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.

The Egg-bow at Le Coq Rico: Taste The Colors

During a recent trip to Paris, James and I made a reservation to eat lunch at Le Coq Rico up in Montmartre. It’s the roasted chicken restaurant by Three Michelin Star Chef Antoine Westermann. Of course it’s much more than just roasted chicken, although it is the most delicious roasted

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Weekend Market Picks September 9 & 10, 2017: Wilklow Orchards

This spring, Wilklow Orchards arrived in Union Square! They’ve been selling their incredible array of tomatoes and other fresh produce and baked goods in Brooklyn greenmarkets for decades. And now, every Monday, we can find them in Union Square. I, for one, have been gorging on their colorful and delicious

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Weekend Market Picks August 26 – 27, 2017: 97th Street Concession

Hi Everyone! I’ve taken most of August off from markets because I’ve been super busy editing some wonderful new 111 Places Guidebooks, including Queens, Baltimore, and the Twin Cities! More about those later.  In the meantime, we hit Rockaway Beach last weekend, which I haven’t visited in decades. It’s gorgeous, and almost

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EXCLUSIVE: 2017 Vendy Awards Market Vendor Nominees

    The Vendy Awards is one of my favorite events of the year not only because I get to eat amazing things, but also because it’s an opportunity for the community to recognize the incredibly talented people who sell the most delicious food out of trucks and cards —

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Weekend Market Picks July 22 & 23, 2017: Mid Summer Delights

I ran into Aixa Sobin, the amazing leather artisan I wrote about a while back. She sells her beautiful notebooks, bags, belts, and pencil rolls out on the sidewalk of Spring Street across from Balthazar Bakery (location, location, location). I carry a small notebook I got from her, and it’s

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