Chelsea Market is to New York City as Reading Market is to Philadelphia. If you enjoy food, then it’s the place to go. The market is located in the Meatpacking District (MePa) just across the street from Google’s New York offices. On the floors above the market you will find EMI Music Publishing, MLB.com, the Oxygen Network, and, most fittingly, The Food Network. And just above Chelsea Market, on the 10th Avenue side, is New York’s elevated park, the High Line.
The market is housed in what was the former factory of the National Biscuit Company. It’s the same building where the Oreo cookie, yes, THE Oreo cookie was invented and produced. Nowadays, the ground floor is home to a vast array of unique shops and eateries, from Amy’s Bread to The Lobster Place. Morimoto has even got a restaurant there. It’s a great place to walk around and explore. Just be sure to bring your appetite and enough money to spend.
We did get to try a few of the eateries out, including the Korean ramen joint, Mokbar, and the chocolate chip cookies from Eleni’s. She even found her favorite juice, cold pressed Fuji Apple Juice from Red Jacket Orchards, in the refrigerator of a random shop. We ended up buying most of their stock. Nothing better than cold apple juice on a hot New York day.
75 9th Ave
New York, NY 10011