Market Tasting Tour (Sunday's)

Join our friends at Turnstile Tours to explore our historic marketplace. On this 90-minute walking and tasting tour, you'll visit 5-6 vendors, from fishmongers and cheesemongers to bakers, coffee roasters, and restaurateurs. Taste their delicious food and learn about the role Essex Street Market has played in the Lower East Side over its 78-year history. 

Tickets available for purchase here!

Free Talk: Women In Food Networking & Panel Event

Are you thinking about starting or growing your own food business? On Tuesday, March 27th at 6:30pm, hear from 4 different female entrepreneurs who are embedded in the various stages of turning their vision of a viable food business into a reality.

The panel discussion will be moderated by Hannah Goldberg, Founder of Tanabel, and include complimentary snacks from both our panelists and Essex Street Market vendors.

Learn more and RSVP for FREE here!

Celebrate Spring: Crafting & Candy

Spring is finally on the horizon, and we're kicking off the season with a family-focused day of crafting and candy-ing! Kids of all ages are invited to join us in the center corridor to decorate their own Easter bunny cutout or Passover plate, and fill Easter eggs or decorate matzo crackers with treats from Economy Candy. 

Find us in the public seating area next to Davidovich Bagels from 11am-1pm!

Reinventing Black Foodways with Chef JJ Johnson

In this very special edition of Talk:Taste: Evenings at Essex Street Market on Thursday, April 26th, Chef JJ Johnson speaks with Therese Nelson, Founder of Black Culinary History, an organization dedicated to examining the pasts and presents of African American culinary professionals. Their discussion will center around how Black chefs have historically been boxed into a certain type of cooking, and examine how their food can be valued for its creativity and deliciousness at face value.

Learn more about our panelists and register for this FREE event here!

The Annual Essex Street Market Block Party!

We're celebrating Essex Street Market's 78th birthday -- and final year before moving to Essex Crossing -- with a good ol' fashioned Block Party! This is a true neighborhood bash: grilling, chilling, and jamming -- what more do you need? Save the date for Saturday, May 19th!