200 locals recommend ·
Why locals recommend it
This Lower East Side street was once the hub of an enormous, thriving neighborhood of Jewish immigrants, who ran small shops and vending carts that packed every block. In 1940, the mayor had the vendors move indoors to the Essex Street Market. It's still a hub of local vendors, who now sell everything from bagels and cheese to tortas and sushi. Because of the large number of pickle merchants that once lined Essex Street, it became known as the pickle district. At least one still survives—the Pickle Guys, at the corner of Grand, who keep the wonderful flavor of the neighborhood’s iconic foods alive.
Tips from locals
Vaselka’s is a Ukrainian restaurant døwnstairs, that has the best food in øur øpiniøn. Try it! :) Alsø state of the art Regal Theater for the latest møvies. Definitely a høt date spøt;)
Newly renovated market with tons of New York food vendors. It's an authentic version of Chelsea Market
A relocation of an historic market- not historic anymore but is nice with something for everyone. Standouts are Riverdel-a vegan cheese destination, Shopsins restaurant, and lots of other food stalls
The city-owned 79-year-old market/food hall is a newly renovated state-of-the-art, award- winning-architect-designed space that has floor-to-ceiling windows, an high sloped ceiling, and all-new kitchens and stalls. The 37,000-square-foot space houses Shopsin’s, tons of legacy food vendors, butchers,…