Essex Street Market
211 locals recommend ·
Why locals recommend it
This Lower East Side street was once the hub of an enormous, thriving neighborhood of Jewish immigrants, who ran small shops and vending carts that packed every block. In 1940, the mayor had the vendors move indoors to the Essex Street Market. It's still a hub of local vendors, who now sell everything from bagels and cheese to tortas and sushi. Because of the large number of pickle merchants that once lined Essex Street, it became known as the pickle district. At least one still survives—the Pickle Guys, at the corner of Grand, who keep the wonderful flavor of the neighborhood’s iconic foods alive.
Tips from locals
Vaselka, one of the most popular regular and late night Ukrainian restaurants has opened it's second location here, downstairs in the basement area. It's a quick shoot over the Williamsburg Bridge via J/Z subway nearby the Airbnb. The market is is another cool developing neighborhood within walking…
A 100-year-old public indoor market with rows of vendors specializing in meat, fish, cheese, produce & specialty foods.
* Brand New* food hall that opened Summer 2019. Worth checking out for a crowd that can't all decide what they want to eat :)
Essex Street Market by Airbnb Experiences
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