th Avenue, New York, NY, USA +1 212 929 7100

Spices at Spices & Tease | Image Courtesy of Jess Dwyer
Spices at Spices & Tease | Image Courtesy of Jess Dwyer

Bar Suzette

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.

Bar Suzette, Chelsea Market, 425 West 15th Street, New York, NY, USA +1 917 207 7552

The Lobster Place | Image Courtesy of Jess Dwyer
The Lobster Place | Image Courtesy of Jess Dwyer

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.

The Lobster Place, Chelsea Market, 75 9th Avenue, New York, NY, USA +1 212 255 5672

Doughnuttery

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.

Doughnuttery, Chelsea Market, 425 West 15th Street, New York, NY, USA +1 212 633 4359

Buon Italia | Image Courtesy of Jess Dwyer
Buon Italia | Image Courtesy of Jess Dwyer

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 | Image Courtesy of Jess Dwyer
Manhattan Fruit Exchange | Image Courtesy of Jess Dwyer

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.

Manhattan Fruit Exchange, Chelsea Market, 448 West 16th Street, New York, NY, USA +1 212 989 2444

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.

Chelsea Market Baskets, Chelsea Market, 75 9th Avenue, New York, NY, USA +1 212 727 1111

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Chelsea Market Cookbook | Image Courtesy of Jess Dwyer
Chelsea Market Cookbook | Image Courtesy of Jess Dwyer

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.