8 Food Halls in New York City That You Must Include In Your Itinerary

NYC Food Halls

Move aside, Michelin-star restaurants and other fancy dining destinations; because food halls in New York City are all the rage right now.

From industrial-looking warehouses to contemporary modern establishments, The Empire State’s food halls are as diverse as its demographics. Food halls are where you can sample a myriad of cuisines at relatively affordable prices.

The success of food halls is a win-win situation for all parties involved. A sense of community is restored, cooks get to showcase their products at a lower cost and patrons can relish in gourmet satisfaction at slashed prices. From Chelsea Market, Gotham West Market to The Plaza Food Hall, here are 8 Food Halls in New Yock City that you must include in your itinerary.

The Lobster Place Lobster Roll


Chelsea Market boats more than 35 food vendors and attracts approximately six million visitors each year. From fresh lobsters, baked doughnuts to artisanal meat, you can easily spend half a day here and eat to your heart’s content.

75 9th Ave, New York
NY 10011, USA
Mon to Sat: 7am – 9pm
Sun: 8am – 9pm
Tel: +1 212-652-2110
Nearest Station: 14 Street

Eataly NYCSource: Pinterest


The Eataly Brand can be found across the world, including in the Flat Iron district in the Big Apple. This is the go-to place whenever you need to purchase some specially imported Italian ingredients or indulge in some mouthwatering Italian cuisine.

200 Fifth Avenue, New York
NY 10010, USA
Tel: +1 212-229-2560
Daily: 9am – 11pm
Nearest Station: 23 Street

Gansevoort MarketSource: NY Eater


The 8000-square-foot Gansevoort Market—located in the meatpacking district—is one of the locals’ favourite dining destinations. The sheer number of food vendors will leave you giddy with glee. Sink your teeth into Burger, Inc. NYC’s tantalising burgers, devour a nourishing bowl of Hawaiian poké from Gotham Poke, savour authentic crêpes from Crêpe Sucre and more!

353 W 14th St, New York
NY 10014, USA
Daily: 8am – 8pm
Tel: +1 646-678-3231
Nearest Station: 14 Street

Grand Central MarketSource: Yelp


Located in the iconic Grand Central Terminal itself, the Grand Central Market is where you can pick up local produce and a handful of munchies before you board the next train. From the world-famous Magnolia Bakery to everyone’s all-time favourite burger joint Shake Shack, there is indeed magnificent food at every turn.

89 E 42nd St, New York
NY 10017, USA
Tel: +1 212-340-2583
Mon to Fri: 7am – 9pm
Nearest Station: Grand Central Terminal

Gotham West MarketSource: Bon Appetit


Spanning across 10,000 square feet, Gotham West Market features an eclectic mix of shops selling all sorts of food thinkable. From Mexican tacos, Japanese ramen to Spanish tapas, there is definitely something here for everyone.

600 11th Ave, New York
NY 10036, USA
Tel: +1 212-582-7940
Sun to Thu: 7am – 11pm
Fri and Sat: 7am – 12am
Nearest Station: 42nd St-Port Authority

SmorgasburgSource: Smorgasburg


Smorgasburg is more of an outdoor market and we absolutely love its laid back vibes. It all started as a humble Brooklyn market, but its popularity grew exponentially and the rest is history. With more than 100 food vendors to visit, this is seriously every glutton’s paradise.

90 Kent Ave, Brooklyn
NY 11211, USA
Daily: 6am – 8pm
Nearest Station: Bedford Avenue

the pennsySource: NY Daily News


The Pennsy is one of New York City’s newest food halls, but the 8,000-square-foot high-end food hall is already winning the hearts of New Yorkers. Look forward to a plethora of gourmet offerings such as meat-centric sandwiches, gluten-free fare and even vegan dishes!

2 Pennsylvania Plaza, New York
NY 10121, USA
Tel: +1 917-475-1830
Daily: 11am – 9pm
Nearest Station: 34 Street – Herald Sq

The Plaza Food HallSource: Gowaterside


Located on the concourse level of The Plaza Hotel is a luxurious food hall. Walk around and you will find Lady M Confections, Luke’s Lobster and several other vendors. There is even a caviar boutique where you can indulge in premium fish roe.

1 W 59th St, New York
NY 10019, USA
Tel: +1 212-986-9260
Mon to Sat: 8am – 9.30pm
Sun: 11am – 6pm
Nearest Station: 5 Avenue

For more recommendations, read our New York’s food & travel guides.