• Karen Seiger

Weekend Market Picks July 4 & 5, 2015: Classic Clam Chowder For The Holiday Weekend

Delicious Clam Chowder with Fried Onions at Coney Smorgasburg


Happy 4th of July! I love this holiday because it means summertime is in full swing! Plus I love hot dogs!

Bon Chovie Co-Owner Renae Holland


Go eat a couple of Nathan’s Famous hot dogs (or 61 if you’re Joey Chestnut!), and then walk around the corner to Bon Chovie at Coney Smorgasburg for some fantastic, all-American clam chowder!

I was there for the opening of the Art Walls, and the crowd was literally buzzing about this clam chowder. While I was chatting with Bon Chovie’s Renae Holland, several people came up to her to say, “Somebody just told me I have to try your clam chowder!”

I promise you, it lives up to its hype. It’s smooth and creamy, with chewy bits of clam and a mild and comforting flavor. It is also topped with a sprinkle of deep fried onions, which add a perfect bit of texture. So even though it’s summertime, grab a cup of it because it’s delicious. And then go cool off with a cold Mermaid Pilsener at the Freak Bar, or just jump in the ocean!

And don’t miss the Farmer Strawberry Shortcake Eating Contest at the Union Square Greenmarket at noon! (Shortcake provided by our friends at Sycamore Farm!)

Happy July 4th! Enjoy and eat too much like true Americans!

Weekend Market Picks

Saturday, July 4th, 2015

Fulton Stall Market: This farmer and food market in South Street Seaport is also hosting some of the July 4th celebrations! Festivities begin at 1PM, 207A Front Street, Seaport, Manhattan

LIC Flea Night Market: All Queens Beer Garden, food & flea vendors – one subway stop from Grand Central! 12PM – 10:30PM, 5-25 46th Avenue, Long Island City, Queens

Union Square Greenmarket: Strawberry Shortcake Eating Contest at noon! 8AM – 6PM, North and West sides of Union Square, Manhattan

Saturday & Sunday, July 4th & 5th, 2015

Chelsea Flea Market: This is the perfect weekend to snag New York’s best treasures at this classic flea market! 9AM – 6PM, West 25th Street between Broadway and Sixth Avenue, Manhattan

Chelsea Market: Grab everything you need for a July 4th picnic in this fabulous food emporium! And don’t miss Artists & Fleas at the 10th Avenue entrance! Open 7 days a week, 75 9th Avenue, Manhattan

Coney Smorgasburg: Great art and great food at the seashore! 11AM – 8PM, 1320 Bowery Street, Coney Island, Brooklyn

Nolita Market / St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral Market: Wonderful handmade artisan jewelry, fashion and accessories, all right out on the sidewalk! 11AM – 6PM, Prince Street between Mulberry & Mott Streets, Manhattan

Riis Park Beach Bazaar: More beachside fun – food, artisans, live music and dancing this weekend! 11AM – Dark, Gateway National Recreation Area, 157 Rockaway Beach Blvd, Queens

St. Anthony’s Market: Stroll through this sidewalk artisan and flea market on the shady sidewalks along Houston Street! 10AM – Dusk, Houston Street between Thompson and Macdougal Streets, Manhattan

Opening  Thursday, July 9th: Gallery La La’s LES Indoor Summer Market!

~Karen Seiger, Markets of New York City

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