Chelsea Market

Top choice market in West Village, Chelsea & Meatpacking District

In a shining example of redevelopment and preservation, the Chelsea Market has transformed a former factory into a shopping concourse that caters to foodies. More than two dozen food vendors ply their temptations, including Mokbar (ramen with Korean accents), Takumi Taco (mixing Japanese and Mexican ingredients), Tuck Shop (Aussie-style savory pies), Bar Suzette (crepes), Num Pang (Cambodian sandwiches), Ninth St Espresso (perfect lattes), Doughnuttery (piping hot mini-doughnuts) and L'Arte de Gelato (rich ice cream).

Also worth visiting is one of the market's long-time tenants The Lobster Place (overstuffed lobster rolls and killer sushi). Once you've gotten your fill make sure to check out Imports from Marrakesh (specializing in Moroccan art and design), Artists and Fleas (small market chock-o-block with local artists selling their wares, open 10am to 9pm Monday to Saturday and until 8pm Sunday) and Bowery Kitchen Supply (a dizzying array of cooking odds and ends).