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

Tin Building by Jean-Georges

Fulton & Front Streets

Explore an array of culinary experiences at acclaimed chef Jean-Georges sprawling culinary destination located in lower Manhattan’s historic Seaport. The two-story waterfront building offers houses multiple restaurants with open kitchens, innovative retail concepts including an exquisite candy and gelato shop and an impeccably stocked market. Browse stands specializing in cheese, crepes, butchery (look at for the disturbing pig’s head).

Daily 12 pm – 9 pm

Union Square Holiday Market

14th Street & Fourth Avenue

Shop over 160 vendors for unique gifts created by local craftsmen, artists and entrepreneurs. Nibble on sweet and savory treats and sip on cider and cappuccino at this unique and eclectic holiday experience.

We love the NYC-themed artwork at Natchie, taco stuffies at Squishable, fried mozzarella hot dogs from Oh-K Dog & Egg Toast, but we also discover something new every visit.

Mon – Fri 11 am – 8 pm
Sat – Sun 10 am – 8 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.

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

Eataly Flatiron

200 Fifth Avenue at West 24th Street

This large Italian marketplace has restaurants, food counters, mozzarella making, Italian groceries, housewares and a nutella bar. We love the delizioso pizza, prosciutto, pasta, rotisserie chicken…really just about everything. One of our favorite spots for chocolate and gelato.

The always-lovely rooftop greenhouse restaurant SERRA by Birreria changes seasonally and is always lovely. Seating for take-out is limited, especially during lunch and dinner hours when the whole place is crazy crowded, but lovely Madison Square Park is just across the street. A kiosk pops up in Flatiron Plaza during warmer months.

Daily 9 am–10 pm
Restaurant and counter hours vary


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

Industry City Ice Rink

220 36th Street

Ice skate outside on a small rink in courtyard 5/6 of this public art & high design hub ($15, $10/skate rentals). Penguin skate aids available for $10/half hour. Bag check is $5.

Enjoy candy coated hot chocolate, hot toddies, cider and other festive treat rinkside at The Frying Pan’s Wheel House Bar.

Also look for stunning seasonal installations throughout the indoor/outdoor campus, and sample an array of food in Industry City’s Food Hall and Japan Village. See our guide to Industry City.

Friday 4 – 8pm
Saturday-Sunday 10 am – 8 pm


Columbus Circle Holiday Market

Tuesday November 29, 11:00 am
Fifth Avenue & East 74th Street Upper East SIde

Shop for holiday gifts among booths featuring adorable puppets, gingerbread houses, handcrafted home accessories, handmade jewelry, and more at this charming market near the southwest entrance of Central Park. Don’t miss the nutella-stuffed churros, Japanese tacos, chocolate and savory truffles, and other delicious snacks.

Warm up in nearby Shops at Columbus Circle and watch the jazzy Holiday Under the Stars light show.

Nov 29 – Dec 24
Mon-Sat 11 am – 8 pm
Sun 11 am – 7 pm

Grand Holiday Bazaar

Sunday December 4, 10:00 am
100 West 77th Street

Shop for unique gifts from over 200 hand-picked independent local artisans, designers, craft-makers, vintage dealers, and food entrepreneurs.

Find one-of-a-kind handmade holiday decoration and giftable items: candles, skincare, fashion, handbags, vintage accessories and collectibles, handmade jewelry and furniture, rare antique silver- and glassware, and delicious artisanal treats and foods.

Profits are donated to four local public school.

Fornino Pizza Workshop

Saturday December 10, 11:00 am
55 Water Street

Learn how to make delicious pizza from one of NYC’s best pizza joints, Fornino, at Time Out Market New York.

Every other Saturday morning, Fornino leads a group of newbies in how to craft the perfect pie. Pizza-making materials provided: dough, toppings, individual workstations, chef hats and aprons as well as sparkling pomegranate toast, a goodie bag and two complimentary tickets to Jane’s Carousel, which is right outside of the market.


Holiday Julebord with Björk Cafe & Bistro

Saturday December 10, 12:00 pm
58 Park Avenue at East 38th Street Midtown

Feast at a Julebord (Christmas Table) presented by Björk Cafe & Bistro, a holiday variation of the quintessential Smörgåsbord buffet-style meal in the Scandinavian countries that includes multiple staples of Swedish cuisine served on the table. The actual Christmas season in Sweden usually begins with the St. Lucia ceremony, around the 13th of December, and leads all the way to Christmas day.

Feast from a long buffet table overloaded with the Scandinavian classics such as herring, gravlax, meatballs, Jansson’s temptations and more; each lunch and dinner seating will be accompanied by a traditional St. Lucia performance.  One cup of glogg is included with adult tickets and will be served upon arrival, with additional non-alcoholic and alcoholic drinks available for purchase.

Choose from lunch, early dinner and dinner seating. Space is limited; reserve in advance.