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. Find out how to plan New York City trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.
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  • Overwhelmed with the amount of places and food choice - you can buy different type of products or eat there and try many different type of food from all over the world. There is also plenty of souveni...  more »
  • Old factory of the famous OREO cookies, transformed into a gastronomic Centre and shops with handmade appeal or of local products. The gastronomic part is the big lure. From pizza to seafood, Chinese, Mexican and French cuisine. Has something for everyone. The stores are discount stores, so don't go expecting that is equal to an outlet. For wine lovers, there is a store with a very large variety, with wines to a demanding public. Worth the visit.
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  • Maybe I'm just a jaded New Yorker, but I've never really understood the appeal of this place. It's always insanely overcrowded and the food stalls have almost no seating, and there are too few bathroo...  more »
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  • Chelsea Market is one of my most often visited spots in NYC. You can find just about anything you're in the mood for. Fresh seafood, Italian, Thai, chocolate, sweets, bar baked goods and my favorite... authentic Mexican tacos. (Tacos #1) note if you turn and look for the seafood place through the alleyways behind the tacos you'll come to a majestic find. Full bar Mexican seafood restaurant. Chelsea Market used to be the old Nabisco factory, and it retains throughout the building remnants of its history. Old piping, furnaces and ovens. Keep an eye for the clock in the center court and on weekends you might find live music performances at night. Chelsea Market is a must for anyone visiting NYC. Stop by it's wine cellar, buy a bottle of wine (they'll lend you an opener) buy assorted cheeses, find a place to sit and enjoy an indoors picnic.
  • This place is a culinary dream! The restaurants are so much fun to try. You can also shop for fresh and rare food items. Food Network is here and sometimes they have cool events going on outside. PLUS, the shops house many independent businesses (which I LOVE) who sell their crafts which are amazing. There's even been a few pop up sample sales! Whether you live in the city or you're just visiting, this place is a must.
  • Okay this place is so much fun the environment is really cool. Lots of great restaurants and places where you can test food out. Really liked the hot sauce tasting bar definitely buying a few of the ones I tried. Couldn't even decide on where to eat but grabbed a few different things I will definitely be back going to rate those places individually.
  • Go hungry. There's a ton of food to try. Kind of hard to find your way into the market, but once you're there, you'll find food everywhere. There's a lot of history here, scattered around are pictures, old brand logos, old fixtures and bits of wall, it's apparently where Nabisco started (National Biscuit Company). A quick treat you should try are these fantastic mini donuts from the Doughnuttery. They have pretty complex flavors for such tiny donuts. There's also this cool section called Artists & Fleas that has a lot of really amazing/beautiful items for sale. It's expensive, but beautiful and you're paying artists to create these wonderful works, so it's worth it. Would be a great spot to get a special gift for someone.
  • One of my favourite places in New York. I might be biased because whenever I visit a town in Europe (where I'm from), I love to visit its market. The cheese shop downstairs does toasted gourmet cheese sandwiches, great for a quick breakfast. Don't miss out on sampling spicy sauces while there. Stop by the seafood market for your quick oyster fix!

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