Chelsea Market. Source: New York City Travel Tips

The Lobster Place seafood Market Chelsea Food Market, New York City Stock  Photo - Alamy

Overview: Chelsea Market is an indoor neighborhood food hall, shopping mall, office building, and television production facility stretching a block long and a block wide, located in Manhattan's Meatpacking District near the Hudson River. Chelsea Market stretches across a bridge over tenth avenue and the High line.  It contains over 35 international vendors selling everything from German sausage, Mexican street tacos, Swiss chocolate, Italian gelato, Spanish paella, Japanese sushi, Chinese cuisine, Cafe's, and American cuisine. Attracting over 6 million visitors from all over the world, Chelsea Market has become one of New York's most talked about pit stops because of its great atmosphere and amazing location. 

History: Chelsea Market was used in the 1890's as a baking facility and merged with many companies. The Chelsea Market was bought in 2018 for over $2.4 billion. It is located in the historical Meatpacking District, the area has always had an extreme focus on food.  The Algonquin Indians used to do their trading along the Hudson River near the market, and the old High Line Railway, which passes just above the market , is how the butchers of the Meatpacking District use to get their meats transported to them. 

Events: Chelsea Market holds events every month as well. Independent designers can hold pop-up shops in the market's front entrance giving shoppers the ability to shop the best of New York's designers. The market also holds concerts in the concourse and people are able to freely enter and exit while exploring the market.

Tours: Although Chelsea Market does not offer organized tours, they allow for organized and independent tours of more than six people during non-peak traffic hours between 8:30 a.m.-11 a.m. or after 4 p.m. and tours are limited to 45 minutes.

Market Details:


Monday-Saturday: 7 a.m.- 9 p.m.

Sunday: 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

*Individual shop hours may vary


75 9th Ave. 

New York, NY 10011



External Links and Sources: