Image courtesy Essex Street Market

The historic Essex Street Market began offering a home delivery service to customers last week. Partnering with Mercato, a food delivery service, the new service will provide an enhanced shopping experience by allowing customers to purchase various prepared foods and grocery products available in-store directly to your home. 

While this Lower East Side mainstay will be moving locations soon, but it’s never too late experience some of its amazing products. So while there are plenty of online food shopping platforms available across the city today, this partnership brings the market that’s been around since the 1940s directly to you.

Now, customers not physically there have the same access to the products sold including prepared food from vendors (and grocers) like I.M. Pastry Studio, Tra La La Juice Bar, Saxelby Cheesemongers, Luna Brothers. There is even same-day delivery service for purchases over $10. Intrigued? Try the service out now, and use code ESSEXMRKTFREE for free delivery.

Photo by Nina LoSchiavo/Lower East Side Partnership

Additionally, Essex Street Market will undergo another change coming next summer. The Market will move from its current location at 120 Essex Street where it has been for almost 80 years, to the new Essex Crossing facility on the south side of Delancey Street directly across the street. The Market will be located on the ground floor of Site 2 of the facility as part of the Marketline, a three-block long underground marketplace.

Essex Crossing will be a 1.9 million square-feet residential, commercial and community space that will feature 37,000 square feet of new market facility, 4,700 square feet of mezzanine seating and flexible space for events, extended shopping hours and a demonstration kitchen for public classes and catered events.

Rendering of The Market Line, the underground marketplace inside Essex Crossing. Image via SHoP Architects

Rendering of the Market Line inside Essex Crossing. The space will have a light-scoop, a 40-ft tall glass wall that will bring natural light into the marketplace. Image via SHoP Architects.

Handel Architects is behind the design for the new building in Essex Crossing where the Essex Street Market will move to.

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