Top 5 grocery stores in NYC that are not chains

It’s so NOT New York to shop in a supermarket chain

So here are The Cooking Junket’s favourite supermarket chain-free destinations for travellers heading to NYC

If you are a supermarket chain kind of foodie – check out our Top 5 supermarket chains in NYC here

Eataly

https://www.eataly.com/us_en/

LOVE Italian food?
This my dear is the best place for the full-blown Italian experience outside of Italy

Celeb chef Mario Bartoli plays a hand in this iconic NYC Italian food hub – go for pizza, pasta, nutella and all things Italian. In the heart of Mid-town – forget the long line at Shake Shack Madison Sq and head to Eataly

Chelsea Markets

http://www.chelseamarket.com/

Love Food Network? Can’t get enough of Rachel Ray… and all her foodie friends on the telly?

Well, head straight to Chelsea Food Market near the Meatpacking district

A little small and definitely not a place to spend a day or more than 2 hours – but if you love to meander through foodie places – this is the spot

Urban foodie market meats gourmet brands under the one roof. Stop and walk around the HighLine for a truly NY experience after or pre-Chelsea Markets visit

The Plaza Food Hall

http://www.theplazany.com/dining/foodhall/

If you’re sick of walking around Central Park and need some gourmet food – head to The Plaza Food Hall

Located near Central Park – this is where Home Alone was filmed – and is also home to the great food hall

Gourmet food and gourmet prices to match – but great for a very NYC experience with rich parents

Gansevoort Market

http://www.gansmarket.com/

A relatively new-comer to the Food Hall market scene in NYC

But with over 24 different venders it has to make the list. It’s a great spot – even though it’s really tight and not much seating – but hey you are a New Yorker – you don’t have time to sit and eat – you gotta move it with the locals baby!

Venders like Tacombi and also Donostia are here – so it’s a great place for hybrid pastries – thai foods and a yogurt bar…. eat till you bust baby!

Not really a food market but a place to stuff your face

Gotham West Market

Gotham West Market has only 9 venders but it’s worth it because Ivan Ramen Slurp Shop is here – otherwise, the usual suspects for foodie lovers and a coffee spot by Blue Bottle.

It’s open pretty late and has The Cannibal El Colmado to rock your NY night away

Alright – there are LOTS of other great markets like Anthony Bourdains much anticipated opening and also Berg’n… but it’s a top 5 list …. and there are only 5

 

 

 

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