People tend to check in during these times:
Love coming here especially free samples
Really cool spot. Wander the aisles and check out all the cool stalls along the perimeter.
So many vegan options. There's a Japanese place in there I love
Lot of good fresh produce here.
Great selection of prepared food and cheap groceries.
A small market hall with fresh produce, cheese shop and this Japanese bento stand you have to try!
Go for fresh fish and meat and really good prices.
Easiest way to get here is to take the F to Delancey or the JMZ to Essex
So many artisanal & local eateries here. They also have plenty of produce
Great for finding ingredients for Cuban and Puerto Rican cooking.
Sensory overload. So much goodness.
Lots of fresh produce. Good tacos and coffee
Collection of artisanary food shops. As a New Yorker, their open hours is something you have to get used to if you want to frequent this place...
Cool place to browse
An amazing market with affordable (and good) produce and small artisan shops/food stands. And Bostonians, they have a Formaggio Kitchen here!
Good spot for specialty foods eg cheeses. Seems expensive.
Tons of produce selections from the Caribbean, as well as some cool pantry items.
Great market that tends to fly under the radar. Nice old-school vibe with a huge array of options. Produce is super diverse. Prices cannot be beat.
Lower East Side's best supermarket!
When youre looking for Mexican and Latin ingredients, you cant pass this up. Also, tacos!
Staple of the original LES. Get your seafood, produce, dairy and more.
Great shops for variety of things from gelato, to smoked fish to the finest heritage beef/pork!
Make sure you stop by Brooklyn Taco. It's a sin not to try it.
Love the variety of stores.
Big market. Try it!
Great Mexi grocery stand selling all things including Nopal, which is essential & hard to find for any Chicana living in NYC. We gotta have our nopales y huevos for bfast!
Sometimes you need to state the obvious
Historic indoor marketplace with great meat, cheese, fish, sweets, and some of our favorite food stalls in town.
Cheapest nirvana coco water with aloe around!
The barber offers $12 haircuts and is a solid option given the astronomical cost of the LES Salons and the long wait times and the neighborhood barber shops.
sushi grade tuna
So many vendors with so many different products from around the world. Not to mention specialty stores.
One of the best places for mexican ingredients. Plus there are some terrific speciality shops. Great place to spend a Saturday morning. If you want to get yelled at eat at Shopsins it may be worth it.
Eat at Brooklyn Taco! It's a must have.
Best place to buy fresh produce, bread, meat and cheese.
May carry quenepas in the summer. This fruit, aka Spanish Lime, is like a cross between a lychee and a lime, with tart, tangy, creamy pulp.
Essex Street Market began in 1940 as part of an effort by Mayor Fiorello H. LaGuardia to find a new place for street merchants to do business.
Great spot for cheap groceries, Mexican produce, cheese, Japanese, nuts, fresh fish, etc etc.
Can't believe I only just found out about this place. I love this supermarket! Great selection of produce and its cheap for NYC!!
do not recommend shopsins. crazy rude service
Boubouki, the Greek stall, has this unassuming yellow cake with fresh pears, dusted with confectioner's sugar. It's may not look sexy but you're really missing out if you don't try a slice.
Great indoor market.. really good sandwiches and also really good muffins!
Ruffian after party
Check out the food stalls and sandwich shop attached to the butcher counter
This La Guardia-era market is one of the few remnants of the rapidly gentrifying Lower East Side.
If you live in 10002, get an Alias Zipcard to get 10% off on cured meats at Heritage Meat Shop, home of the best cured meats in the area.
The cheese, bread, and meat here are some of the best in the city. The produce is pretty good but dirt cheap.