New York’s Most Exciting Food Markets

New York has a really exciting and ever-changing food scene. With new and crazy food trends popping up every day all over the city, the opening of new, innovative restaurant concepts is never ending. The resurgence of classic food trends in the hippest food destinations is a powerful trend, and it leaves many of our taste buds tempted. Food markets are a major part of this dining scene Check out our favorite food markets around the city. 

Chelsea Market

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A gourmet heaven for all foodies! This urban food court installed in what used to be an Oreo factory has everything you might be looking for, from well-known bakeries to Italian food, an organic butcher that also sells hot dogs and even a super trendy restaurant: Buddakan. Our tip: do not miss the Lobster Place where you can buy and devour fantastic lobsters!


Smorgasburg in Brooklyn

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Smorgasburg is great because it can be found in two outdoor locations in Brooklyn: in Williamsburg and in the Brooklyn Park at Pier 5. Smorgasburg features the best of New York street food, meaning flavors and cuisines from all around the world. Because winter is on the way, just note that this weekend is the last one you can enjoy the beauty of Smorgasburg. November 24 will be the last day before it closes for the season.

Gotham West Market

A newly opened and unique concept in the not so exciting food scene of Hell’s Kitchen. There you’ll have the choice between eight premiere artisanal food places offering exciting local or exotic cuisines, from charcuterie to diner food or even ramen. A new venue you should definitely check out!


Broadway Bites

Broadway Bites is an ephemeral food market installed in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, at 33rd Street between Broadway and 6th Avenue. If you are in the neighborhood (and it is worth a special trip if you aren’t!), you should definitely have a look, or should we say, a bite. There you’ll find many great cabins held by some of New York’s most unique chefs and small, up and coming culinary businesses. For now, no need to go to Bushwick in Brooklyn anymore to get a pizza from Roberta’s. But be careful, this market is also closing on November 24, so there isn’t much time left for you to enjoy these delicacies.

Christmas Markets

As the Holidays season approaches, do not forget to take a tour of New York’s best Christmas markets. Whether at Columbus Circle, Union Square, or Bryant Park, you’ll find many opportunities, not only to do some early Christmas shopping, but also grab warm food and holiday drinks in a festive atmosphere.


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