New York has always been a city dedicated to downtown attractions, however the city also houses some of the best markets for shopping and dinning. Although some markets run year round, they really blooms up during the fall, spring and summer when the tourism rises. So keeping these things in mind, we have accumulated some of the best New York markets for a perfect shopping and dinning experience. So book your flights to New York, as these amazing markets awaits you.
1.Smorgasburg: It’s not just the stunning views of Manhattan that herald thousands of visitors every year, Smorgasburg is also the another reason. Located at the East River State Park at Kent Ave, this place is famous for fusion foods specially the most popular Ramen Burger. Dubbed “the Woodstock of Eating” by the New York Times, this is where the tourists need to head for savoring the city’s trendiest foods and flavors, from kalby tacos and bahn mi, to micro-brewed beers and waffle sundaes, or just a old fashioned hot dog – served with kimchee and seaweed.
2.Brooklyn Flea: After relishing all the food at Smorgasburg, we advice doing some shopping over at the Brooklyn Flea, held on Saturdays and Sundays in Fort Greene and DUMBO respectively. This NYC market boasts of vintage furniture, clothing, sells crafts, collectibles and more; a haven for quirky things. Show up early and select the best pieces, as the exclusive collection gets wiped out if you come late. Dedicate at least a couple of hours to simply getting lost in over 100 local vendors items. Enjoy buying vintage jewelry and antiques along with items made by local artisans, like handbags.
3.Union Square Greenmarket: If New York’s expensive food is making a hole in your pocket, jet to Union Square Greenmarket (open Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.) as it is the perfect solution for that. Famous for its local produce, wines, cheeses and other foodie staples that makes it a perfect picnic spot for anyone visiting the city. Visit this place in Autumn and grab some delicious apples.
4.Chelsea Market: Recognized as“touristy” in the guidebooks, Chelsea Market is a haven for foodies and the flavors can be mind-numbing. Considered as the number one must-see market in NYC, as one can witness over 35 vendors selling diverse food that will definitely satiate your hunger. You can pick up some baked goods, have lunch, eat sushi or just witness of some the most intriguing foods of New York. A must-see attraction for first-time visitors in New York, so be prepared and try to have at least one meal here.
5.Mad Sq. Eats & Eataly: Right in front of the popular Flatiron Building, Mad Sq. Eats is a great spot to grab lunch. You can try Korean BBQ, innovated taco, freshly-made pasta, etc. The market also boasts of wine and cheese bars, and a beer garden on the roof.
Crazy for street markets? Book your flights to New York and experience the epitome of flea markets in NYC. Shop and eat to your fullest as these markets are open all year round.