Your Guide to the Best Artisan, Farmer, Food & Flea Markets

Farmers Markets

The indoor and outdoor food markets throughout New York City are at the heart of food innovation, the new go-to spots for food lovers. Imagine a sumptuous, buttery fresh lobster roll, or a brick oven pizza. Or maybe something exotic, like an authentic pupusa, a small corn tortilla filled with savory beans and cheese, or a spicy kimmchi dog. Follow up your main course with three mini-cupcakes in flavors you have probably never imagined, like lavender chocolate, maple bacon and blueberry port mascarpone. These gastronomic delights – and so many more – are made locally or regionally with the freshest ingredients available.

NYPL Releases Images of NYC’s Market Heritage: Washington Market

The New York Public Library, my favorite institution, released a wonderful collection of 180,000 digital images that can be perused and downloaded for free by the general public. If ever there was a good reason to fritter away hours of your day on the internet, this is it. I found

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Weekend Holiday Market Picks: Where To Find Gifts for Food Lovers

This is it, kids: the last shopping weekend before Christmas! Luckily for us, many of our holiday markets are open until Christmas eve. But there are some fabulous specialty markets that are only happening this weekend or into early next week. So study this list and check it twice to

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12 NYC Christmas Trees and Holiday Lights That Are Not at Rockefeller Center

I love Rockefeller Center’s gigantic Christmas tree as much as any other New Yorker. But I’ll only visit at 3AM when the crowds have subsided a bit. It is the largest tree in town, but it is far from the only one.

I am happy to share with you a dozen twinkly alternatives – or additions – to Rockefeller Center!

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A Wintery Feast from the Greenmarkets

Sometimes I like to come home and simply admire all the beautiful things I’ve found in the greenmarket before I put it all away. I love this photo from a couple of weeks ago after a visit to the Union Square Greenmarket. When I’m nostalgic for peach juice dripping down

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Weekend Holiday Market Picks for December 5 – 6, 2015

As you can see below, the holiday markets are in full swing! There are almost two dozen markets happening in addition to the wonderful ongoing events. (The ♥ indicates that these markets are fund raising events for schools.) You don’t want to miss these events! It’s also the about time

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