Essex Street Market
New York, NY 10002
- Sun 10am-6pm, Mon-Sat 8am-7pm
Village Voice's Description
This is an indoor market featuring dozens of different vendors, including fishmongers, butchers, vegetable sellers, grocers, and a few non-food stalls, like a tailor, a barber, etc. Much like the Arthur Avenue Market, though not as large, this is an indispensable spot for foodies looking for harder-to-find goods like ethnic specialties (tripe, pork belly, yuca) or anything you need for dinner, fresh and well priced.
Tips from foursquare
Great place for Latin produce, ingredients and cheeses. -Carmen Gonzalez, Top Chef
Don't waste your time at Whole Foods. Support Essex Market!
Essex Street Market began in 1940 as part of an effort by Mayor Fiorello H. LaGuardia to find a new place for street merchants to do business.
This was one of 9 indoor markets built in the late 1930's when Mayor Laguardia banned pushcarts. Only 3 remain - this one, the Moore St Market in Williamsburg, Brooklyn & La Marqueta in East Harlem.
Historic indoor marketplace with great meat, cheese, fish, sweets, and some of our favorite food stalls in town.
Reviews and News
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