2. Gotham West Market in Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan

Gotham West Market, located on 11th Avenue in Hell’s Kitchen, is one of New York City’s most talked about food courts. In an area that had previously lacked a lot of food options, the location was chosen to draw people into moving to Gotham West. The market, while not the first of its kind in the city, sparked the trend that led to the high amount of fancy food courts that have since been built.

From cured meats, sushi, ramen, and innovative sandwiches, the Gotham West Market offers a wide variety of food all served up with its Hell’s Kitchen charm. There’s a sign outside of the market that reads, “You are what you eat so make it good” and vendors and patrons alike follow that advice daily.