Taste the world at these indoor dining hubs, some with cultural themes, others just a gathering of excellent NYC eats.

See our guide to family-friendly food in NYC for more delicious adventures.


Eataly NYC Downtown

185 Greenwich Street

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.

Essex Market

88 Essex St

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

Le District

220 Vesey Street

Mangez on freshly made croissants, crepes, frites and more delicious treats in a French shopping district within happening Brookfield Place. Take your treat to the terrace for a view of the French-in-origin Lady Liberty.

Hudson Eats

220 Vesey Street

Choose from over a dozen fast-casual chef-driven eateries including Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar, Umami Burger and Dos Toros Taqueria at this upscale foodcourt on the second floor of Brookfield Place (upstairs from French market Le District).

Counter service; eat at fancy-feeling seating throughout the 30,000-square-foot space featuring soaring ceilings and window walls with expansive views of the Hudson River and the Statue of Liberty. or take it outside to the waterfront Portside  Pizza from Sauce and bagels from Black Seed Bagels are popular with picky kids.

Monday–Saturday 8 am–9 pm
Sunday 8 am–7 pm


Gotham West Market

600 11th Avenue between 44th & 45th Streets Midtown

Sample a mix of some of best eats in the city including Blue Marble ice cream, Corner Slice’s square pizza, La Palapa’s fresh tacos and more in an indoor, weather-proof hall with some patio seating.

Monday-Sunday 11 am–9 pm

Mercado Little Spain

30 Hudson Yards

Experience the delicious diversity of foods and drinks from all corners of Spain. Get a quick bite from the food kiosks around tables in a bustling area inspired by Spain’s historic market halls, go tot he plaza for a picnic or sit down at full-service restaurants.

Food at Chelsea Market

75 9th Avenue at West 15th Street

Choose from doughnuts, tacos, hand-pulled noodles, lobster rolls, gelato and many more delicious options at this indoor market housed in a former factory. Covered outdoor tables available along 15th and 16th Streets.

Shopping options include books, chocolate and fun Chinese merchandise & snacks at Pearl River Mart.

Look for art installations among twinkling lights and cool decor at this always happening historic market.

The narrow walkways can get very crowded, so best to visit earlier in the day and/or on weekdays. Hours vary by vendor.

Bathrooms available on both floors but the line can be quite long.

See our guide to Chelsea/Meatpacking.

Food at Bryant Park

42nd Street & Fifth Avenue

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).

Urbanspace @ Vanderbilt

East 45th Street & Vanderbilt Avenue

Urbanspace brings their popular outdoor markets indoor  two blocks from Grand Central in a cool historic space (with bathrooms).

Sample 20 vendors including Robertas pizza, La Palapa tacos and Dough around a seating area with lots of tables.

Monday – Friday 6:30 am – 8 pm
Saturday 7 am – 5 pm


DeKalb Market Hall

445 Albee Square

This bustling basement food hall houses 40 diverse food vendors, including old-school & new-school NYC names. Feast on artisanal arepas, noodles, baos, donuts, french pastries, susgi, tacos, sushi, churros, crepes, frites, humus, ice cream and more.

Hours vary by vendor.

Japan Village

220 36th Street

Sample a range of delicious Japanese cuisine from sushi to smoothies in large food hall rooted in “omotenashi,” a Japanese approach to hospitality and mutual respect. Pick up noodles, dumplings, yakatori, Obanyaki stuffed with Nutella and more from variety of booths or sit down in a serene corner for omakase.

On the 20,000-square-foot second floor ‘The Loft,’ step into a representation of Japan with cool shops with items straight from the country as well as fun experiences like tea ceremonies and cultural classes. Shop for inexpensive toys, Hello Kitty and Sanrio home goods, crafting supplies, Japanese treats, items for the home and other kitschy stuff  at Daiso. BookOff, an outpost of Japan’s largest chain of used bookstores, offers a wide range of anime-related products, including manga, novels, CDs, DVDs, video games, figures, apparel, and accessories.

See our guide to more art, shopping and activities in Industry City.


Industry City Food Hall

220 36th Street

From Korean comfort food to an avocado-focused cafe, Industry City hosts a huge range of Brooklyn-based purveyors. BBQ, pizza, bao buns, French pastries, artisanal ice cream, tacos, Mediterranean mezzes – whatever you’re craving you’ll probably find it here. Most of the vendors or in a central Food Hall but other shops can be found around the campus, including a few sit-down options. Also visit Japan Village for sushi, noodles, dumplings, yakatori and more.

Hour vary by store.

Time Out Market New York

55 Water Street

Sample some of the best NYC food: fluffy pancakes from the venerable Clinton Street Baking Co., thin-crust pizza from Patsy Grimaldi’s Juliana’s, Middle Eastern bites from Miss Ada, fried chicken from Jacob’s Pickles, Japanese comfort food from Bessou, cookie dough scoops from DŌ and more amazing eateries—all cherry-picked by Time Out New York. 21,000 delicious square feet over two floors with incredible views of the East River, Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan skyline.

Close to happening Brooklyn Bridge Park.

Monday–Thursday & Sunday 11am–10pm
Friday-Saturday Sat: 11am–11pm
Clinton St. Baking Company & Ess-a-Bagel 8am-4pm


NYC Restaurant Week

Sunday August 14, 11:00 am
Throughout NYC

July  18-July 32, sample special prix-fixe dinner options across the five boroughs for $30, $45 or $60 depending on the meal. Hundreds of participants include top-tier restaurants and neighborhood favorites.

Register your Mastercard and earn $10 back on in-house dining transactions of $45 or more.

Smorgasburg In Prospect Park

Sunday August 14, 11:00 am
101 East Drive

Spend your Sundays noshing at the largest weekly open-air food market in America featuring 35 local vendors—including Parantha Alley and Vaquero Elotes—and a full bar.  At what the New York Times calls “The Woodstock of Eating,” try Amazeballs meatballs by NFL player Derrell Smith, egg sandwiches based on Japanese tamagoyaki, Fluffies’ thick soufflé pancakes. Portuguese sandwiches, Afghan comfort food, wagyu “sushi” and so much more yumminess. Expect crowds and some waiting in line.

See guide to Prospect Park for more family fun.

Smorgasburg WTC

Friday August 19, 11:00 am
185 Greenwich Street Lower Manhattan

Sample creative global treats from 10 vendors at an open-air food market flanked by colorful murals.

Smorgasburg Williamsburg

Saturday August 20, 11:00 am
90 Kent Avenue at North 7 Street Brooklyn

Nosh at a Saturday open-air food market in America featuring over 35 local vendors in a waterfront park. At what the New York Times calls “The Woodstock of Eating,” try unique treats like fried cookie dough balls, Honduran baleadas, baklava beignets, butter tarts, Japanese fried chicken, lobster truffle fries and so much more yumminess.

Totally Tomatoes Weekend

Saturday August 20, 12:00 pm
2900 Southern Boulevard

Celebrate all things tomato with a delicious menu of hands-on gardening and culinary education activities throughout the state-of-the-art Edible Academy campus. Activities for tomato lovers of all ages includes sampling various heirloom tomatoes,  culinary demonstrations, apron decorating, face painting, seed saving, games, and more.

Explore exhibit Around the Table: Stories of the Foods We Love and celebrate the art and science of edible plants, from spices like pepper to staples like corn across the Garden’s 250 acres.

See our guide to the New York Botanical Garden.

Queens International Night Market

Saturday August 20, 6:00 pm
Flushing Meadow-Corona Park Queens

Sample cuisine from around the world at a large, family-friendly open-air night market in Queens. Shop around 100 independent vendors selling merchandise, art, and food. Also enjoy live music and cultural performances celebrating the rich cultural diversity and heritage of NYC and Queens. Dine in a large picnic area.

Play New York Hall of Science’s Rocket Park Mini Golf nearby, open until 10 pm on Saturdays.

Parking is extremely limited available, visitors are encouraged commute, bike, or walk – it’s four blocks from the 111th Street station on the 7-train.

Bronx Night Market & Fordham Flea

Saturday August 27, 1:00 pm
1 Fordham Plaza

Celebrate the Bronx’s diverse culture and cuisine and try up-and-coming food concepts. Support small & local businesses including 30+ food vendors.

Family and pet friendly.


Sunday August 28, 10:00 am
4th Ave & 10th Street

Sample sweet and savory treats like ramen, yakisoba (stir-fried soul food), Karaage (Japanese fried chicken), Okonomiyaki (savory Japanese style pancake with cabbage & meat) and shop Japaense wares like kimono clothes for babies.

Brooklyn Night Market

Monday August 29, 4:00 pm
220 36th Street

Shop 40+ local vendors – small business owners – passionately sharing delicious food, tasty treats, eclectic handmade items, and arts & culture artifacts.

See our guide to happening Industry City.

Uptown Night Market

Thursday September 8, 4:00 pm
West 133rd St & 12th Ave

Shop an array of food and drink vendors representing the borough plus enjoy live music and performances. The majority of these small business owners people of color, women, and LGBTQ vendors.

Happens the second Thursday of the month.