Essex Street Market
Essex Street Market
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  • Thomas V
    Oakland, California16,776 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Impressive New Food Market
    Very impressive re-do of an old public food market. Upstairs the remnants of the food market where you can buy all sorts of very good things for your kitchen. Downstairs is a food hall with international prepared foods.
    Visited May 2023
    Written May 28, 2023
  • jgbtravels
    Louisville, Kentucky3,592 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Modern and sleek:the new market looks great,
    The last time we were here was before the new market opened up. I sort of miss the old market but the new market is very nice. We were actually on a Free Tours by Foot Lower East Side food tour and this was our last stop.It’s more modern and sleek plus getting to stay inside on a 90 degree day was much needed. Unfortunately we didn’t get to stay longer due to having play tickets at 7 pm that night. Hopefully we can come back on another visit.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 19, 2023
  • 9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An easy no-brainer, especially for a group of hungry and differently-minded people, ie something for everyone!
    For West Coast people, this is a similar concept to Oxbow Market in Napa, or like an indoor "Streat Food" in San Francisco. Essentially, it's a brick and mortar with endless food and shop vendors, endless options for grab and go, fast casual, and sit down, and some of the tastiest options in lower Manhattan, and a perfect meetup spot for friends, family, etc. It's a wonderful use of space, and you could spend all day exploring, discovering, and meeting the nicest shop owners and cooks. Quite tasty and lots of smiles, all around.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 23, 2023
  • OnlineConcierge
    Tiburon, California579 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An easy no-brainer, especially for a group of hungry and differently-minded people, something for everyone
    An easy no-brainer, especially for a group of hungry and differently-minded people, something for everyone For West Coast people, this is a similar concept to Oxbow Market in Napa, or like an indoor "Streat Food" in San Francisco. Essentially, it's a brick and mortar with endless food and shop vendors, endless options for grab and go, fast casual, and sit down, and some of the tastiest options in lower Manhattan, and a perfect meetup spot for friends, family, etc. It's a wonderful use of space, and you could spend all day exploring, discovering, and meeting the nicest shop owners and cooks. Quite tasty and lots of smiles, all around.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written September 5, 2023
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A Pampered Traveler
Burbank, CA378 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Couples
We enjoyed our visit to the Essex market and market line downstairs. The market is an inside block of produce, meat and other stalls on the ground floor. Then great selection of food stalls on the lower level at the Market Line. My husband and I enjoyed Ukrainian, Puerto Rican and Chinese food for lunch while listening to a DJ and sitting down in picnic benches. There are plenty of tables to enjoy your food after you order them at the stalls. Most places accept Apple Pay. There are are also free clean bathrooms. It is well worth a visit to try so many different foods. My favorite was the pork and tostones at Que Chevere!
Written April 3, 2022
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jgbtravels
Louisville, KY3,592 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
The last time we were here was before the new market opened up. I sort of miss the old market but the new market is very nice. We were actually on a Free Tours by Foot Lower East Side food tour and this was our last stop.It’s more modern and sleek plus getting to stay inside on a 90 degree day was much needed. Unfortunately we didn’t get to stay longer due to having play tickets at 7 pm that night. Hopefully we can come back on another visit.
Written July 19, 2023
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Stan Tecza
Connecticut5,762 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Friends
Have driven by Essex Market forever right off the Williamsburg Bridge. Decided to visit today before Mayor Deblasio passport scheme starts to go into effect on Monday August 16. The market is similar to Reade Terninal in Philadelphia although the stores are not as high end in my opinion. Lots of beer, cheeses and meats. Would I go back ? Probably not. But the location looks like an upgrade from its original location across the street.
Written August 14, 2021
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JenRed2014
Buffalo, NY912 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Friends
Great place to shop for prepared and unprepared food (cheese, spices, veggies, fruit, meat) and drinks. Seemed very safe and clean. Good option for a bad weather day. Great for true food shopping or a stop over while killing time. This is not a place to buy trinkets and souvenirs.
Written October 28, 2022
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snoozermoose
Boston, MA163 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Solo
I really liked the old Essex Market (it had that cluttered faded charm) and don't live the cold black-and-white aesthetic of the new market, but it's still a cool food hall that's worth stopping by. There seemed to be a good variety of food and other vendors, definitely more than the old market had. I enjoyed my banana pudding from Sugar Sweet Sunshine and tried to eat at the legendary Shopsin's (unfortunately closed that day). There's plenty of tables and benches to eat at, there's WiFi, and it's nicely air-conditioned. The bathrooms (you need a code) are clean as well. Overall a nice place to grab a bite and get some work done.
Written December 7, 2022
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819andreay
Boca Raton, FL153 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Family
A nice market on the lower East side.

On the corner of Delancy & Essex you can get there via the F train to Delancy and then is a short walk across the street.

High quality food vendors and plenty of seating upstairs and downstairs. A nice grocery store and specialty shops. Fresh fruit, veggies, fish, spices and gourmet cheese. All small businesses under one roof.

Stop by the Soup ladies booth - Peasant Stock is great. All soups are homemade so are the breads and baked goods. Everything is super fresh and organic. Everyday has different specials and the chowder I had was amazing and it came with delicious hot bread.
Written July 18, 2022
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bandman15
Natchitoches, LA923 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Solo
Had lunch at Veselka today inside Essex Market. The food was excellent and service quick. Many options for eating and wonderful meat and fish vendors. Fun place to visit!
Written January 30, 2020
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,776 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
Very impressive re-do of an old public food market. Upstairs the remnants of the food market where you can buy all sorts of very good things for your kitchen. Downstairs is a food hall with international prepared foods.
Written May 28, 2023
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Gordon B
Netanya, Israel854 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
We made a speecial trip to see the market. The website really hypes up the place. A number of stalls, some on basement level, utso is the Grand Central Market and dining on basement level.
Written January 17, 2020
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OnlineConcierge
Tiburon, CA579 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
An easy no-brainer, especially for a group of hungry and differently-minded people, something for everyone

For West Coast people, this is a similar concept to Oxbow Market in Napa, or like an indoor "Streat Food" in San Francisco. Essentially, it's a brick and mortar with endless food and shop vendors, endless options for grab and go, fast casual, and sit down, and some of the tastiest options in lower Manhattan, and a perfect meetup spot for friends, family, etc. It's a wonderful use of space, and you could spend all day exploring, discovering, and meeting the nicest shop owners and cooks. Quite tasty and lots of smiles, all around.
Written September 5, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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