A favourite amongst locals and tourists alike, Chelsea Market is one of the most well-known covered markets in New York City. You can find it in Manhattan’s Meatpacking district, inside the former National Biscuit Company factory. And, if you love a good cookie, you’d be happy to know this is where Oreos and Mallomars where invented AND produced (!!!).
435 W 15th Street,
New York, NY 10011
Daily 11 – 8:30pm
When you’re full from sampling all the food at Smorgasburg, we recommend doing some shopping over at the Brooklyn Flea, held Saturdays in Fort Greene and on Sundays in DUMBO. This NYC market, which sells crafts, vintage furniture, clothing, collectibles and more, is a haven for quirky finds. Show up early and dedicate at least a couple of hours to simply getting lost among tables representing over 100 local vendors. There isn’t much that isn’t on sale at here but we especially enjoy looking for vintage jewelry and antiques along with items made by local artisans, like handbags. Music heads can also geek out at the various stands bursting with old vinyl.
Hester Street Fair, Every Saturday & Sunday (Starts April 23rd)
Similar to Grand Bazaar, Hester Street Fair sometimes does creative themed pop-ups, such as pride day, girl power day, CBD day, and vintage days. Compared to other markets, this one is generally more vibrantly eclectic. This market opens for the season on April 23rd.
Where: 89 South St. (in-between Pier 17 and Pier 16 on the Seaport Square)
When: Every Saturday & Sunday, 11a.m. – 6p.m.
Saturdays and Sundays in DUMBO, Brooklyn, 10am – 5pm. Under the arch!
Hundreds of top vendors of furniture, vintage clothing, collectibles and antiques, as well as a tightly curated selection of jewelry, art, and crafts by local artisans and designers, plus delicious fresh food. Travel + Leisure, Country Living, Budget Travel, and Fodor’s have ranked the Flea one of the best markets in the U.S. and the world; and Time Out NY named the Flea one of New York’s Essential Pick-Up Spots.
The Bronx Night Market, Every Saturday (Starts April 30th)
This market, run by a small, diverse, majority female-operated team, is coming back for its biggest year yet. Shop locally with a rotation of more than two dozen arts and crafts merchants, experience Uptown-based live performances and art installations on the large stage, and enjoy a large array of food and beverage vendors. This market opens for the season on April 30th.
Where: 1 Fordham Plaza
When: Every Saturday, 1p.m. – 8p.m.
Queens Night Market
The vast and eclectic mix of cultures thriving in Queens (home to America’s most diverse neighborhood) make for more than just great flea markets; the borough also has some of the best restaurants in NYC. With this in mind, the city decided to create a food market that captured the astounding culinary diversity of Queens one food stall at a time. Thus was born the Queen’s Night Market. At this NYC market you can find 100+ vendors selling crafts, food, and art, along with cultural performances and entertainment all under the stars. The list of vendors reads like something out of the United Nations: Romanian chimney cakes, fried ice cream, Korean Pancakes, Chilean street food, Sri Lankan snacks, Trinidadian shark sandwiches…the list goes on and on. Unlike the other markets in New York on this list, this open-air extravaganza is held at night, from 6 p.m. to midnight every Saturday through August 20th at the New York Hall of Science in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens.
Grand Bazaar, Every Sunday
Out of all the outdoor flea markets in NYC, Grand Bazaar is the oldest, largest, and most diverse. Here you’ll find various vendors selling things from antiques and unique clothing to furniture, paintings, and more. They’ll sometimes do themed events, such as vintage and antique pop-ups or up-cycle pop-ups. There’s also a food court so you can grab a bite to eat after a day of shopping.
Where: 100 W 77th St.
When: Every Sunday, 10a.m. – 5p.m. (year round)
Chinatown Night Market
Saturday May 20 from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m., Forsyth Plaza (at the foot of the Manhattan Bridge), thinkchinatown.org/nightmarket
Summer series of art and food at the iconic gateway of the Manhattan Bridge. This new open-air cultural festival features an art installation lightbox showcasing Chinatown-focused programming alongside local street food vendors. “Chinatown Nights” is presented in partnership with Neighborhoods Now and Asian Americans for Equality (AAFE). Forsyth Plaza is located at the intersection of Forsyth & Canal St.
NYC’s Best Markets: Food Markets, Flea Markets