75 9th Avenue
New York, NY 10011
Chelsea Market is a marketplace located in the very hip Meatpacking District in New York City that has a variety of food vendors and little shops to create a unique shopping and eating experience. I've read about this place since I have come to the city and have been wanting to go and eat my heart out.
The market has over thirty-five unique vendors ranging from seafood havens to bakeries to Moroccan goods store. I went close to closing time and didn't get to visit all of them, but you can get a good sense just by walking through the architectural beautiful space.
The Lobster Place was the top place I wanted to visit. My boyfriend and I shared a 1 1/2 pound lobster to keep room for other eats and it was absolutely delicious. We also shared a cup of amazing clam chowder. It was ready within a few minutes of ordering and the meat was steamy and tender. They had a huge selection of fresh fish and even a sushi bar and oyster bar that I need to go back to try.
Another place I had to visit was Los Tacos No.1. The simple taco place was the only place we visited that had a long line even though they were about to close, but it went by quickly and the food was prepared within minutes. The handmade tortillas were the perfect vehicle to carry the fresh ingredients and, because seating is limited throughout the space, we scarfed them down standing up, but still throughly enjoyed them.
After walking around a bit, we started craving something sweet so we stopped by Fat Witch for some of their famous brownies. The caramel and chocolate chunk brownies were the perfect desserts.
Although this has been on my to-visit list for quite some time, I came here after an emergency trip to the Apple Store right down the street and decided to stop for a bite. I had heard that it is usually very crowded so I was glad in the end that we came during an off time. If you are visiting the city or even live here, Chelsea Market is a great place to get food or to just walk around.