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

Food 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.

Hand-Foraged Wild Beach Plum Preserves – Intrigued Yet?

The beautiful blue banner and the inviting display of blue  jars drew me and James into the tent of Josephine’s Feast on a recent Saturday in Union Square. One particular jar filled with Hand-Foraged Wild Beach Plum Preserves sounded especially intriguing. Chef Laura O’Brien makes wonderful small-batch preserves and jams.

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Weekend Market Picks November 21 & 22, 2015: Thankful for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday! It’s all about the food, the gravy, the family and friends, the gravy and the food. And did I mention the pies? This year we are hosting a full dozen people! James does the cooking, I do the going to the parade and the ever-important

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Enjoy Diwali Sweets at the Bittersweet NYC Pop Up

I have not been to India yet, but I get excited about Indian food, Indian colors, and, of course, Shahrukh Khan. So when I met Chef Surbhi Sahni and her company Bittersweet NYC at the Queens County Market last year, I was very happy to taste her wonderful baked goods

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Weekend Market Picks: Enjoying Halloween and the NY Marathon

It’s a Trifecta kind of weekend in NYC: Halloween, the Marathon and the time change! Plus, we have a couple of markets outdoor markets coming to a close for the season, and our first holiday market opening! More reasons to love autumn in New York. Have a great weekend, and

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Weekend Market Picks October 24 & 25, 2015: NY Chup Small Batch Ketchup

  We’ve had artisanal mayo and mustards for ages. And now, finally, we have handmade, small batch, all natural ketchup from NY Chup! I am a huge fan of ketchup, and I am happy to report that their Classic flavor is rich, spicy and delicious. Each bottle is hand-numbered. I

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