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The Best Food Markets in New York City

Shopping for groceries for your Holiday dinner? Looking for an interesting snack? From the selection to the quality, food markets are every foodie’s dream and shouldn’t be overlooked when exploring New York City’s diverse cuisine. Here are some of the best food markets in New York City.

Eataly – 200 5th Ave
Mario Batali brings a little of Italy to NYC with Eataly. You can get Italian staples such as pasta, olive oil and sauces here but if you are not in the mood to cook you can also pick up a pizza for lunch, a whole roasted chicken (which is probably one of the best in NYC) for dinner or a fruit tart for dessert.

Chelsea Market – 75 9th Ave
Chelsea Market has just about everything that you can possibly crave, including roast beef sandwiches, shrimp cocktail, Australian meat pies, gelato, etc.– to name a few. Chelsea Market is definitely a must visit for any foodie.

All Good Things – 102 Franklin St
All Good Things is sort of like a mini version of the Chelsea Market located in Tribeca. All Good Things serves fresh meats, seafood and cheese alongside shops such as Blue Marble Ice Cream and Orwasher’s Bakery.

Union Square Farmers Market
The Union Square Farmers Market is one of the largest farmers markets in New York City and you can pick up some of the freshest fruits and vegetables from the local farmers. You can also shop for artisan breads, cheeses, pies, pickles and so much more!

Dean and Deluca – 560 Broadway
Dean and Deluca is always stocked with interesting, hard to find ingredients and it is perfect for a foodie brainstorming for their next meal. While shopping you’ll notice that Dean and Deluca also sells tasty treats and they make a great espresso.

Zabars – 2245 Broadway
Zabars is a gourmet food market in the Upper West Side with a great selection of cheese and fresh pastries. Zabars also offers a Kosher food selection. In the UWS store, you’ll find that the second floor sells all sorts of kitchen gadgets to make any home cook’s life easier.

Essex Street Market – 120 Essex St
The Essex Street Market in the Lower East Side has changed a lot over the years but there still are some familiar faces like Roni- Sue’s Chocolate alongside newer shops like the Japanese vegan stand, Ni Japanese Delicacies.

Citarella – 424 6th Ave
Citarella is a specialty market that sells only the highest quality meats, seafood, cheeses etc. They also have delicious pastries such as their chocolate chip scone.

Steamed Lobster from Chelsea Market