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Best Markets in New York

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Fulton Stall Market

A market has existed at this site in Seaport District since 1822 and this is the fifth version of the original market. It comprises of a Daily Market Store, a Weekend Marketbar and an Outdoor Farmers Market selling local specialties and artisanal wares. Dairy farms, honey producers, orchards, wineries and cider makers from famous regions like the Finger Lakes sell their items here. Shop for brown eggs, fresh fruits, flowers, vegetables, cheeses and meats. The vendors are friendly and are always keen to help you and give the best deals. Be sure to take along a huge bag, because once you start shopping it is hard to stop.

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Dean & Deluca

While this gourmet grocery has several locations throughout the city, this beloved SoHo location is both the flagship store and the largest to date. The marketplace stocks a mouthwatering selection of cheeses, meats, seafood, imported goods, and cooking instruments alongside prepared foods like sauces, soups, and even sushi. Early morning shoppers will rejoice at the coffee station, where friendly baristas serve delicious Ninth Street Espresso, and there is also a catering station. Promising first-rate quality, Dean & DeLuca is a favorite among gourmands, who adore everything from the gorgeous displays to the great service.

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Brooklyn Flea

A trip to New York – an eclectic cityscape of vast history, heritage buildings, neck-craning skyscrapers, upbeat art and entertainment scene – comes full circle with a visit to the Brooklyn Flea. Voted as one of the top markets by Fodors and Time Out, Brooklyn Flea is a treasure of antique objects, vintage furniture, jewelry, retro clothing and artifacts. The scene is worth watching as buyers and vendors haggle over prices. Besides, there is also delectable food available to keep you going for the entire day!

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Essex Street Market

Essex Street market has been around since the 1940s, when the Lower East Side was a neighborhood teeming primarily with immigrants. But now that artists and young urban professionals have started to gentrify the neighborhood, the Essex Street Market occupies a smaller space. However, independent vendors still peddle a wide variety of ethnic foods, ranging from Kosher meat and fish to Asian staples like tea and rice, as well as Latin American and Scandinavian products.

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Union Square Greenmarket

This impressive Greenmarket has been a fixture since 1970, with farmers from nearby regions bringing their bounty to New York City residents. On greenmarket days, devoted urbanites gather in Union Square to browse and purchase the finest selection of farm goods available, including fresh fruits, vegetables and flowers. In addition to items like herbs, lettuces, apples and potatoes, there are homemade breads and pies, cider and preserves, and numerous other items (depending on the season). If you look closely, you might see a celebrity chef or two among the market's buyers.

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Chelsea Market

Created in what was once the New York Nabisco factory, Chelsea Market is a veritable paradise for food lovers. The market complex stretches an entire city block, housing an exceptional assortment of vendors between its charming brick walls. Hungry visitors rave about treats like lobster rolls, artisanal chocolates, and freshly baked pastries while others drop by to browse the latest trends at Anthropologie or stock up on their favorite reds at the Chelsea Wine Vault. Alongside trendy shops and gourmet vendors, this fascinating landmark also hosts offices for such household names as Google and the Food Network. Whether you swing by to sate your culinary cravings, shop for homewares until you drop, or enjoy some quality people watching amid mouthwatering aromas, Chelsea Market is a must-do for all Manhattan shoppers.

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Eataly NYC

Located on Fifth Avenue across from Madison Square Park, Eataly is all about the delights from the peninsula. This mega-mart of Italian cuisine has a incredible amount of comestibles to eat inside or to take home. The entire market layout is ultra clean, a bit confusing and always crowded. With several restaurants within the market, Eataly may be a little overwhelming at times. Also, you may have to wait a long time to get a table, but if you look hard enough there might be space to fit in somewhere to sample a few wines, cheeses, meats or whatever else you can think of that has a "Made in Eataly" stamp on it. Who doesn’t like the idea of being able to drink a glass of wine while you shop? Eataly NYC is great for a fun shopping and sampling experience of the Italian kind.

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Smorgasburg

Associated with the popular flea market, Brooklyn Flea, the food court of Smorgasburg includes more than 75 food vendors that bring some of the most innovative and amazing offerings into the equation like the fabled Ramen Burgers by Keizo Shimamoto or Asiandogs from Williamsburg. In operation in two locations every weekend, Saturdays on North 7th Street in Williamsburg and Sundays at the Pier 5 of Brooklyn Bridge Park, the Smorgasburg is the place to be if you're an experimental foodie!

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Artists & Fleas

If you are bored with the collection at showrooms and sophisticated boutiques, and are in search for something unique, Artists & Fleas will definitely please you. This market is a hub for rare finds created or sought by local designers and artists. More than 60 vendors entice shoppers with vintage wear, jewelry, handicrafts and other knick-knacks. A great place to witness the local scene, Artists & Fleas makes for a delightful shopping experience.

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Kalustyan's

Kalustyan's considered by many to be the best Indian deli in Manhattan, this well-known Murray Hill cooking store offers plenty of goods to make the perfect chicken tikka, curried vegetables or other Indian specialties. Choose from loads of nuts, dried fruit, bags of spices or jars of specialty items on display in the store. There is also a restaurant in the back that serves delectable and affordable Middle Eastern sandwiches.

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Hell’s Kitchen Flea Market 

Shop at one of the world’s top-rated shopping streets for antique home decor, clothing, jewelry and furniture. The crowd that comes here to shop on a normal day includes artists, art collectors and celebrities who look for a rare piece of treasure, or a black and white photograph. The stretch is, not surprisingly, very touristy, but the vendors are friendly and not really pushy. Located near Times Square, the market is open on all Saturdays and Sundays.

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Grand Central Market

Grand Central Market at Grand Central Terminal is a cluster of stalls where you will find all kinds of food. Eli Zabar's Farm to Table is where you can buy some fresh, local produce. At Murray's Cheese, there are over 250 varieties of cheese on offer. At Pescatore Seafood Co, you can buy caviar, live lobsters and prepared items. The market is open every day of the week.

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