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Chelsea Market, a must-see place in New York

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A visit to New York means discovering unique and atypical places. Chelsea Market is one of them.

I recommend that you stop by this place!

What is Chelsea Market?

Chelsea Market is literally an Urban Food Court with around 40 small businesses. You can buy food to go, visit the stores, and it’s  one of the best spots in the city to eat. You’ll find almost everything for lunch, Maine’s lobsters, Italians raviolis, cupcakes, pastrami…

It’s also an office building for several companies like Google, TV Channels (Oxygen Network, Food Network), MLB.com, EMI Music Publishing and New York City Local.

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What’s the history of Chelsea Market?

Since 1890, the building has been the headquarters of NABISCO (NAtional BIScuit COmpany).  The restoration works ended in 2005.

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The factory produced the famous Oreos and Mallomar biscuits.

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In the 90’s, the ground floor of the building has been modified while maintaining its industrial structure.

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What kind of businesses will you find in Chelsea Market?

There are several stores, restaurants and small shops selling almost everything you can imagine.

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If you want to see them all, you can visit the official website here: www.chelseamarket.com

I’ll just show you the most interesting stores:
- Amy’s Bread Bakery: That’s the perfect place for a breakfast or lunch. I'll give you more information in this NYCTT article.

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- The Lobster Place: It’s one of my travel tips to eat lobster at a good price in New York. Well, that’s what Diane shared with the NYCTT Community here.

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- L’Arte del Gelato: If you need to cool down or if you like ice cream, you must have one at this gelateria. Visit its website here.

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- Fat Witch Bakery: They prepare delicious cupcakes, and I believe the best brownies in New York (website).

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- Ronnybrook Farm Dairy: It’s a real Milk Bar, they sell ice cream, milkshakes, yogurts, butter, milk… everything is made from a 100% organic food (website).

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- Buon Italia: You’ll have the impression of being in Italy in this small shop. I recommend that you purchase pasta, cheese, sauces… (website).

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There are a lot of other stores to see in Chelsea Market, but I don't know all of them.

Among others, you will find: Hale & Hearty Soups, Buddakan, Morimoto, Posman Books, Chelsea Market Baskets, Manhattan Fruit Exchange, Chelsea Wine Vault, Eleni’s New York, Ruthy’s, Ninth Street Espresso, The Cleaver Co./The Green Table, Anthropologie, Friedman’s Lunch, Chelsea Thai, Bowery Kitchen Supply, Sarabeth’s Kitchen, Jacques Torres Chocolatier, The Filling Station, The Nut Box, Lucy’s Whey, One Lucky Duck, Tacombi, Bar Suzette, Tuck Shop, Gramercy Flowers, Dickson’s Farmstand Meats, Posman Books and The Tippler.

If you want more information, there’s a map on the internet. If you discover another place, don’t hesitate to share your experience with us as Diane did 😉

What’s the best of Chelsea Market?

In my opinion, the best thing to do is to go to Chelsea Market at lunchtime.

After a walk thru Greenwich Village in the morning, you can visit the Meatpacking District, go for a walk on the High Line and take a break in Chelsea Market.

In the winter time, the market is warm and cool in the summertime.

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Chelsea Market is also interesting thanks to its structure and style. There are a lot of pictures on the wall, statues, fountains…. A pleasant walk is waiting for you in the market.

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When is Chelsea Market open?

Chelsea Market opens every day from 7.00 am to 10.00 pm, on Sundays from 8.00am to 9.00 pm.

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Where is Chelsea Market in New York?

The market is located in between Chelsea and the Meatpacking District, between 15th and 16th Streets, from 9th and 11th Streets.

Address: 75 9th Avenue, New York, NY 10011
Website: http://chelseamarket.com/

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