Sunday, October 4, 2009

Chelsea Market, New York City

The Chelsea Market, is located at 75 Ninth Avenue, between 15th to 16th Street, in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan, New York. The building was once the factory of the National Biscuit Company, also known as Nabisco, where the original Oreo cookie was produced. It is now a dazzling high end food market, and it also offers lunchtime and dinner selections in its varied eateries for local residents, business people, and tourists. If you are in the area it is definitely a place to see!

The upper floors house many well know corporations such as The Oxygen Network, MLB.Com, EMI Music Publishing, and The Food Network, etc.

Click to enlarge the photo above to see some of the antique advertisement slogans that decorated a door near the market entrance.

This is one of the views of the ground floor market which retains the industrial look of the 1913 factory.

Click to enlarge the mosaic above to see a few of the market's various stores such as Amy's Bread, Eleni's Bakery and Fat Witch Bakery, Ruthy's Bakery (her fun cupcakes are in the middle photo), The Lobster Place, Imports From Marrakesh, and Buon Italia imports.
To see a map of the market and a complete list of vendors click here. Chelsea market is open Monday -Friday from 7am to 9pm, and Saturday -Sunday from 10am-8pm. Individual stores inside the market, however, may have different hours of operation.

This is one of my favorite things to buy in Chelsea market at Sarabeth's Kitchen -- her legendary and award winning spreadable fruit marmalade, jams, and relishes. They are very flavorful, and as close to home made as you could hope to buy.

Above Chelsea, passing through the Chelsea Market building on the 10th Avenue side, is a new urban landscape called the High Line. This once abandoned elevated railroad track has recently been converted into a popular greenway park, and in my next blog post I'll take you for a walk along it.

I'm linking my post today to Mary at The Little Red House blog's "Mosaic Monday" event. Please visit Mary today to see links to other participating blogs and their beautiful and interesting mosaics. Thanks, Mary, for hosting this enjoyable event every week!

44 comments:

steviewren said...

Another interesting tidbit about NY. The factory looking photo is really nice and the food in the mosaic shots looks yummy.

Carly said...

Your mosaic looks yummy! Great pictures!

Oliag said...

Another fun trip! Love the mosaic even if it did make me hungry:)

Mary said...

Oh my goodness, what abundance of choices! I'm ashamed to say that I've never been there but I'll have to visit soon. :) thanks for sharing, Pat!

MonikaRose said...

Hello and thank you for visiting. We are lucky when my husband bought the house it came with all those trees. I just love the apricots :). Thanks for sharing the market, looks grander than the one in Melbourne. Love the building. Enjoy your day :) cya MonikaORse

Jackie said...

Now I know I have to visit NY next year. Just love the fun cup cakes, who would want to eat them!!! Jackie.

Marilyn said...

What a wonderful adventure!! I love the old buildings of our cities, especially NYC!!
Have a Great day!
Hugs,
Marilyn

Riet said...

Your pictures makes me want to go to New Yord again. Thank you for sharing. LOve that mosaic. Wow, all those bakery's
Have a nice day

Carol said...

Oh, the cupcakes! Love Sarabeth, too. Great mosaic.

Carol

KarenHarveyCox said...

Pat,
Thank you for this post. Despite living and working in Manhattan for ten years, I never went here. It looks wonderful, like one of those hidden treasures all over such a grand city. Happy Mosaic Monday.
Karen

Ciao Chow Linda said...

I just love the Chelsea Market and all the great places to buy food there. The High Line was also a wonderful improvement to the area. It's so great to see everyone enjoying all the open space and greenery. another great post.

xinex said...

Beautiful mosaics! What a fun place to visit, food looks so yummy!...Christine

Carol @ TheWritersPorch said...

Pat I Love this place!I could really enjoy myself there! My son and DIL were in NYC for several days last week and were on GMA on Thursday! :)

Shelia said...

Your delicious food mosaic is making my tiny mouth water! :) I love New York!
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Thanks Pat! Now I have one more place on my list to visit. This really looks like a gourmets dream.
♥, Susan

Rachael said...

We visited Chelsea Market a few years ago when we were in NYC. I just had to see where the Food Network studios were, since I am such a big fan!

I really like the building and the architecture...it's quite unique. We had the most delish brownie from the Fat Witch Bakery:-)

Zuzu said...

I don't know if I'll ever get to visit NY City, but seeing it through your mosaics has been, well, scrumptious!

:)
Zuzu

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

Another interesting place to visit in NYC! One could spend a lot of time there...just sampling. Lovely mosaic!

My Carolina Kitchen said...

What a fun place. I would love to visit the Chelsea Market. We haven't been to the city in years. Maybe we should put it on our "to do" list.
Sam

Just A Mom (Call me JAM for short) said...

Looks like you caught the vibrancy and energy of Manhattan! Love your pictures and mosaic. Thanks for stopping by.

Love your blog!

GMG said...

Hi Pat! Profiting from today’s holiday – the 99th anniversary of the Republic in Portugal - I’m happy to have some more time to surf the net and enjoy your blog!
I've definitely to go back to NYC one of these days; it's always changing. Like Paris during the Mitterand era...

Blogtrotter is showing you Antalya. Enjoy and have a great week!

Donna said...

Great photos and thanks for showing us the Chelsea Market. I've been there a few times with my daughter and love it.

storyteller said...

Interesting virtual 'tour' and lovely mosaic of tasty things. Thanks for your visit to my Mellow Yellow Mosaic at Small Reflections.
Hugs and blessings,

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

A couple of my friends from a former job work in that building now. I lovvveee visiting them....but I would weigh a ton if I worked in that building around all the delish food! :-)

Joyce said...

I was just in NY city and Long Island for a wedding this past weekend and was thinking of Chelsea Market. I gained 2 pounds in the 5 days as I never shut my mouth eating.
Joyce

The Quintessential Magpie said...

What a cool building and such wonderful businesses in it! Love this post, Pat, and I want to be in NYC!!!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Kathleen said...

So I have some stores you like and you have THAT!
I would love to go there...maybe for my birthday..I never go to the city...
Last time I was there was hen son lived there..
I could eat my way through that place for sure..so many bakeries, YUM!

Brenda said...

Thanks for the tour. I feel like I just got back from vacation. And really want some sweets!
Brenda

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

What a wonderful place! I've never been but it sounds fantastic.

Sarabeths is the only jam I buy :)

Just a little something from Judy said...

Now that I visited your blog, I would love to visit the Chelsea Market. It is definitely my kind of place. I was given a jar of SaraBeths' fruit spread and I thought it was so good...another reason I want to visit this market. I am impressed with your mosaic.

Thank you for your kind words this morning on my blog.

Michelle@Sweet Something said...

Great photos and mosaic...I'll take the Elmo cupcake, thank you. :)

Ebie said...

Thanks for this info. I saw this building featured in Rachel Ray's program. I am refreshing my memory because I used to work in NYC in the flat iron building. Those desserts in your mosaic are just tantalizing....

Carol said...

I've never been there but have a trip to the city next month. This will be on my list!

CatHerder said...

im such a foodie..and i live so close...I MUST GO!

Lorrie said...

I've never visited the Chelsea Market Pat, but I love the fact that it's housed in the old Nabisco factory and that parts of it still retain the look of the original building.

What a wonderful idea to convert the old El into a greenway. Here in the South Rails-To-Trails has converted many old sections of railroad track into linear state parks. The New River State Park in Virginia is one example. They are quite beautiful and are used by hikers, bicycle riders and horseback riders. Motor vehicle traffic of any kind is prohibited. I'm so happy to see NYC make its own Rail-Trails and I can't wait until we can walk the High Line with you.

M.Kate said...

thank you Pat for the wonderful tour..wish I was there too. And a big thank you for your mail..we are all fine and good here, so kind of you to think of me. Hugs...M

Tracy said...

Such fun...such good things to eat, smell, see, hear... I gotta get there one day! This was scrumptious, Pat--thank you! Happy week, my friend :o) ((HUGS))

Paz said...

Great shots and perfect tour of Chelsea Market.

We missed the Blessings of the Animals at St. John's. I didn't expect for the date to creep up so fast. Perhaps next year we can attend together?

Paz

Linda Lou said...

What a cool place-I want to go in there and get a tour of Food Network, and of course, sample all the delicious foods that await!

Claudia said...

I love Chelsea Market! Spent the day there with my son and close friend about 18 months ago. Be still my heart and thanks for the re-visit.

...mmm... said...

I love tours like this of a niehgbourhood. HAve never been to NY but have been to Chelsea market in London. It rocks.

Melanie said...

Morning Pat, what a sweet indoor market. I love the way the High Line has been converted.

Proud Italian Cook said...

Does the city of N.Y. know how good you are at promoting their city? I would make this high on my list on a visit there. Thanks for the visuals Pat, I could spend all day at Chelsea Market!

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