Chelsea Market
Chelsea Market
4.5
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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About
Chelsea Market is a world-famous food hall in the heart of New York City's Meatpacking District. Commonly featured in walking and food tours, the market has an array of dining options that draw both locals and travelers. Set aside a couple of hours to conquer the corridors of this sprawling indoor marketplace. Many travelers load up on fresh produce, prime cuts of meat, artisanal cheeses, and even imported Italian dry goods. For more elbow room, visit either early in the morning or late in the afternoon. Plus, keep a lookout for delicious free samples and the quaint bookstore on site. – Tripadvisor
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Neighbourhood: Chelsea
Home to hundreds of art galleries, beautiful brownstones, and one of New York’s newest and most popular attractions, Chelsea is one of the city’s jewels when it comes to neighbourhood life. The contemporary art scene is an integral part of the neighbourhood’s identity, with gallery openings almost every night of the week and countless exhibits to explore. As a longtime hub of gay culture in New York City, it’s also a diverse district with a vibrant nightlife scene. The opening of the High Line, an abandoned elevated train track transformed into a world-class pedestrian park, gave this neighbourhood new life as a tourist destination. The High Line provides visitors with a tranquil, elevated space with incomparable views, providing an unparalleled way to experience the city.
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  • 14th St / 8th Ave • 5 min walk
  • 8th Ave • 6 min walk
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  • FarmBoyYorkshire
    159 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth a Visit for the Architectural History Alone
    Lovely architecture / renovation - worth it just to see the building... and that's free. It was worth getting inside for an hour or so just to get out of the heat and humidity! After that you can spend as much or as little as you want in the plentiful shops and restaurants. Did buy a few bits and pieces and got a drink from a cafe. but that was it, wasn't an expensive trip. Walked down from Hudsons Yard via the High Line to get there - recommend that route as it was a pleasant stroll
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 25 July 2023
  • LS_GoingPlaces
    Greensboro, North Carolina224 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Food Selections
    Every kind of food imaginable offered here. We enjoyed delicious Taiwanese noodle soup and a beer. Lots of options for even the pickiest of eaters. And there's a nice outdoor space available to sit and take your time eating while people watching, The building itself is also amazing to look at. Some may say it's a tourist trap but see it for what it is - a beautiful building full of food options.
    Visited August 2023
    Written 6 August 2023
  • etzi00
    Athens, Greece198 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a wonderful world
    What a wonderful place. Full of little shops, ( most of the staff they sell is from china) cozy, young colorful people full of life and joy . Dozens of places to eat. Exorbitant prices even for new York. I loved it.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 15 August 2023
  • Justin W
    Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey5,393 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great tour of the Chelsea Market
    The Chelsea Market continues to change everytime that I go there. We went for a tour of the market with my class at NYU and it had changed as well as was the same market I first visited in 2002. It has the most interesting set of restaurants that continue to change. Some of the original restaurants are still there but the biggest problem is that they are so expensive. It is such a festive place and the decorations were really nice. The unusual fountain is still there and the Christmas lights in a arch keeps the market festive. It was fun to walk around and the place was packed. I wondered through the rows of places to eat and I settled on Sarabeth's Bakery which I had been to uptown restaurants and they were always good. The tuna sandwich I had was top notch. It was fun seeing the changes and what is available. It is a great place to visit when you are visiting Manhattan.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled on business
    Written 1 September 2023
  • Onmyway T
    London, United Kingdom262 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Awesome place on a sunny day - Stroll to Hudson River
    Lucky I researched thia place in London. Otherwise, I would not have found it. A splendid dining and spot to chill and buy souvenirs. Liked it so much that I bought a Chelsea Market umbrella as a souvenir. Good stroll to the Hudson River too, and in the Meat Packing District with high end shops.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 7 September 2023
  • Sherry S
    Lincoln, Nebraska50 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Whatever Food You Want!
    I would have enjoyed the experience more if it hadn't been so packed w/ people, but that's what I get for going at lunch time on a holiday week-end! We had Taiwanese Beef Noodles at a Noodle Place and they were reasonably priced, and the serving was too generous to finish. My daughter and I could have split it. So many markets from pastries to desserts, plus gift shops. I'm glad we went!
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 20 September 2023
  • Dimitris L
    Sydney, Australia49,858 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Exciting Chelsea Market
    Chelsea Market is an exciting place to go. We visited and spent several hours just walking and looking around and having fun! There many shops of all descriptions, from meat shops, to grocery shops, fresh produce, and the all important "tourist" type of shops! And of course there are food shops, restaurants and bars! We walked the High Line and at the end of it walked straight into Chelsea Market. Not to be missed on any visit to the city!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 4 October 2023
  • aavct90
    Simsbury, Connecticut274 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Never Gets Old
    I love this market - there are a million food options. Asian, tahini soft serve, sweet like fudge, italian, burgers...I could keep going. Everything is high quality and I think the prices are quite reasonable given the location. They also have some fun clothing and grocery shopping if you want to bring something home. I think this is a must do if vacationing in NYC.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 22 October 2023
  • deanwebb2016
    Brisbane, Australia329 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oyster shooters
    Nice historic building, worth a visit by tourists, as an add on to taking a walk along the High Line. Good option for Brekky or lunch. Easily accessible via the subway and a very short walk to the High Line. The oyster bar had a good selection of seafood, and we went the oyster shooters. Very good, particularly the Tequila based one. A nice pick me up before the long walk ahead.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 1 November 2023
  • Adventure Diva
    Manchester, Connecticut2,621 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Where the Oreo cookie was invented and produced
    This former Nabisco factory complex invented and produced the famed Oreo cookie . The old building was gutted out in the 90s and transformed into a market that is alive and well. It can get crowded quickly so try to go on the off hours when they open in the morning or after lunch.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 15 November 2023
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Stacey C
Lincoln, UK33 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
I was advised to visit Chelsea Market due to the variety of foods on offer. We went to check it out, it was absolutely heaving, nowhere to sit or barely stand to eat any of the food if you bought something, queues were massive. We managed to find a table in a restaurant, and ordered some chips as the menu was mostly vegetarian/vegan I believe. I don’t know if we just went during a very busy period but it was so difficult to enjoy the experience.
Written 21 February 2020
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jane a
London, UK508 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
We were staying nearby so visited a few times.
Friday lunch was rammed so don’t recommend visiting then but over the weekend was much quieter,
Had a nice reasonably priced lunch.
Only annoying thing was I purchased a few canvas bags and a mug as presents. The sealed mug when I got home was defective. Annoying. 😒
Written 28 February 2020
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MKSSA
Chantilly, VA274 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
The Chelsea Market is an indoor collection of restaurants and boutique stores. It was very crowded when we were there, and most of the restaurants were pretty tiny with no seating or small seating areas. We meandered through some interesting shops, but generally they didn't carry any different items than stores in other places. This is a popular place, so others must have a different opinion, but I would say it is only worth visiting if you're already in Chelsea.
Written 9 March 2020
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The Swiss Nomad
Lugano, Switzerland3,514 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
During our stay in NY, we visited Chelsea market three times.
The market has several restaurants, coffee shops, bakeries, grocery stores, tacquerias and everything else you could wish for;if I had to be under quarantine, that would be the ideal spot not to die of hunger!
We tried several foods and loved them all, prices were competitive and the atmosphere was definitely cordial and joyful.
There was though a dearth of tables or benches for people who wanted to take the food away, but we found a stone structure next to a well and enjoyed our drinks there.
Written 17 March 2020
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vagabondginger
Alicante, Spain1,246 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
Unfortunately with our visiting Little Island & walking the High Line up to Hudson Yards we just did not have the time needed to truly absorb the Chelsea Market plus we had just had a big breakfast before starting out that day. Just walking thru as a foodie I know I could have truly appreciated this place with more time and I will put it on my radar to do a food grazing the next time I am in the city. It is a huge food hall and marketplace and it does draw millions of visitors annually, not only tourists but local foodies as well. So if you can spare the time and have the empty stomach by all means do it right. Or shop to give great gifts.
Written 30 October 2021
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Mary T
Buenos Aires, Argentina2,935 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
We just strolled through after lunch on a Sunday to get to know the place. They did. great job of repurposing this old factory and have deliberately conserved the old-factory look. Instead of making this look like a sterile modern mall, things are a little dark and many of the old fixtures remain. Food is a big theme, but there are lots of shops selling things like chocolate, ethnic groceries, gifts, clothes, one sells just hot sauces!, etc. There were LOTS of people of all ages on a Sunday in the early afternoon, many lining up to get lunch from their favorite stands. Whether you buy anything or not, this is a very DIFFERENT shopping center experience and I would recommend you check it out!
Written 21 November 2021
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dustythoughts
Manchester, CT2,148 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
I absolutely love wandering around in the Chelsea Market. It has a wide variety of food options - everything I've eaten here has been fantastic. There are also a lot of shops selling various non-edible items (books, handmade artwork, etc.). Everything here supports the local community, which is great. It's a busy market, so there's a lot to see and to do, and the lights and music really enrich the experience. I'd recommend walking through the market to soak everything in, and once you're hungry, choose from one of the many amazing local restaurants.
Written 20 May 2020
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Tom J
London, UK1,698 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
Plenty of food options and little shops dotted around the market.

Can be easily accessed from the high line just down the steps.

We visited at around 1pm and it was very busy so I would avoid going the at lunchtime if your not keen on crowds
Written 22 July 2022
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Suzannah B
7 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
We ate at BIG TINGS the jerk chicken bowl , macaroni cheese was beautiful as was the service. Really recommend 10/10

However we ate at the Thai place AYADA tonight and the red curry was not good, service was appalling and £100 for 2 bowls of stuff floating around in bowls, sausage appetiser (this was ok) and a chicken satay was a rip off and am really annoyed I did the British thing and left a tip. Avoid avoid avoid.
Written 3 June 2024
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Ccari01
New Jersey2,247 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Couples
It is always a pleasure to visit Chelsea Market . The shops and the food reflect the very essence of New York City-exciting,diverse,eclectic.I was impressed by the charming seating set up along the front and the back of the market. We had Maine lobster rolls for lunch in a private outdoor booth.We had our favorite gelato for dessert inside the market. Majority of the people wore masks and were social distancing.
Written 25 August 2021
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