NYC’s Best Markets: Food Markets, Flea Markets & More!
Updated as of May 4, 2022
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. ADDITIONAL LOCATIONS IN WILLIAMSBURG & SOHO!
Get a special intro and complimentary tote bag on our guided Chelsea Market & High Line Food Tour! The food tour is enough food for lunch + a great way to experience Chelsea Market, the High Line and we now walk to Hudson Yards!
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 they donate 100% of the profits to four local public schools. You’ll also be keeping NYC creative and authentic by supporting local artisans, micro-businesses, and entrepreneurs!
Every Sunday, year-round, 100 W 77th St., (at Columbus Ave.) Manhattan, 10am – 5pm
This famous market takes place in Union Square every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Since 1976, Greenmarket has promoted regional agriculture and ensured a continuing supply of fresh, local produce for all New Yorkers. Greenmarket supports farmers and preserves farmland for the future by providing regional farmers with opportunities to sell their fruits, vegetables and other products at our open-air farmers markets throughout New York City.
Greenmarket is a producer-only market with rigorous “grow-your-own” standards. Why is that important? Because selling directly to customers means farmers, fishers and their children can keep doing what they love and feeding growing cities. It also means you get to know who grows your food.Greenmarket’s farmers and fishers come from broad a section of the Northeast, including parts of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York and New England, providing New Yorkers with a bountiful and astoundingly diverse array of fresh foods.
Join us on our guided Flatiron Food, History & Architecture Tour – we walk through the market and learn about the park’s incredible history! $68 gets you enough food for lunch and a great way to experience Flatiron & Union Square NYC!
NOW TWO LOCATIONS!
We love Little Market NYC! Meet and buy from New York women artists and designers. Shop unique seasonal pieces and support local artists. From the founders, “The Little Market offers female artisans the opportunity to sell their handmade goods to customers. The purchase of each beautiful product allows women to earn a fair wage for their hard work so that they can support themselves and their families. We have seen that investing in women and supporting women has the power to transform communities.”
Soho: 505 Broome Street. Every day. 11am – 6pm | Noho: 637 Broadway Mon to Fri: 12pm-8pm / Sat & Sun: 11am-8pm
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.
If you’re looking to taste a lot of original new foods but also classic NYC foods by historic vendors, this is your spot! “Vendors all have an individual story and distinctive personality that add flavor and a special touch to their offerings. These are the people that give a true and genuine neighborhood feel to our historic public market.”
88 Essex Street, New York, NY 10002. (at the southeast corner of Essex & Delancey Streets)
Monday – Thursday 8AM to 8PM / Friday & Saturday 8AM to 9PM / Sunday 10AM to 6PM
Uptown Night Market. Returns May 12. Second Thursday of each month from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., 701 West 133rd Street in Harlem, uptownnightmarket.com
WHAT IS UPTOWN NIGHT MARKET? Manhattans’ largest, most celebrated foodie series is up here, right in Harlem USA. 50+ eclectic vendors representing the city’s best culinary, packaged goods, and arts & crafts offerings. Dozens of local musicians and performers from every genre. 7,000 happy guests at each event. It’s easy to see why the Uptown Night Market, in its debut season, has already become an NYC staple, setting the standard.
Chinatown Night Market. Saturday May 20 from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m., Forsyth Plaza (at the foot of the Manhattan Bridge), thinkchinatown.org/nightmarket
Summer series of art and food at the iconic gateway of the Manhattan Bridge. This new open-air cultural festival features an art installation lightbox showcasing Chinatown-focused programming alongside local street food vendors. “Chinatown Nights” is presented in partnership with Neighborhoods Now and Asian Americans for Equality (AAFE). Forsyth Plaza is located at the intersection of Forsyth & Canal St.
Urbanspace runs three markets in NYC with two on the way. This one is located in the historic General Electric building at 570 Lexington Avenue, our second Manhattan location brings diverse, modern cuisine to an iconic art deco interior. From breakfast at Little Collins to a post-work beer from Top Hops and everything in between, Urbanspace Lexington has something for every taste.
Market Hours: Monday through Friday from 8am to 8pm
Featuring a rotating selection of chef-driven artisanal food concepts, Urbanspace Vanderbilt is New York City’s original food hall. Just steps away from Grand Central and loved by locals, commuters, and adventurers alike. Our favorite food vendors in this hall are Roberta’s Pizza (a great way to try this super popular NYC pizzeria without having to go out to Bushwick, Brooklyn), Mayhem (based in NYC with tons of great craft beers), and La Palapa (Mexico City style tacos and other Mexican specialties from various regions).
Market Hours: Monday through Friday from 8am to 8pm
Hester Street Fair is now at The Seaport.
The Best Street Fair of New York City is back outdoors on Saturday, May 14, 2022 for a Classic Market that is back at last year’s location, The Seaport’s Pier 17.
Hester Street Fair is bigger than before. More of the neighborhood wanted in on the party and our fair was delighted to expand. Look forward to sitting in the new food court, explore and discover many more small businesses, and the classic vendors who shopping with have now become a part of your regular routine.
Upcoming events will be held on May 28th-29th for Memorial Day Weekend, June 11th is Girl Power, and June 25th will be the return of the beloved Pride Market. More dates are to be announced for July through October.
Hester Street Fair was founded in 2010 by three Lower East Side locals. The fair has now moved but you can visit the old site and learn more about this historic fair and area on our Private Immigrant New York Food Tour: Lower East Side, Chinatown & Little Italy.
29 West 25th Street (between Broadway and Sixth Avenue)
Under new management, the new Chelsea Flea is continuing it’s historic run (started in 1976!). Located in the shadow of the Cathedral of St. Sava, Chelsea Flea is a place where both dealers and shoppers hunt for deals and hidden treasures. Open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m year-round on weekends. 135 vendors providing Art Deco and modern items from the mid-twentieth century. Antiques, decor, art, and tons of vintage clothing.
29 West 25th St. (btw. 5th + 6th Ave.) / Every Saturday + Sunday • 8am-5pm • Rain or Shine / 50-60 Vintage + Antiques Vendors / Full Bar / Free to Enter, All Outdoors
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 Japanese inspired Mexican cuisine (Takumi Taco) to delicious and healthy tahini treats at Seed+Mill.
**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!
Always check the website for updated locations and times.
Williamsburg: OPENING IN JUNE.
Check out the market before or after you explore Williamsburg with us on our Williamsburg Bites: A Brooklyn Foodie Adventure.
Prospect Park: Sundays, 11am-6pm. Breeze Hill, enter at Lincoln.
Smorgasburg WTC: Fridays, 11am-7pm. Fulton + Church, at The Oculus.
Jersey City: Saturdays, 11am-6pm, Harborside Pl, at Hudson St. Alongside Smorgasbar beer garden.
Saturdays and Sundays in DUMBO, Brooklyn, 10am – 5pm. Under the arch!
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.
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.
Operates for special occasions — Fall Market, Early Bird Holiday Market
This food hall features over 20 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).
Fri, Sat: *11am–11pm
Christmas Eve, 12/24: 8am–6pm
Christmas Day, 12/25: Closed
New Year’s Eve 12/31: 8am–12am
New Year’s Day 1/1: regular hours of operation
* Clinton St. Baking Company is open for coffee and brunch Monday through Friday from 9am to 3pm and Saturday and Sunday from 8am to 4pm.
*Ess-a-Bagel is open everyday 8am-4pm.
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.
No opening date on their website as of May 4, 2022.
OPENING NIGHT: MAY 7! 5pm until midnight
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 | Back, starting May 28, 2022 from 1-7pm. Occurs monthly so check website for more dates.
Bronx Night Market is back at Fordham Plaza. Enjoy food and beverage vendors plus a ton of new, exciting, food-porn, delicious grub. Shop locally with a rotation of more than two dozen arts and crafts merchants at every event. Experience Uptown-based live performances and art installations on the large stage. Bronx Night Market is back – once a month. Don’t miss out.