Essex Street Market
Market, Farmer's Market, Grocery Store
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- Essex Street Market began in 1940 as part of an effort by Mayor Fiorello H. LaGuardia to find a new place for street merchants to do business.
- Don't waste your time at Whole Foods. Support Essex Market!
- Great place for Latin produce, ingredients and cheeses. -Carmen Gonzalez, Top Chef
- Historic indoor marketplace with great meat, cheese, fish, sweets, and some of our favorite food stalls in town.
- This was one of 9 indoor markets built in the late 1930's when Mayor Laguardia banned pushcarts. Only 3 remain - this one, the Moore St Market in Williamsburg, Brooklyn & La Marqueta in East Harlem.
- Boubouki, the Greek stall, has this unassuming yellow cake with fresh pears, dusted with confectioner's sugar. It's may not look sexy but you're really missing out if you don't try a slice.
- This is the kind of market that Whole Foods wants to be but fails. Amazing place!
- Brooklyn taco in the back is really good for quick cheap bite.
- OG in the world of supermarkets
- Great shops for variety of things from gelato, to smoked fish to the finest heritage beef/pork!
- The cheese, bread, and meat here are some of the best in the city. The produce is pretty good but dirt cheap.
- Beware of the adorable 4 and 1/2 year old helping Grandma sell cookies for the Lower East Side Girls Club. She is cute and you will buy! Cookies are only $1. Buy more than you can eat.
- Fish sandwiches are cheap and delicious. $5 or under! Go to the counter behind the fish w/ the baked goods.
- Rainbo's Fish Market has amazing Fish Tacos
- Wonderful vendor choices with plenty of specialties!
- Great spot for cheap groceries in the LES
- An amazing market with affordable (and good) produce and small artisan shops/food stands. And Bostonians, they have a Formaggio Kitchen here!
- Here youll find merchants selling fresh fruits and veggies, ethnic delicacies and more. Essex Street specializes in Latin produce and imports, including banana leaves, yucca, herbs, seafood and meat.
- Japanese deli.
- Big market. Try it!