Think Los Angeles’ Farmers Market, only urban. The Chelsea Market is a one-stop gourmet haven made up of food stalls on the ground floor of the former National Biscuit Company factory. Shop for hard-to-find wines, organic cheeses, Bolivian coffee, even lobster. Familiar names like Fat Witch Bakery, Morimoto, and Buddakan can be found here, as can some of your favorite Food Network stars (shows are filmed on the premises). There are also roving musicians, weekly salsa and tango lessons, rooftop films, and lots more that a farmer could not even begin to imagine.
75 9th Ave.
www.chelseamarket.com