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NYC’s Best Markets: Food Markets, Flea Markets & More!

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NYC is 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:


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Market 57 at Pier 57 is located within Hudson River Park. 15 food vendors run by chefs and entrepreneurs with a focus on minority and women owned businesses. Curated under the guidance and mentorship of The James Beard Foundation. SEE IT ON OUR CHELSEA MARKET, HIGH LINE & HUDSON YARDS FOOD TOUR!


Urban Hawker: iconic Singapore flavors by culinary entrepreneurs from UNESCO-certified Hawker Centres In Singapore: Malay, Peranakan, Chinese, Indian, and many more.

Curated by KF Seetoh, founder of the World Street Food Congress and Makansutra, Urban Hawker is an authentic Singapore street food center located in the heart of New York City. It is the first of its kind in the United States to feature stalls from the UNESCO hawker centers of Singapore. 17 vendors total, representing essential cuisines like Malay, Peranakan, Chinese, Indian, Southeast Asian, Asian-style Western favorites, and many more shine at Urban Hawker.

135 West 50th Street, New York, NY 10020

Hours: Mon – Sat: 10am–10pm / Sun: 10am–9pm


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Artists & Fleas: Chelsea Market & Williamsburg

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 ARTISTS & FLEAS LOCATION IN WILLIAMSBURG!


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Grand Bazaar

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!



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Union Square Greenmarket

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! $78 gets you enough food for lunch and a great way to experience Flatiron & Union Square NYC!


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Little Market NYC

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.”

Noho: 637 Broadway Mon to Fri: 12pm-8pm / Sat & Sun: 11am-8pm


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Essex Street Market

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



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Canal Street Market – located at the edge of Soho and Chinatown.

Located at 265 Canal Street, this eclectic marketplace offers a modern twist on the traditional bazaar experience, attracting locals and tourists alike with its diverse array of vendors and immersive atmosphere. At Canal Street Market, visitors can explore a dynamic mix of shops, eateries, and pop-up events, all housed within a beautifully renovated historic building. Among the standout vendors at Canal Street Market is Nom Wah Kuai, renowned for its mouthwatering dumplings and delectable dim sum offerings. Other favorites include Boba Guys, serving up refreshing bubble tea concoctions, and Davey’s Ice Cream, known for its creamy, handcrafted frozen treats.

In addition to its culinary delights, Canal Street Market also features a curated selection of boutiques and artisanal shops, offering everything from fashion and accessories to home decor and unique gifts. Visitors can browse through racks of stylish clothing at brands like Flying Solo and Mahps, or peruse handmade jewelry and accessories at MeMe Antenna. Whether you’re seeking a culinary adventure, a shopping spree, or simply a vibrant place to soak in the energy of the city, Canal Street Market offers an unforgettable experience that captures the essence of New York City’s cultural melting pot.


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Uptown Night Market. Returns April 11, 2024!Starting 4 pm. 701 W 133rd St.

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. SIGN THE PETITION TO BRING IT BACK! Forsyth Plaza (at the foot of the Manhattan Bridge),


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URBANSPACE Food Hall at 570 Lexington

Market Hours: Monday through Friday from 7am to 8pm

UrbanSpace NYC is a renowned curator of vibrant food markets and retail spaces that showcase a diverse array of culinary and artisanal offerings. Founded in 1972, UrbanSpace has become synonymous with innovative urban experiences that bring together local vendors, creators, and communities in dynamic settings throughout New York City.

At the heart of UrbanSpace’s mission is a commitment to fostering connections and celebrating the creativity and entrepreneurial spirit of its vendors. Each location curated by UrbanSpace offers a carefully curated selection of food and beverage options, along with unique retail offerings, creating immersive environments that appeal to both locals and visitors alike.

One of UrbanSpace’s notable locations is situated at 570 Lexington Avenue, in the bustling Midtown East neighborhood of Manhattan. This prime location places it within close proximity to iconic landmarks such as Grand Central Terminal and Rockefeller Center.

Among the standout vendors at UrbanSpace 570 Lexington are popular eateries such as Roberta’s, known for its mouthwatering Neapolitan-style pizzas, and Bolivian Llama Party, which offers a unique twist on South American street food classics. Other favorites include Two Forks, serving up hearty, slow-cooked meats, and Bubble Bros, specializing in refreshing bubble tea creations.

In addition to its culinary offerings, UrbanSpace 570 Lexington also features a rotating lineup of pop-up shops and artisanal vendors, providing visitors with the opportunity to discover unique gifts, accessories, and home decor items from local creators and designers.


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URBANSPACE Food Hall @ Vanderbilt (near Grand Central)

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


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Chelsea Flea

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



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Chelsea Market

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! AND, tour guests receive a complimentary pour at Bronx Brewery Hudson Yards after the tour!




We are giving this it’s own section because there are several markets and fairs that have opened in this gorgeous and historic part of NYC.


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Hester Street Fair 

Hester Street Fair was founded in 2010 by three Lower East Side locals. The fair has now moved to the South Street Seaport! Check the website for dates and vendors as it’s always changing.

The Hester Street Fair traces its roots back to the Lower East Side of Manhattan, where it originally began in 2010. Inspired by the vibrant history and diverse culture of the neighborhood, the fair quickly gained popularity for its eclectic mix of local artisans, food vendors, and live entertainment. Over the years, it became a beloved community gathering spot, embodying the spirit of entrepreneurship and creativity that defines New York City.

In its current iteration at the South Street Seaport, the Hester Street Fair continues to thrive, albeit in a new setting. Situated against the backdrop of historic cobblestone streets and waterfront views, the fair maintains its commitment to showcasing the best of New York’s artisanal and culinary scene. Visitors can explore a curated selection of vendors offering everything from handmade crafts to gourmet bites, all while soaking in the unique atmosphere of this iconic location. The Hester Street Fair at the South Street Seaport remains a must-visit destination, bridging the past and present of New York City’s vibrant cultural landscape.


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Jean Georges Tin BuildingMonday – Sunday, 8am – 10pm

The Tin Building by Jean-Georges is a culinary destination situated within the historic Tin Building at Pier 17 in the South Street Seaport district of New York City. This iconic waterfront location has been reimagined as a vibrant food hall, offering an eclectic mix of dining options curated by acclaimed chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten.

At The Tin Building, visitors can indulge in a diverse array of culinary delights from a handpicked selection of vendors, each showcasing their unique specialties and flavors. Some of the most popular vendors include:

  1. Jean-Georges’ own offerings: The renowned chef’s presence brings his signature blend of contemporary cuisine and global influences to the forefront. Expect innovative dishes crafted with seasonal, locally sourced ingredients.
  2. Karakatta: This vendor serves up authentic Japanese ramen bowls, brimming with rich broths, tender noodles, and an array of savory toppings. Perfect for warming up on chilly days or satisfying a craving for comfort food.
  3. The Market Hall: Offering a curated selection of gourmet provisions, artisanal cheeses, freshly baked bread, and other culinary delights, The Market Hall is a go-to spot for food enthusiasts looking to stock up on high-quality ingredients and specialty products.
  4. Shuko Pizza: Experience a taste of Italy with Shuko Pizza’s artisanal pies, featuring thin, crispy crusts and a variety of inventive toppings. Whether you prefer classic Margherita or bold, modern creations, there’s something to please every palate.
  5. Kotti Berliner Doner Kebab: Transport your taste buds to the streets of Berlin with Kotti’s flavorful doner kebabs, packed with tender meat, fresh vegetables, and zesty sauces. A satisfying option for those seeking a taste of international street food.


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Fulton Stall Market – 91 South St., bet. Fulton & John Sts., New York, NY 10038 | Indoor Market Hours: Monday – Saturday 11:30 AM to 5:00 PM, year round | Outdoor Market: Saturday 11:30 AM to 5:00 PM Fulton St. at South St., May through Thanksgiving.

Non-profit indoor/outdoor farmers market offering locally grown and produced, healthy and affordable fresh food to the Seaport and Lower Manhattan community and a direct sales outlet for over 100 NY region family farmers and small-batch food producers. We have been serving the Seaport community since 2015.

Located in the historic South Street Seaport district of Lower Manhattan, the Fulton Stall Market stands as a beacon of culinary heritage and community connection. What sets Fulton Stall Market apart is its deep-rooted commitment to showcasing locally sourced, sustainable goods and produce, embodying the ethos of farm-to-table living in the heart of New York City. With a rich tapestry of vendors offering everything from fresh fruits and vegetables to artisanal cheeses and handcrafted goods, the market serves as a vibrant gathering place where farmers, producers, and consumers come together to celebrate the bounty of the region.

Beyond its role as a marketplace, Fulton Stall Market serves as a hub for education and advocacy, offering a range of programs and initiatives that promote food sustainability, environmental stewardship, and community engagement. From cooking demonstrations and workshops to educational tours and events, the market fosters a deeper understanding of the interconnectedness of food systems and the importance of supporting local farmers and producers. With its picturesque waterfront setting, historic surroundings, and unwavering dedication to promoting local food culture, Fulton Stall Market stands as a shining example of how a market can serve not only as a place to shop and dine but also as a catalyst for positive change within the community.


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Bronx Arthur Avenue Market

Since October, 1940, this Bronx market has been a fixture along Belmont’s main thoroughfare in the beloved Little Italy district. Deeply rooted in Italian traditions, the market is enveloped in a range of aromas from freshly cut capicola to the tobacco from hand-rolled cigars. Come to Italy without leaving the city. Vendors include cigar-makers, butchers, cheesemongers, fresh greengrocers, a beer hall, and a new pizzeria, Arthur Avenue Market is a Bronx secret just waiting to be explored.


La Marqueta in East Harlem – find updated hours of opening here

In 1936, Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia opened the Park Avenue Retail Market, which was previously an informal East Harlem gathering place for pushcart vendors and other merchants. From the 1930s to the 1950s, the area became home to Puerto Rican, Dominican, Cuban, and Mexican immigrants, transforming East Harlem into the vibrant Spanish Harlem, or El Barrio—and the Market into “La Marqueta.” Today, La Marqueta’s rich blend of community, culture, and cuisine continues to thrive in what has become one of the largest Latinx neighborhoods in New York City.


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Grand Central Market – find a list of shops and restaurants that are inside Grand Central Terminal here.

Grand Central Terminal (known to New Yorkers simply as Grand Central) was originally constructed by the New York Central Railroad and opened to the public on February 2, 1913. Throughout its history, Grand Central has served as a vital transportation hub, connecting New York City with destinations throughout the Northeast. It played a crucial role in the development of rail travel in the United States and became an iconic symbol of the city.

Over the years, Grand Central has undergone several renovations and restorations to preserve its architectural beauty and historical significance. Today, it stands as one of New York City’s most beloved landmarks, welcoming millions of visitors each year to admire its grandeur, explore its shops and restaurants, and experience the hustle and bustle of daily life in the Big Apple.




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Industry City

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!


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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.


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Brooklyn Flea

Always check the website for dates and times in winter.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.




DeKalb Market Brooklyn

DeKalb Market

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.


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Time Out Market in DUMBO

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.


Gotham Market at the Ashland

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.  



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Tangram Food Hall in Flushing! Check out this great article in Grub Street – What to Eat at Flushing’s New Tangram Food Hall: Caviar canapés, corn dogs, and the world’s biggest spring rolls, to start.


LIC + Astoria Flea & Food

No opening date on their website as of March 2023.


Queens Night Market

Queens Night Market

Sneek peaks April 15 and 22, 2023. Check the website for other dates.

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

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.