Frequently Asked Questions


Do you offer individual and/or group tours?

We love visitors and take pride in our history as much as we take pride in the food and services offered.  Our tour operator, Turnstile Tours, offers guided food and history tours. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Book your tour here.

Is filming allowing on site?

We love being on camera.  Let us know how you would like to partner for amplifying our brand, vendors, and diverse offerings. Please direct filming inquiries to lthompson@edc.nyc.

I’m interested in working at the Essex Street Market. How do I contact the hiring manager?

Each business is independently owned at the market. If you’re interested in working for a particular vendor, please contact that vendor directly. If you’re interested in a career at New York City Economic Development Corporation, visit www.edc.nyc/careers.

Where can I park?

A majority of our customer walk; however, our neighborhood has several on-street parking spaces (paid). There is also a paid parking garage directly across the street from us. How convenient is that?

I would like to know about Essex Street Market events!

Join our mailing list and explore upcoming events.

Is the market wheelchair accessible?

Yes – and there is a handicap accessible public restroom on the ground floor.

Is there an ATM on the property?

Several vendors accept credit and debit cards; however, if you need cash, the Lower East Side Credit Union’s ATM is located near Essex Farm and Rainbo Fish.

Is delivery available?

Yes, we deliver!  Some grocers offer wholesale delivery, and prepared food vendors use a number of delivery services including, but not limited to Uber Eats, Seamless, and Grub Hub.

Do you offer wholesale?

Yes – staple food and cheese vendors offer wholesale. Check with the individual vendor to determine if they offer wholesale items you desire. 

Which vendors accept EBT?

Grocers, butchers, fishmongers, and Saxelby Cheesemongers.

Does the market have lost and found?

Lost and found is managed by market security.  

Is alcohol sold at the market?

Top Hops to Go carries a number of craft beers, and Luna Brothers Fruit Plaza typically offers 4 to 5 varieties of bottled beers.

How do I rent space at the market?

If you're interested in operating a business in the City's oldest public market, call 212.312.3603; find the Market Stall Application here; or learn more here.