A 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.

Finish Your Holiday Shopping in These Weekend Holiday Market Picks

So, it’s the last weekend before Christmas and the middle of Hanukkah. That means you probably have a lot of shopping to do. If, however, you are an A+ holiday shopper and you have bought or made all of your gifts, like yours truly, then this weekend is your opportunity

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For Food Lovers: Holly-Daze Truffles from Roni-Sue’s Chocolates

If ever there was a holiday gift for truffle lovers, it is this: Roni-Sue’s Chocolates Holly-Daze Collection! New York Chocolatier Roni-Sue uses single source chocolate from Belize and makes all her truffles by hand. This season, she is introducing a new seasonal collection of holiday-flavored bonbons, some offering just a

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10 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 my own favorite

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Holiday Market Picks December 13 & 14, 2014

I fell in love with the handmade puppets and toys from Cate & Levi Collection at the Grand Central Holiday Fair. This little Santa Puppet is made from upcycled materials, as are all their toys. These designs are sweet, clever and whimsical, and they include stuffed animals, zoo cubes, pillow

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Look for the Holiday Markets Segment on NY1 This Weekend

NY1 is airing my Weekend Feature segment about the city’s wonderful holiday markets all weekend! Check it out here. (You have to have Time Warner Cable to view it.) I want to thank these amazing vendors who partnered with me to feature their unique, handmade gift items to inspire viewers

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