Suggested Ages: 5 to 13
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. If you are 4 people or less, 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
Mon–Thu 8 am–8 pm
Fri–Sat 8 am–9 pm
Sun 10 am–6 pm
Individual vendor hours vary
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Visit historic Lower East Side sites and nosh on delicious rugelach, pickles, knishes, and dumplingsStroll through the neighborhood’s 100-year history with long-time Lower East Side resident and Museum at Eldridge Street Docent Richard Soden. Learn about what life was like for Jewish immigrants at the turn of the last century: Where children played, where…More info