If there’s one alfresco shopping event worth braving the cold for, it’s this one. This European-style winter market boasts more than 150 local and national vendors hawking an impressive selection of handcrafted gifts, ranging from jewelry and accessories to leather goods and artwork. And with food vendors like Momofuku Milk Bar, Bar Suzette, Wafels & Dinges and No Chewing Allowed!, you could easily spend a whole day here.
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Union Square Market is definitely a highlight of the winter season. You know that the holiday season is here when you see this place pop up. Lots of nifty shops selling handmade everything! Soap, perfume, ornaments, hats, you name it! I also love the food at the market because it's very diverse and shows me places in the city that I never would have found otherwise like Taste of Persia. My friend and I went to the market the day she returned from Iran, and as fate would have it, the man who was running the stand was from Iran. Ha! Not to mention the chili was delicious! So put on your hats, gloves and scarves, and come on down to the market to get in the holiday spirit!
Food, handmade goods of all kinds & a fresh, hip vibe. Get a tasty crepe to warm you as you peruse the stalls for truly unique gifts: alpaca fuzzy hat? Check. Mexican wrestler angel tin ornaments? Check. Blinking eye optical spinner, handmade truffle oil, and diagram of B-way costumes? check, check, CHECK! Closes Christmas Eve & I'll be bummed to see it close.
My husband and I live near Union Square, so when we saw that the Holiday Market finally opened, of course we needed to make a date night out of it. It’s a lot bigger than it looks with rows and rows of vendors. Admittedly, a lot of the shops started looking the same after while. My favorite part of the market was the assortment of food options. Wanting to try as much as possible, we hit up three different food stalls for arepas, chili/mac and cheese, and lamb stew. The stew was divine especially with the addition of the garlic and mint toppings. The perfect meal for a chilly night.