Essex Street Market

Lonely Planet review

Founded in 1940, this market is the local place for produce, seafood, butcher-cut meats, cheeses, Latino grocery items, and even a barber’s shop. Although the interior is fairly bland, there are some excellent gourmet goodies here. Stop in Rainbo's for smoked fish and Saxelby Cheesemongers for artisanal cheese, smoked sausages and housemade pate. Pain d'Avignon bakes fresh breads, Boubouki whips up spinach pies and baklava, while Roni-Sue’s Chocolates spreads sweet temptations. You can also nosh on site at Shopsin's General Store, Brooklyn Taco Company and Davidovich Bakery.