Chelsea Market is an urban food hall nestled quietly into Manhattan’s Meatpacking District. It is often described as a “neighborhood market with a global perspective”. The Market is home to more than 35 diverse food stalls serving everything from a morning coffee and croissant to a an afternoon lobster roll and chowder. Hungry locals and international visitors flock to Chelsea Market daily making Chelsea Market one of New York City’s most visited attractions. Of course we love all the stands at the market, but today we are spotlighting a few of our favorites. Go for breakfast, stay for lunch, and hey, why not throw in dinner too!
– Ninth Street Espresso –
Ninth Street Espresso is the perfect place to start any visit to Chelsea Market. They have exquisitely set the standard for coffee bars in Manhattan since 2001. The menu is short and to the point. No frappe-o-le-double-black-mega-light-skim-chai-nonfat-with-the-whip-macchiato type of orders here. Think espresso with milk. Simple and done right.
– Seed + Mill –
Seed + Mill is a recent and welcome addition to Chelsea Market. The name basically says it all. The seeds they are referring to are sesame and they use a mill to create a rich tahini paste. Tahini is popular in Israeli and Middle Eastern cuisines. Much like hummus made a big boom a couple years back, we see a tahini takeover in the near future. So what’s the star at Seed + Mill? Halva. Halva is a tahini-based cake that they prepare in 18 different and equally delicious flavor combinations (although we are biassed for the chocolate option). If you are looking for something sweet and unique, this is the place to go.
– The Lobster Place –
The Lobster Place is an institution at Chelsea Market. They are the largest retail seafood market on the east coast. This allows them to provide their customers with the freshest selection and largest variety of fresh seafood and shellfish. But they are more than just a market. You can buy your own lobster and sea urchin to take home and cook on your own- or, you can dine at The Lobster Place. In our opinion, the latter is the best option. Let the experts prepare your lobster roll and enjoy.
– Dickson’s Farmstand –
What The Lobster Place does for seafood, Dickson’s does for meat. They have a wide variety of artisanal and locally sourced meat products all processed in house. What sets them apart from the competition is where their meat comes from. All the meat they offer is humanely-raised on a small-scale in three family owned sustainable farms not too far from the city. Dickson’s knows the story behind each animal, each farm and each farmer. They are setting a new standard in the industry for delicious meat grown and prepared in a more humane way. Stop by Dickson’s for a meal you can feel good about. We recommend the hot dogs or the salami and arugula sandwich!