New York City Foodie Spots

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Eating your way through New York just got even easier…now you can visit these amazing culinary markets and let you food selection indecisiveness run a muck! The titles may vary – food hall, food market, dining concourse – but the concept is the same…lots and lots of amazing miniature restaurants shoved into one area.

These are my favorite New York City foodie spots. Let the dining adventure begin…

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Gansevoort Market
52 Gansevoort Street, NYC, NY 10014
Open daily from 8am – 9pm

Beginning in 1884 as a “Farmer’s” Market, Gansevoort is now a blend of locally produced goods and food in an industrial Meatpacking District setting. It is a bit smaller than the other markets and can get quite busy as it is near the exit of the High Line however the food is definitely worth the trip! Make sure to try a crepe from “Crepe Sucre!”

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Chelsea Market
75 9th Avenue (Between 15th and 16 Streets), New York, NY 10011
Mon – Sat 7am – 9pm and Sun 8am – 8pm

Chelsea Market is an entire block long and a block wide and just a short walk from the Hudson River in the Meatpacking District. It has more than thirty-five vendors purveying everything from soup to nuts, wine to coffee, cheese to cheesecake. And it has become quite the attraction so expect some large crowds. Avoid the peak lunch and dinner hours for a little more elbow room.

Also, make sure to try some tacos at “Los Tacos No. 1”, pick up some super fresh seafood at “The Lobster Place,” and for any healthy foodies out there “Beyond Sushi” has delicious vegan sushi.

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Todd English’s Food Hall at The Plaza
1 West 59th Street, New York, NY 10019
Daily 10am – 10pm

Higher up on the fancy scale is Chef Todd English’s Food Hall. I fell in love with his fabulous cooking skills at his restaurant “Olives” in Las Vegas and now I visit all of his restaurants when traveling. The Hall has a delicious International food selection and you get to wander around the famous Plaza Hotel as well. Win-Win! The “Tartinery” was one of my fav spots there.

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Grand Central Dining Concourse
89 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10017
Mon-Thurs: 6:30am to 11pm, Fri-Sat: 7:00am to 9:00pm, Sun 11:00am to 6:00pm

Below the hustle and bustle of Grand Central is the lower Dining Concourse area. With a casual indoor setting it resembles an upgraded mall food court. Still, the food is great and it is very convenient to grab a bite prior to catching your train. If you have time to wait in line give “Shake Shack” a try…delis!

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Madison Square Eats
Located between 24th and 25th Streets at the intersection of 5th Ave and Broadway
This venue is seasonal so check website for current availability
2015 schedule includes a spring installment from May 1st – 28th, and a fall installment from September 4th – October 1st

Mad. Sq. Eats is a pop-up food market in the heart of the Flatiron District. Delicious local restaurants and chefs pack into this public outdoor space to bring your taste buds the most delicious flavors. I had to refrain from going here daily. Really. If “Takumi Tacos” or “Red Hook Lobster Pound” are available please check them out!

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Eataly
200 Fifth Avenue, NY, NY 10010
Caffe Lavazza Opens Daily at 8am, Eataly NYC Market Opens Daily at 10am

The Eataly Marketplace doubles as an Italian market and eatery with the slogan, “We cook what we sell, and we sell what we cook.” Each restaurant has a counter where you can watch the chef in action. I couldn’t get enough of the delicious veggies at “Le Verdure” or the fish at “Il Pesce.”

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Smorgasburg
Saturdays in Williamsburg – 90 Kent Ave (at N 7th St)
Sundays in Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 5
Open weekends April – November 11am-6pm

Smorgasburg features packaged and prepared foods and beverages from 75-100 local vendors. It is open rain or shine and is a great weekend Brooklyn destination. There is a ton to choose from but be sure to try some very creative nachos from “El Gato Nacho.” #nomnomnom

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Bryant Park Winter Village
Bryant Park is situated behind the New York Public Library between 40th and 42nd Streets & Fifth and Sixth Avenues
This venue is seasonal so check website for current availability

While spring, summer and fall are great seasons to enjoy your lunch picnic style at this beautiful park, winter actually offers the most foodie options. The Bryant Park Winter Village has lots of pop up shops and restaurants to warm you up after a round of ice skating.

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High Line Food
Gansevoort Street to West 34th Street, between 10th and 12th Avenues
Dec 1 to Mar 31: 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Apr 1 to May 31: 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM
June 1 to Sept 30: 7:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Oct 1 to Nov 30: 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM

The High Line is a public park built on a historic freight rail line elevated above the streets on Manhattan’s West Side. There is a small selection of foodie stops along the line and a couple permanent restaurants waterside. All food is located closer to the Gansevoort Street side. The handmade ice pops from “People’s Pops” are super yummy! Warning: This is a very crowded tourist area so anticipate large crowds in any weather.

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Have you tried any of these awesome food spots? Have any NYC foodie spots that I missed? Please let me know in the comments below.

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