Chelsea Market – For A Fine NYC Shopping Experience

12 Mar

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!

Wikipedia tells us:

“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.”

Now you know more than you ever did about the Oreo Cookie! Thanks in no small part to Chelsea Market.

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

And our local TV news station, NY1

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!

Or sushi

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!




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