The best markets in New York are excellent for picking up some great souvenirs, delicious local food, and one-of-a-kind gifts. While the city has some of the world’s largest shopping malls, most New Yorkers love supporting local artisans, home bakers, entrepreneurs, and farmers.

    These markets are found throughout New York’s famous boroughs, such as The Bronx, Brooklyn, and Manhattan. Our guide covers the best places to go shopping like a local in New York, from iconic venues like central markets to neighbourhood favorites like retail markets and market halls in Brooklyn.


    Chelsea Market

    A world-famous market in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District

    Chelsea Market is one of the most popular markets in New York City. You can find it in Lower Manhattan’s Meatpacking District, just east of Pier 57 at Hudson River Park. Featuring dozens of shops and restaurants, this market is a must-see for anyone visiting New York.

    Start your day at its flea market, where you can find everything from unique visual art to vintage clothing. Once you’re ready for a bite, head over to the food hall to find more than 35 vendors selling dishes from all over the world. If you’re visiting the Chelsea Market in winter, make sure to stop by its vacation pop-up market to browse unique gifts made by local artisans.

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    Location: 75 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011, USA

    Open: Monday–Saturday from 7 am to 2 am, Sunday from 8 am to 10 pm

    Phone: +1 212-652-2111


    Essex Market

    A century-old indoor public market

    The Essex Market is a quaint indoor complex on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, at the corner of Delancey Street and Essex Street. This century-old market has a diverse range of local vendors, offering virtually everything from freshly cut flowers and gourmet groceries to local brews and delicious meals.

    Stock up for a picnic with snacks from Luna Brothers Fruit Plaza and artisanal cheese from Valley Shepherd Creamery, or grab a brew from Top Hops and Italian stuffed rice balls from Arancini Bros. If you have extra time, join one of Essex Market’s cooking classes or enjoy a guided excursion led by Turnstile Tours.

    Location: 88 Essex St, New York, NY 10002, USA

    Open: Monday–Thursday from 8 am to 8 pm, Friday–Saturday from 8 am to 9 pm, Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm


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    La Marqueta

    A lively market with a family-friendly atmosphere

    La Marqueta is a vibrant public market in the East Harlem part of New York City. Foodies often come here for the energetic atmosphere and diverse food options. Standouts include Patisserie Vanessa, a bakery known for its high-quality French pastries, and Sprinkle Splash Sweet Shoppe, a Puerto Rican bakery specializing in flan, tembleque, and quesito (cream cheese-filled pastry).

    La Marqueta is only a 10-minute walk northeast of Central Park. You can stock up on delicious treats at the market before enjoying them by Harlem Meer, the park’s northernmost lake.

    Location: 1590 Park Ave, New York, NY 10029, USA

    Open: Tuesday–Wednesday from 9 am to 6 pm, Thursday–Saturday from 10 am to 7 pm, Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm (closed on Mondays)

    Phone: +1 212-534-4900


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    Grand Central Market

    An ornate market adjacent to Grand Central’s famous concourse

    The Grand Central Market is known for its upscale and European-style atmosphere. This indoor shopping venue is just a few steps from Grand Central Terminal’s main concourse before you reach the Lexington Avenue exit.

    The Grand Central Market is home to 13 vendors that specialize in decadent treats and fine cuisine from all over the world. Standouts include Berlin Currywurst, Eggslut, and G&B Coffee. Conveniently situated for the city’s commuters, it’s a great place to stock up on fresh produce, meat, seafood, and vegetables, or purchase gifts like artisanal chocolates and unique spices.

    Location: 89 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10017, USA

    Open: Monday–Friday from 8 am to 7 pm, Saturday–Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm


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    Arthur Avenue Retail Market

    A quintessential market featuring Italian cuisine

    Arthur Avenue Retail Market is an authentic Italian market in New York City. It’s in the heart of The Bronx’s popular Little Italy neighbourhood, just a half-mile south of Fordham University.

    The market hosts several local vendors specializing in fresh pasta, homemade ciabatta bread, sharp provolone cheese, Italian coffee, and delicious bakery items. It’s no wonder this market is known for offering some of the best Italian dishes in the city. You can also find a floral store and cigar shop inside the Arthur Avenue Retail Market.

    Location: 2344 Arthur Ave, Bronx, NY 10458, USA

    Open: Monday–Saturday from 8 am to 6 pm, Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm

    Phone: +1 718-220-0346


    Union Square Greenmarket

    A bustling outdoor farmers’ market

    Union Square Greenmarket is one of the largest farmers’ markets in New York City. Open year-round, it offers an incredibly large selection of products from up to 150 regional farmers, bakers, and fishers.

    Besides local fruits and vegetables, you can also vendors selling fresh-cut flowers and plants, homemade pickles, jellies, syrups, and freshly baked bread. Make sure to stop by the market’s information booth to catch daily cooking demonstrations. Book signings usually take place on Saturdays from May to November – you might get to meet your favorite author while shopping at this popular New York market.

    Location: Union Square W &, E 17th St, New York, NY 10003, USA

    Open: Monday from 8 am to 6 pm, Wednesday from 8 am to 6 pm, Friday–Saturday from 8 am to 6 pm (closed on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays)

    Phone: +1 212-788-7900


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    Grand Bazaar NYC

    A weekly year-round flea market

    Grand Bazaar NYC is the largest flea market in New York City. This Sunday-only market is in the Upper West Side of Manhattan, about 2 blocks away from Central Park on W 77th Street. It’s a great place to shop local and enjoy some of New York’s best street food while wandering through rows of knick-knacks and hidden treasures.

    The Grand Bazaar NYC offers one of the most unique and diverse shopping experiences in the U.S.. Over 200 vendors come together to sell one-of-a-kind gifts, ranging from home decor, furniture, and vintage artwork to antiques, vinyl records, and handmade crafts.

    Location: 100 W 77th St, New York, NY 10024, USA

    Open: Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm (closed Monday–Saturday)

    Phone: +1 212-239-3025


    DeKalb Market Hall

    A vibrant food market with over 30 local vendors

    DeKalb Market Hall is one of the largest food markets in Brooklyn. It's conveniently located between the Hoyt Street and DeKalb Avenue subway stations, a few steps away from Fort Greene Park.

    The food market hosts over 30 vendors offering an extensive variety of dishes, ranging from Argentinian and French to Japanese and Polish. It has a lively atmosphere and bright lights, making it an excellent spot to meet up with friends in New York. If you’re looking for a great deal, head to the Understudy speakeasy between 3 pm and 7 pm for happy hour.

    Location: 445 Albee Square W, Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA

    Open: Daily from 11 am to 9 pm

    Phone: +1 929-359-6555


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    Moore Street Market

    An East Williamsburg community market

    Moore Street Market is an iconic place to shop in Brooklyn’s East Williamsburg. It’s located between the J and L subway lines on the corner of Moore Street and Humboldt Street.

    Famous for its authentic Latin food and beloved local businesses, this market is the epitome of a community gathering place. It’s a great place to sample authentic Caribbean and Turkish dishes, such as alcapurrias (fritters), empanadas, pastelillos (meat pies), and rellenos de papa (stuffed potatos). Moore Street Market also hosts a beauty salon, barber, and tailor shop.

    Location: 110 Moore St, Brooklyn, NY 11206, USA

    Open: Monday–Thursday from 8 am to 6 pm, Friday–Saturday from 8 am to 7 pm, Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm

    Phone: +1 718-384-1371


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    Fulton Stall Market

    A non-profit indoor/outdoor market in Seaport

    The Fulton Stall Market is a popular New York farmers’ market in Lower Manhattan's Seaport District in New York City. It’s within walking distance of many landmarks, including Pier 16 and the Brooklyn Bridge. The market’s mission is to connect local farmers and producers with those who live in or visit Lower Manhattan.

    The Fulton Stall Market has over 100 local vendors throughout its indoor and outdoor sections. You can stock up your pantry with fresh fruits, veggies, and dairy products or sit down and enjoy homemade sandwiches and soups from the market’s farm-to-fork kitchen.

    Location: 91 South St, New York, NY 10038, USA

    Open: Monday–Wednesday from 11.30 am to 5 pm, Thursday from 11.30 am to 6 pm, Friday–Saturday from 11.30 am to 5 pm (closed on Sundays)

    Phone: +1 212-349-1380

    Victoria Zelefsky | Contributing Writer

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