NYC’s Best Markets: Food Markets, Flea Markets & More!
Weekends are great for wandering and sometimes nothing is more fun than spending a few hours sampling inventive foods or shopping all kinds of locally made goods in one location. That’s why we wanted to share the best of NYC’s markets:
Artists & Fleas opened permanently inside Chelsea Market in April 2014 following a series of pop-up markets designed to bring the best of independent Brooklyn art, design, fashion, vintage and more in a dynamic marketplace setting open seven days a week. More than 30 individual sellers bring their merch and wares for a daily dose of show-and-sell in an environment that is uniquely created and curated to offer an alternative to the traditional retail experience. New sellers arrive every other week making Artists & Fleas at Chelsea Market a place to consistently discover new, emerging talent and creativity. LOCATIONS IN WILLIAMSBURG & SOHO!
Get a special intro and complimentary tote bag on our guided Chelsea Market & High Line Food Tour!
Grand Bazaar NYC is the largest curated weekly market in NYC, located on the Upper West Side. Every Sunday, all year-round, indoors & outdoors, local artists, designers, and antique/vintage dealers sell one-of-a-kind and limited edition art, antique watches, vintage collectibles and fashion, handmade jewelry and furniture. Delicious artisanal edibles will ensure that you will never leave hungry. While you nab up that one-of-a-kind find and delicious eats, you will be supporting 4,000+ school children as we donate 100% of our profits to four local public schools. You’ll also be keeping NYC creative and authentic by supporting local artisans, micro-businesses, and entrepreneurs!
Farmer’s market taking place in Union Square every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Mostly produce but some food to buy and try along with flowers.
Join us on our guided Flatiron Food, History & Architecture Tour – we walk through the market, sample some goods and learn about the park’s incredible history!
Essex Street Market is New York City’s most historic public market. The market place has been around since 1888 and recently moved into a new facility which is a major upgrade from its former location across the street. The market as some of the freshest, most delicious, and most diverse food experience in New York.
The Gansevoort Market personifies old New York – offering a curated selection of locally produced goods and fare. The industrial inspired architecture brings together the history of the market while creating a modern communal space to eat, entertain and relax.
The Pennsy offers all the food and drink options you could want in ONE location. The 8,000 square foot space, located at street level right above Penn Station and next to Madison Square Garden, is surrounded by a large outdoor patio and has become home to live entertainment and events almost every lunch hour and evening.
A grand space in the historic General Electric Building lives our second permanent food hall concept. This space is stocked with 16 of New York City’s most beloved food concepts. Located at Lexington Avenue & 51st Street.
Hester Street Fair was founded in 2010 by three Lower East Side locals. This street fair is known for keeping things fresh by curating themed markets like “Lobster & Beer”, “Vintage Extravaganza” and “Ice Cream Social” fairs.
Chelsea Flea market has been around since 1976 and recently merged with Hell’s Kitchen Flea welcoming their vendors into the Chelsea location. The market is open year round Sat & Sun (9am to 7pm) and will only cost you a $1 to enter.
** If you’re looking to avoid the crowd, early entry (6:30am-9am) is available for a $5 entry fee.
Chelsea Market is a block long and a block wide and has been one of the greatest indoor food halls in the world for 15 years. It would be no mistake to say their success didn’t play a part in the increasingly popular food hall scene in NYC. They have over 35 vendors serving everything from Japanses inspired Mexican cuisine (Takumi Taco) to delicious donuts at Doughnuttery.
**Try bites from those vendors and others in Chelsea Market on our special 3-hour guided Chelsea Market & High Line Food + History Tour. The tour also includes Hudson Yards and the Vessel!
What is it: 6 million square feet of classic New York industrial architecture that has been repurposed for the economy of the future, all located on the Brooklyn waterfront. 40,000 square foot open air foot hall, beautiful views, five acres of open space, and one-of-a-kind retail experiences are just a few of the elements that attract designers, makers, and content creators to Industry City.
Food Hall: Eat your heart out Brooklyn. From Korean comfort food to Instagram-famous Avocado toasts, Industry City’s Food Hall is a delicious culinary gathering place in the center of campus. Stroll along Innovation Alley and beyond to discover other Brooklyn-based purveyors serving up local craft spirits distilled on site and some of the country’s best BBQ.
Shopping: Visit one of the oldest chocolate factories in New York, get a custom hat (or haircut) and uncover one-of-a-kind finds at ABC Home, Design Within Reach and Mitchel Gold & Bob Williams. There is also a Steven Alan pop up, Brooklyn Kitchen and more!
Join us and get a behind the scenes look at the maker’s at Industry City (such as Bee Raw Honey, Brooklyn Candle and more!) as well as guided food tastings and more on our Industry City – Brooklyn Design Center Tour!
Outdoor Markets (Spring-Summer): Fridays WTC// Saturdays in Williamsburg // Sundays in Prospect Park
Indoor Market: Sat + Sun Brooklyn Flea + Smorgasburg Winter Market
Smorgasburg is the largest weekly open-air food market in America, attracting 20,000-30,000 people to Brooklyn each weekend to eat from 100 local vendors.
2019 they launched a winter market in partnership with Brooklyn Flea making this Spring/Summer phenomenon a year round event.
Brooklyn Flea – Saturday in Industry City / Sunday in DUMBO
Hundreds of top vendors of furniture, vintage clothing, collectibles and antiques, as well as a tightly curated selection of jewelry, art, and crafts by local artisans and designers, plus delicious fresh food. Travel + Leisure, Country Living, Budget Travel, and Fodor’s have ranked the Flea one of the best markets in the U.S. and the world; and Time Out NY named the Flea one of New York’s Essential Pick-Up Spots.
A Brooklyn Beer Hall featuring food from Mighty Quinn’s BBQ, Jianbing , King David Tacos and much more!
Showcasing 40 vendors who reflect the cultural and ethnic diversity of the borough, DeKalb Market Hall is raising Brooklyn’s profile as a hub of innovative cooking and dining experiences. With the Show Kitchen, cocktail bar, and daily live programming, DeKalb Market Hall is one of the largest food and entertainment centers in New York City. Discover the latest trends in Brooklyn cuisine and revisit classics from NYC history. With a design and atmosphere that pays homage to what has always made New York City cool, DeKalb Market Hall is where the next generation of classic Brooklyn dishes are being created.
FAD stands for Fashion, art and design making this the ultimate makers and craft market. The market pops up at various vendors each season including Essex Market, City Point Brooklyn and The Invisible Dog Art Center.
This food hall features 21 eateries, 3 full bars and an epic view of the Brooklyn Bridge from their rooftop terrace. Each eatery is taste tested and approved by local experts from the Time Out Magazine staff.
Visit the Time Out Market with some guided tastings on our Brooklyn Heights, DUMBO and Brooklyn Bridge Food Tour (groups only).
A spin-off of Gotham West Market, this Fort Greene food hall offers 5 eateries featuring 2 full bars. They host weekly trivia and games nights making it the perfect places to hang with friends to try different foods and enjoy some drinks.
(Opening May 12 weekend) LIC Flea & Food is the premier weekend destination in Queens with the best selection of curated vintage, handmade designs and artisan food vendors, plus the All-Queens Beer Garden serving up local craft beer. LIC Flea & Food operates one weekend a month so check their website for date. The market has over 80 carefully curated vendors that sell items such as internationally inspired food & drink, antiques, art, furniture, fashion, jewelry, arts & crafts and much more.
The Queens International Night Market is a large, family-friendly open-air night market in Queens, featuring up to 100 independent vendors selling merchandise, art, and food and featuring small-scale cultural performances, all celebrating the rich cultural diversity and heritage of NYC and Queens. Check the website for dates.
Queens Crossing originally opened as a shopping center but their newly curated food hall has taken center stage these days. Located in Flushing, the food hall features at least 9 different food concepts in its state of the art facility.
Bronx Night Market | Fordham Plaza/ Saturdays Spring & Summer and Brooklyn Botanical Garden on Saturdays Nov-Jan
Bronx Night Market is the largest open air food centric market uptown and is the first of its kind for the borough. It’s features of 50 vendors selling food, drinks and artisan goods.
In the winter they host a pop market at NYGB as a part of the garden’s Bar Car nights. Must be 21+ over to attend.