Whether you are a local or a tourist, you MUST visit Chelsea Market! The shops are great, the food is great, the architecture is great, the neighborhood is great – in fact, I can’t think of anything bad!
The building used to be The National Biscuit Company (Nabisco) – where the Oreo Cookie was invented. I’d say that’s a dang good beginning!
“Nabisco’s colophon, a diagonal ellipse with a series of antenna-like lines protruding from the top, forms the base of its logo and can be seen imprinted on Oreo wafers in addition to Nabisco product boxes and literature. It has been claimed in company promotional material to be an early European symbol for quality; it may be derived from a medieval Italian printer’s mark that represented “the triumph of the moral and good over the evil and worldly.”
There are lots of small stores within the building
In addition to stores on the ground floor, on higher floors live The Food Network studios
Whenever I am there, I hope to see Pat Kiernan, NY1’s morning anchorman – Hubby and I get a kick out of him.
But, I digress. Here is a shot of the main, long hallway through the building on the ground floor
Here is a shop that sells cupcakes
And here’s the bakery of one of the bread stores
You can get a crepe made to order
with Nutella – YUM!
most likely, NOT with Nutella 🙂
Not to mention, fresh produce, seafood, wine, Italian goods, flowers and apparel shops
Then, if you’d like some great outdoors, you can just step outside to explore the cobblestone streets in the neighborhood
the Meat Packing District
or the wonderful High Line
All New York City treasures – free for the visual taking!