6. Gansevoort Market in the Meatpacking District, Manhattan
Gansevoort Market, located on 14th Street, has a rich and storied history dating back to 1884. The original market was named after Peter Gansevoort, who was a Revolutionary War figure. It served as the first open-air market where patrons could buy and sell produce at the Fort Gansevoort location. Similar to the popular markets today, in 1884, a patron noted that “During the dark hours of early morning, as hundreds of wagons of all descriptions converge upon the market, pandemonium reigns as traffic chokes the thoroughfares for blocks around.” That sounds eerily familiar to current New York City whenever a new food trend is created.
The current market has an industrial aesthetic that ties together the past and present versions of the market while still creating a modern feel. Popular vendors at the market include Hold my Knots, Mission Ceviche, and Burger, Inc.