We went to Chelsea Market over the holiday season. It was ridiculously busy. There was not enough seating for all of the patrons. Fortunately we got a table at Friedman's Lunch without too much of a wait. It was very, very good! The menu was simple (sandwiches, salads, soup, etc.) but flavourful. My husband had a pastrami sandwich that he referred to as life changing. I had a cup of tomato soup with a grilled cheese sandwich. It was excellent.
We spent the rest of the day wandering around the market and looking in the stores. If we weren't so full from our lunch there were definitely more more food options we would have liked to try out.
We really enjoyed The Filling Station. We got a few vinegars, oils and salts to take home.