Lucy’s Whey

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Lucy’s Whey
Photograph: Courtesy Alyse Whitney

The experience at Lucy’s Whey varies on what neighborhood you’re in. At the teeny-tiny Chelsea Market outpost, there are enough tourists crowded around the small case waiting for samples or an oversize—and totally worth the wait—pressed grilled cheese to give you a heart attack. But at the spacious Upper East Side location, you can chat with cheesemongers about its 100-plus cheeses—from familiar Manchegos and Goudas to the exclusive washed-rind, bark-wrapped Heinennellie hand-delivered from Vulto Creamery upstate—and pick up other cheese-plate favorites like assorted charcuterie, crackers and spreads. Attached is a farm-to-table restaurant that has seasonal fare plus staples like mac n cheese and chicken liver mousse, and a quick sandwich station for those looking for something on-the-go. If you do have time to stick around, it also has events like cider-pairing dinners and cheese classes, or you can bring the party to you with custom cheese platters.

Venue name: Lucy’s Whey
Address: Chelsea Market
425 W 15th St
New York
Cross street: between Ninth and Tenth Aves
Opening hours: Mon–Sat 10am–9pm; Sun 10am–8pm
Transport: Subway: A, C, E to 14th St; L to Eighth Ave
Price: AmEx, MC, V
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