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.