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welcome


Essex Street Market is a historic culinary destination on NYC's Lower East Side. 
We're open Monday through Saturday 8am to 7pm, Sunday 10am to 6pm.

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Essex Street Market is a historic culinary destination on NYC's Lower East Side. 
We're open Monday through Saturday 8am to 7pm, Sunday 10am to 6pm.

A Destination

Essex Street Market specializes in a wide variety of culinary products including gourmet cheeses, premium cuts of meat, fresh fish and general grocery items. We are a public market made up of many smaller merchants who pride themselves on getting to know their customers.

Our friendly merchants offer distinctive products in a welcoming, community-oriented environment. You can be on a first-name basis with your butcher, cheese seller, grocer, and fishmonger. 

And if you're in the mood to nosh, our prepared-food merchants and restaurants can satisfy any appetite.

Produce & Groceries

Quality produce to tempt your taste buds.

premium meats & fish

Cuts and catches for any occasion.

gourmet Foods

Exceptional variety and unmatched flavor.

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Meet the Merchants


Meet the dynamic merchants who shape the market's character and reflect its long tradition of cultural diversity and connection to the community.

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Meet the Merchants


Meet the dynamic merchants who shape the market's character and reflect its long tradition of cultural diversity and connection to the community.

Many of the shops are owner-operated and each owner has an individual story and unique personality that adds flavor to their already delicious offerings. Ready to share their experiences and knowledge, they give a warm and welcoming neighborhood feel to the Market. 

The Merchants at Essex Street may all be under one roof, but they come from around the city and all over the world. Savor global and local cuisines from Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, Connecticut, Greece, Japan, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Korea, Russia, and Sweden.

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The Market


A culturally diverse culinary destination on the Lower East Side with a strong connection to the community

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The Market


A culturally diverse culinary destination on the Lower East Side with a strong connection to the community

distinctive
shops

and local flavor

The Essex Street Market and the Essex Street Merchants have been fixtures on the Lower East Side since 1939. With its melting pot of distinctive shops that carry a variety of foods and other entertaining items, shopping at the Essex Street Market has always been a unique experience. 

personal
touch

with singular service

In addition to the fresh produce and perfectly prepared foods, you’ll thoroughly enjoy the special ingredients of care, pride, and personal touch that go into everything that comes from the Market.

diverse selections

from food to culture

Local residents get personalized service as they gather to browse a diverse collection of goods and sundries including organic meats, fish, pastries, artisan breads and cheeses, and fresh produce as well as visit several restaurants and an art gallery.