Essex Street Market

Market, Farmer's Market, Grocery Store
120 Essex St (at Delancey St.)
New York, NY 10002
(212) 312-3603


  • 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!

Nearby places

108 Rivington St (btw Essex & Ludlow St)
379 Grand Street (at Norfolk St)
126 Rivington St (btwn Essex & Norfolk)