Essex Street Market specializes in a wide variety of culinary products including gourmet cheeses, premium cuts of meat, fresh fish and general grocery items. We are a public market made up of many smaller merchants who pride themselves on getting to know their customers. Our friendly merchants offer distinctive products in a welcoming, community-oriented environment. You can be on a first-name basis with your butcher, cheese seller, grocer, and fishmonger. And if you're in the mood to nosh, our prepared-food merchants and restaurants can satisfy any appetite.
In recent years, many new residents have again moved to the Lower East Side, causing another shift in the character of the neighborhood. Infusing a new vitality and more money into the area, these residents bring new expectations for the Market. They value the rich cultural and historical traditions of the neighborhood and also seek a wider variety of culinary products. As a result, the Market now offers a range of culinary products that include gourmet cheeses, premium cuts of meat, fresh fish and a host of other products for every palette. Extending a long tradition of dedication to the needs of market visitors, Essex Street Market continues to offer personalized service, a passion for quality and a connection to both the history and the culture of the Lower East Side.