Everything you need to know about visiting Chelsea Market (75 Ninth Ave, New York, NY 10011).
The former home of the National Biscuit Company is a hot spot for foodies and shopping addicts. Primarily known for its wide-range of eateries, Chelsea Market is hands-down one of New York’s most notable food halls boasting more than 35 vendors. Whether you’ve got a hankering for a steaming-hot cup of lobster bisque, perfectly aged cheese or a strong and smooth shot of espresso, Chelsea Market has you covered. Aside from finger-lickin’ fare and sweet merchandise, the attraction offers historical charms such as the market’s iconic fountain, which was crafted using discarded drill bits and exposed pipe from the former Nabisco factory.
Mexican food lovers, rejoice! Chelsea Market is home to one of the best taco joints in the city: Los Tacos No.1. Next time you’re craving crepes, hit Bar Suzette for its French onion soup-inspired creation or opt for a sweet, Nutella and fruit-filled pancake. Seafood worshippers will go nuts inside The Lobster Place—a wholesale and retail fish market, which serves fresh and prepared meals like lobster roll and sushi. When you need to oblige your sweet tooth, hit the pint-sized Doughnuttery stand for mouth-watering bite-sized desserts. (You can watch the doughnuts come fresh off the conveyor belt and choose your own toppings.) The market also reps great restaurants like a rustic, classy spot called The Tippler.
Chelsea Market is a great grab-on-the-go spot for picking up last-minute ingredients for a meal, a Birthday gift for a friend or a smokin’ outfit for a hot date. Snatch a baguette from Amy’s Bread and stop at Chelsea Wine Vault for a bottle of vino before your next dinner party. Got dough to blow? You'll do some damage to your bank account after nabbing the bohemian and flirty wares sold at Anthropolgie. If you need to snag a quick present for your bestie, the market also houses one of the city’s best flea markets (Artists & Fleas), at which you can buy greeting cards, unique giftables as well as artwork, jewelry, vintage apparel and more.
Great eats, vintage duds and entertainment? Yeah, Chelsea Market has it all. Whether you’re interested in attending a sample sale by a coveted designer or want to check out Chelsea Nights—a live Friday night concert series—check the market’s calendar for news on upcoming performances and shopping events.
Our New York editorial team is constantly updating and reviewing the best attractions, activities and venues across the city, so that you're always in the know, with the best of New York at your fingertips. Chelsea Market was most recently updated with new tips on June 30, 2017.