Fresh Bites: FREE Cooking Class

Every Wednesday starting at 10:30am, join us for free cooking and nutrition workshops at the Market! Learn how to make delicious, affordable meals using fresh fruits and vegetables. These classes are free and open to the public (no advance registration necessary!), and also translated into Spanish.

Join us every Wednesday for a new recipe and lesson! This week we'll be preparing a Gingered Beet & Carrot Slaw and reviewing how to read ingredient lists on packaged foods.

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!

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!

Fresh Bites: FREE Cooking Classes!

Every Wednesday starting at 10:30am, join us for free cooking and nutrition workshops at the Market! Learn how to make delicious, affordable meals using fresh fruits and vegetables. These classes are free and open to the public (no advance registration necessary!), and also translated into Spanish.

Join us every Wednesday for a new recipe and lesson! This week we'll be preparing a Rosemary White Bean Dip and discussing the benefits of beans.

Jane's Walk: Food Tasting Tour (Friday)

We are pleased to participate in Jane's Walk NYC, a global festival of free, citizen-led walking tours inspired by urban activist Jane Jacobs.

Join us on Friday, May 4th at 3pm inside Essex Street Market for a FREE walking and tasting tour of the market. You'll sample 5 small bites from a variety of our unique food vendors, and learn about New York City's public market history.

You must register by emailing us at info@esmva.org with your name and number of attendees.

Jane's Walk: Food Tasting Tour (Saturday)

We are pleased to participate in Jane's Walk NYC, a global festival of free, citizen-led walking tours inspired by urban activist Jane Jacobs.

Join us on Saturday, May 5th at 11am inside Essex Street Market for a FREE walking and tasting tour of the market. You'll sample 5 small bites from a variety of our unique food vendors, and learn about New York City's public market history.

You must register by emailing us at info@esmva.org with your name and number of attendees.

Trivia Night! LES Food History

Join us for trivia night on Tuesday, May 8th at 6:30pm! In celebration of Lower East Side History Month we're diving into 100 years of flavorful food history.

You and a friend -- perhaps old or new! -- will pair up to answer 15 foodie facts related to the Lower East Side. 3 winners will go home with prizes featuring market vendors' best-selling products.

Plus, enjoy complementary refreshments while you test your LES knowledge. Simply RSVP here for free and we'll see you on May 8th!

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!