5. There’s a Secret Restaurant Called the Tippler Underneath Chelsea Market
The Tippler is a hard restaurant to find if you don’t know what you’re looking for. Located at the bottom of a spiral staircase on West 15th street, in between a lumberyard and an auto repair shop, it is a pop of gilded luxury hidden under the earth. Its design riffs on the Market’s industrial past, retaining some of the original brick and iron while adding colorful fairy lights and a well-stocked bar.
There’s a lot of incredible food in the Chelsea Market, though, so don’t fill up too much at any one particular spot. You can get toasted cheese from Lucy’s Whey, chicken pot pie at Green Table, gelato at L’Arte de Gelato, and about a million other things.