Grab a coffee and flaky almond croissant at Cafe D'avignon at Essex Market. Essex Market is the oldest food market in NYC. Recently moved into a new building with seating upstairs, the market consists of over 100 food vendors that pride themselves on building relationships with their customers. From Peruvian to Japanese to a butcher, fresh seafood, specialty cheeses, and organic winery find all your culinary needs here! I love strolling through and trying something new.
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 1818 when it began as a covered market on Grand Street between Essex and Ludlow streets. 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.