7. Chelsea Market in Chelsea, Manhattan
Located near the Meatpacking District in Manhattan, the Chelsea Market is one of the most famous and sought out food markets in New York City, attracting over 6 million visitors every year. The market has a whopping 35 vendors serving food that ranged from cheesecakes to nuts to pasta and tacos.
The area’s history with food dates back to the time of the Algonquin Native Americans who “traded their game on the banks of the Hudson River” at the same spot. The building used to be the location of the National Biscuit Company factory, more commonly referred to as Nabisco, and the remnants of this time can still be seen as murals and Nabisco memorabilia are displayed within the food court.