There is a nice Italian restaurant as well as a superb array of fish and sea food (lobster and oysters anyone?) within Chelsea Market. Besides food, you'll find random things like stationary, succulents in cute little pots, kitchen supplies, or any random souvenirs while passing through the ground floor of the stripped-down brick building that used to be part of the Meatpacking District´s hustle and bustle during the time when there was still meat everywhere you looked. Just like the neighborhood itself nowadays, the contrasts - the mix of the old and the new, the refined and the rough, the luxurious and the very simple - is what define this unique place. Be sure to check it out. You can walk in on 9th Ave. between 15th and 16th street and walk out at the other end and be right at the Hudson River.
They are everywhere and hard to miss – I can´t resist snapping them every now and then. It just never gets old. Meanwhile, we headed to Union Square for another market. During the winter time, they always set up an eclectic and colorful Christmas Market. Spending time taking in the different spices and teas was my favorite part! Look at those colors!
NAMES AND NUMBERS:
– Chelsea Market | 75 9th Avenue between 15th and 16th Streets | go for great food or just wander through, taking it all in.
– Union Square | there are always markets of some sort. The usual Farmers Market is also something to look out for