It's a food market. As a visitor, I'm not sure what interest it would hold unless you just want to have a look.
Depending on what day of the week you're here, there are a lot of other options I'd consider before doing this. What about doing a tour at the Tenement Museum?
I agree that the Essex Street Market is not something I'd go far out of my way for, but if you do go, Shopsin's is something of a foodie mecca for breakfast (he has a book deal even though the place has maybe 10 seats) and Saxelby Cheesmonger has a great, albeit small, selection of cheeses. An article that may be of interest:
I guess I'll look something else to do. May be just walking around Chinatown. As for a tour at the Tenement Museum I'm already booked for Piecing it Together and from what I heard, I'm looking forward to it.
Thanks for the replies,
I went out of my way for that market on Labor Day weekend and Roni Sue's and the cheese shop from Boston were the only things that really impressed me (oh the pig candy!!!). forgot Shopsin's is there....
If you're going to the Tenement Museum, or Altman luggage, you might as well stop in - but not worth a special trip.
Walk around Orchard Street and buy some last minute snacks and sweets at Economy Candy (on Rivington), Babycakes, Russ & Daughters smoked fish, Kossar's Bialys, Yonah Schmimmel's knishes, Sugar Sweet Sunshine, and Gus's Pickles!
Tks people, I guess I got: just a stop and go.
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