We officially popped our Chelsea Market cherry and it was fabulous. It is one of the best markets we’ve ever been to (and we’ve been to alot). There are numerous places to eat including Italian, sushi, Indian and Thai. They even have a creperie AND a gelato shop! If you have a sweet tooth, this is place to be. It’s almost as if you’re at an international food fair.
Chelsea Market has loads of artisan shops that will tickle anyone’s fancy including bookshops, local handmade jewelry and original art from local artists. You can also find some cute clothing boutiques which is great if you’re a fashionista like ourselves. This is a great place to go if you want to buy those unique local NYC things that you won’t find anywhere else.
However, the best part of the market is the beautiful decor. You almost feel like you’re stepping onto the streets of some beautiful European town. It’s quite romantic- great idea for a day date for all you couples out there. It even has a wishing well so don’t be afraid to toss a coin in and make a wish!
If you decide you want big meal for dinner then head next door to Buddakan. Buddakan is a gorgeous NYC fine dining restaurant that serves Asian cuisine. The food is top notch and the inside is stunning. Buddakan has a very elegant interior with extremely low lighting (again, great for an imitate date). It’s famous because this is where Carrie and Big had their rehearsal dinner in the Sex and the City movie. This is a great spot for all you Sex and the City fans! However, it is on the expensive side so be prepared to spend about $30-60 per person and make sure to make reservations ahead of time.
To get hours and directions for Chelsea Market visit their website at:
Once you’re done at the market. Make your way over to the Chelsea Pier where there is loads of activities to do such as golfing, bowling, batting cages and much more. To get a full list of activities at the Chelsea Piers go here:
Put this on your NYC bucket list now! Hope you enjoy it as much as we did.