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Chelsea Market – a foodie’s paradise!


75 9th Ave

Hungry after an evening stroll on the High Line, or simply just want a cup of coffee? Look no further than Chelsea Market, an indoor food hall that is most definitely a foodies’ paradise, and located in the old Nabisco factory, where the well known Oreo cookies were first invented. From hand-crafted ramen bowls to mouthwatering street tacos, it is likely that you will find something to satisfy your every craving!

First built in the 1890s, this building was owned by the New York Biscuit Company which formed when 8 large eastern bakeries in New York merged together. When the biscuit company vacated the space in 1958, the building was used as both office and production spaces, until the 1990s where the complex was transformed into a retail ground level with office space above.

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Within the brick walls, you’ll find mesmerizing decor, like this one right here | Photo courtesy of Monkey Puzzle Blog

Usually bustling with people today, the sand blasted brick walls and twinkle lights that illuminate the building really brings an unique ambiance to the market. Preserving some features of the old factory like the floors and some signs, this market is full of history. In the center of the market lies an artificial water fountain assembled using discarded drill bits and a large exposed pipe, which empties water into an incredibly deep well. 

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Shop till you drop in many of the little stores you can find in the market | Photo courtesy of Culture Trip

If you’d like to take a break from eating, the market offers various apparel stores that you can leisurely browse. Search for one of a kind items in Artists & Fleas, a community of ever changing local vendors selling merchandise ranging from art and photography to vintage clothing and jewelry.