The mission of Essex Market is to support small businesses that provide the Lower East Side with fresh, affordable, and high quality food items.
Essex Market has been a fixture on the Lower East Side since 1888 when it began as an outdoor pushcart market. Shopping at Essex Market has always been a unique experience, as local residents and visitors alike gather to browse a diverse collection of goods. Our vendors all have an individual story and distinctive personality that adds flavor to their already delicious offerings. Ready to share their experiences and knowledge, they give a true neighborhood feel to our historic public market.
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"For food lovers, there's no question where to head...right into the Essex Street Market" — New York Daily News
"Fairfield is a modern day foodie's utopia. " — Village Post
"An unforgettable time that inspired a new relationship with cooking and eating. " — City Gazette
"No better way to spend a weekend than with good food and good friends. " — Hicks Globe