Chelsea Market, New York City

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Awaken your taste buds at the Chelsea Market, where you can spend the day exploring exotic and local delicacies in the heart of the Meatpacking District. Housed in a historical biscuit factory, the market boasts over 35 vendors specializing in a variety of products, from wine and cheese to gourmet specialties. Bring out your inner foodie as you admire homemade desserts and gourmet soups, all while taking in the striking industrial architecture of the building. Stop by the artist booths to pick up a handmade piece of local art to take back as a souvenir. Use our New York City itinerary planner to visit Chelsea Market on your trip to New York City, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • August 14, 2017
    Chelsea Market located in the Chelsea neighborhood, a veritable institution in the Big Apple. It's a great culinary loft from the former factory of Oreo cookies. An elegant covered market where you will find everything: excellent fresh fish, sushi, bakeries, shops of cupcakes and cookies, high quality wines, coffees, Italian products, ethnic shops and much more.
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  • August 13, 2017
    Must for every traveler going to NYC Go in the morning to experience it clean and not crowded Nice gateway to High line walk back to Midtown Food is delicious  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    Get off the High line specifically to go to lunch in this building, we're in a particular locale, an old biscuit factory converted to market, which is significantly out of our habits, it is not very large, and contains for more places to sell and consume food, but has a section devoted to crafts stalls very very nice and unusual items, but also ... Cannon! Anyway for me is worth a visit.
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  • June 13, 2017
    Great fresh food market in heart of Manhattan's meat packing district. Crazy variety of edible options and people watching opportunities. Food on the pricey side and tourists have really caught on, making it quite dense on the weekends. Overall a highly encouraged NYC experience. Worth checking out.
  • June 14, 2017
    This place was so much fun and had so many options we had to go back twice. The first time we arrived right at lunch time and it was so packed we could barely walk around. I suggest heading here a little before or after its busiest times. There are many great options for food from around the world. Everyone in your group should be able to find something they like. It can be difficult to get a seat to eat, people are sitting on the stairs and standing at the wall to finish their meals.
  • July 4, 2017
    As a middle-aged woman I realize I'm probably the only one to say this, but I do not like Chelsea Market. Maybe because it's full of middle-aged female tourists who are there because their middle-aged girlfriends told them to go. It's a place to take your picture to prove to said girlfriends that you went. It's crowded and doesn't really have anything you can't find anywhere else. The reason for the 2 stars is because it does have a yummy taco place if you don't mind the long wait.
  • June 21, 2017
    This is basically a giant foodie/tourist trap with Office Space and high-end bakeries butchers and restaurants. If you want good food,nice meat selection and don't mind paying tourist attraction prices in New York City this is the place you want to go. It's usually very crowded but if you go in there in the morning on the weekdays when they first open you'll be able to have some room to breathe. If you come to this place looking for the bathroom there's always a line this dream ends rooms and one giant women's restroom. If you're a native New Yorker this is just something you do once to get it off your bucket list unless you live in or work in the area
  • July 1, 2017
    Celebrating it's 20th Anniversary this year, this renovated and converted manufacturing building on the edge of the Meat Packing District has been reviewed and photographed by hundreds if not thousands of people. That being said, a great time to visit (but not really shop) is in the hour before the doors get locked. It's quiet, you can take photographs, but more importantly you can soak up the history and "vibe" of this landmark building in peace.

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