The 40,000 square feet outpost of Italian marketplace Eataly is focused on bread, but you can also find delizioso pizza, fresh mozzarella, prosciutto, pasta, rotisserie chicken, chocolate, gelato and (post-pandemic) weekend kids cooking classes.
Choose from five restaurants, nine take-away counters (including gelato), two caffès, and one wine bar. Shop more than 10,000 high-quality imported Italian and local seasonal products spread over the f , including salt, extra virgin olive oil, dried pasta, fresh truffles, aged balsamic vinegar and a mix-and-math Venchi chocolate bar.
Watch fresh pasta shapes, gooey mozzarella cheese and other products being made.
Look for more than 500 signs that tell the story of different products, from ancient tradition to modern place in Italian cuisine, plus a cool pasta shape map of Italy. Shop for kid-friendly kitchenware and books.
Sample fresh, affordable, and high quality food and other items from 40+ small businesses in this Lower East Side fixture.
Shop vendors with individual stories and distinctive personality for delicious treats like cupcakes from Sugar Sweet Sunshine, cheeseburger empanadas from Dominican Cravings, ube ice cream from L.E.S. Ice Cream Factory and many more diverse options.
Lots of tables available at the light-filled mezzanine with a view to a demo kitchen, or sit outside on the Essex Market Street Seat on Broome St. on the southern end of the market. Sit down for a memorable meal at over-the-top pancake emporium Shopsin’s.
Engaging displays by the entrance tell the market’s history that began 1818 as a covered market on Grand Street between Essex and Ludlow streets. In the basement, find 20+ more vendors at the Market Line, spacious bathrooms and a Tenement Museum exhibit ‘An America Potluck’ featuring evocative ethnic food
Monday – Thursday 8 am–8 pm
Friday & Saturday 8 am – 9 pm
Sunday 10 am – 6 pm
Individual vendor hours vary
Try classic and inventive doughnuts, croissants, cruffins (croissant muffins with different fillings), pies, and other pastries hand-rolled and hand-crafted from grain, flour, fruit and vegetables sourced from local farms & mills in Upstate New York (except the butter, imported from a farm in Normandy, France).
Almost spherical doughnuts come in three rotating flavors, from good goth doughnut with squid ink, black-sesame crème pâtissière, and activated-charcoal sugar to lychee and raspberry jelly to chocolate brioche.
Shiny, pink-heavy branding decor includes a neon ‘Bite Me’ sign.
Decadent care packs for pick-up (skip the usual line) or delivery go on sale every Monday and sell out quickly.
Friday-Sunday 10 am – 6 pm
Sip on thick, delicious signature hot chocolate made from pure cacao shavings instead of chocolate powder to go or in an elegant, antique filled Cocoa Bar. Choose from four different flavors; Aztec, Milk Hazelnut, Spiced Chocolate and White Chocolate.
Bite size bonbons decorated with unique, colorful cocoa-based design and tins of hot chocolate shavings make excellent (though pricey) gifts. House made pastries, from lemon tarts, to chocolate mousse cake, are also delicious.
Take afternoon tea with assorted gourmet finger sandwiches, madeleines, scones, jam and butter, and signature petite chocolate fondue served with pastries, macarons, and fruit.
Daily 12–7 pm
Try moist cupcakes in a multitude of flavors in this cute, yellow bakeshop.
Customize your own cupcake- choose a base (chocolate, vanilla, carrot, red velvet or banana), frosting (classic vanilla, chocolate, cream cheese, brown butter or french buttercream) and toppings (chocolate chips, m&m’s® reese’s pieces, gummy bears, brownie chunks or chocolate chip cookie chunks) or choose a signature center-filled flavor like Cookie Monster (filled with cookie dough), Samoa, Peach Cobbler or Peanut Butter Nutella.
Vegan cupcakes, cookies, cheesecake, pies (all in multiple flavors) and other treats also available.
Named after the owner’s third-grade teacher – a portion of profits is donated directly to local schools.
Pastry legend Dominique Ansel’s newest shop is a celebration of croissants, located inside the pastry production kitchens in Flatiron. Stop in for a taste of all different types of croissants and breakfast viennoiserie – pain au chocolat, ham & Gruyère, Chocolate Hazelnut S’mores Danishes, Pistachio Swirls, Raspberry Riz au Lait Cubes, Brown Sugar DKA (Dominique’s Kouign Amann) and more rotating options.
Monday-Friday 8 am – 4 pm
Saturday-Sunday 8 am – 6 pm
Dine on delicious local takes on Danish classics. Each dish – from sourdoughs to salads – features thoughtfully sourced seasonal ingredients at this acclaimed artisanal Danish bakery and coffee shop with three NYC outposts – sleek yet inviting spaces designed with a sense of Danish hygge and hospitality.
Pick up freshly made bread in a range of whole grains, cakes, tarts and danish traditional pastries to go or have a meal with hearty breakfasts, fresh salads and sandwiches. Varieties of gourmet coffee, tea and hot chocolate available.
Our favorites include Cinnamon Social, Dark Chocolate Marshmallow Puff (decorated as ghosts and trees at holidays), Ølander sourdough Loaf and Marinated Portobello Sandwich. Look for fun sesonal treats like Chocolate Bat Muffins at Halloween and cream-filled Fastelavnsbollers in February
Monday-Friday 7 am–7 pm
Saturday-Sunday 8 am–7 pm
Also by Bryant Park (80 West 40th Street & 6th Avenue) and 518 Lexington Avenue at E 48th Street (limited menu).
Delicious yeast doughnuts are made in small batches throughout the day in inventive Latin-American flavors like chocolate chipotle, hibiscus, passion fruit and dulce de leche plus traditional glazed and chocolate.
Visit other locations in Rockefeller Center, Urbanspace Vanderbilt (230 Park Avenue at 45th St), Prospect Heights (646 Vanderbilt Ave) and Astoria
Monday-Saturday 9 am – 7 pm
Sunday 9 am – 6 pm
Travel to Belle Epoque France at an outpost of an iconic Parisian tea room and dessert café founded in 1903.
Get pastries, macarons, the iconic Angelina hot chocolate and the signature Mont-Blanc (meringue, light whipped cream, chestnut cream vermicelli) to go, or sit in the gorgeous dining room for brunch (served all day), afternoon tea, sweet treats and savory brasserie classics: Niçoise salad, Croque-Monsieur, onion soup, or the Angelina Croissant filled with scrambled eggs and cheese, ham, or smoked salmon. Light and modern seasonal dishes, from seasonal vegetable soup to a vegan quinoa salad, include gluten-free and vegetarian options, but the hot chocolate, served in a dramatic presentation, is worth the indulgence.
Keep the Parisian vibes going at Bryant Park across the street.
Monday-Friday 8 am – 8 pm
Saturday-Sunday 9 am – 7 pm
Kitchen closes thirty minutes before close
To-go kiosks feature favorite savory and sweet treats in one lovely location. Choose from bureks and chocolate Babka from Bread Bakery, salad and mint lemonade from Le Pain Quotidien and wafels and ice cream from Wafel and Dinges (or all of the above). Lots of tables and chairs available or picnic on the lovely lawn.
If the weather is not cooperative with al fresco dining, take the food to the leaf-covered lobby of the Citibank on the northwest corner of 42nd Street & Sixth Avenue or visit Danish bakery Ole & Steen and French patisserie Angelina Paris across 40th Street at Sixth Avenue.
Relax and recharge at outdoor restaurant The Porch, located near the southern end of the Fountain Terrace. Dine on burgers, salads and more (plus a full bar for grown-ups) on swings and lounge furniture (daily 12-9 pm, weather permitting).
The more formal Bryant Park Grill features New American-style dining set behind the New York Public Library on the park’s Upper Terrace Bryant. Reservations suggested for the dining room, but the outdoor patio garden and rooftop garden are first-come-first-service. From mid April to November (weather permitting), the adjacent Bryant Park Café features a more casual new American-style menu and bar (daily 11:30am-8:30pm).
Try sweet treats based in French confectionery and inspired by Asian flavors. Choose from cute macarons, gourmet coffee, espresso, and pastries and more. All baked goods are freshly house made, even the granola on the yogurt and marshmallow on the hot chocolates.
Some indoor seating.
Monday-Friday 9 am – 7:30 pm
Saturday-Sunday 10 am-8 pm
UPPER WEST SIDE
Enjoy scones in rotating flavors as magical as the decor, sandwiches, salads and treats with optional fairy wings and glitter at a whimsical tea house inspired by Alice in Wonderland. Choose from hundreds of teas served in charming mismatching pots and cups.
Gets crowded on weekends; reservations recommended. Go early to beat the crowds (or take the scones to go for a Central Park picnic).
Also in the East 60s.
Wednesday–Sunday 11 am – 6 pm