Chelsea market, nestled in the meatpacking district on 9th Avenue (Between 15th and 16 Streets) is an enclosed urban food court and shopping mall. The building itself is full of history and charm in fact, the market is in the former National Biscuit Company (Nabisco) factory complex where the Oreo cookie was invented and produced! The urban vibe mixed with history and good A.C creates a good place to sit and enjoy the environment ( and your company).
Located about midway through the complex and facing 15th Street (which means you can’t really see it from the market’s central corridor), you will find Seed + Mill. Seed + Mill, Hechsher under United Kosher Supervision, is a cute little kiosk dedicated almost entirely to artisanal, flavored cakes of halava, reminiscent of those in Israel. I did you all a favor and tested quite a few flavors – pistachio chocolate is my favorite followed by nutella. Grab a slice of halava and either have a seat in one of the nooks of the market or head outside to the highline.
The highline is another urbanized piece of history in the Chelsea area. The old elevated train tracks now converted into a garden is a wonderful place to take a walk and enjoy the views of the city and the Hudson. One of the lesser known gems of the highline is the ability to feel closer to the stars with the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York. Every Tuesday from dusk until closing large high power telescopes are set out on the highline near 14th for stargazing.
Kosher in the area:
Sushi Tokyo just opened up a location in Chelsea on 19th St. You can choose to eat at one of the bar stools in the shop or take your sushi to go and enjoy it in either the market or the highline. Hechsher under the OK certification