Chelsea Market in the Meatpacking District is getting better with age (15 yrs old!) Richer, wiser and more intense! It has a mix of classic vendors that have been there from the beginning and some exciting new additions. I love the stripped down look of brick, copper and wood and the cool art exhibitions. Currently showing Rock Paper Photo Art Show: Iconic Musicians and the lovely National Buscuit Company Antiques on display.
Here are some cool and interesting finds during my brisk hour spent there during Labor Day (obviously I did not scour every inch-will leave that for next time)!
Chick Pea Paccheri at Rana Pastificio & Cucina ( as well as Brasato Ravioli made with braised beef)
Za'Atar and Sumac topping at Sohha Savory Yogurt (as well as their Almond Delight topping)- you can buy both of these in jars.
La Rustichella White Truffle Pate by the Brugnoli Family
Cerignola Olive (Puglia) Green or Black available at Buon Italia
Miele di Sicilia (Castagno) Buon Italia
Rougie Sarlat Duck Fat at Buon Italia
Amy 's Bread is offering Baking Classes
Umami Lover Gift Basket
Gorganzola Dolce Cucchiaio in deli counter at Buon Italia (although counter person was not very helpful) it was delicious and looked like a creamy cheese tart you eat with a spoon (cucchiaio)!
Taralli con Mandorle with Almonds, Caponate Bianche (known to Neopolitans as Friselle-we use these as a base for steamed cozze) and Whole Wheat Breadsticks at Buon Italia