Essex St Market

On my last day in New York I wandered over to the Lower East Side to visit the Tenement Museum. They were really busy so I had an hour and a half to kill before my tour of ‘Irish Immigrants’ began. The kind people in the museum provided me with a self-guided walking tour to help keep me amused. I didn’t get very far though because the first stop takes you to the Essex Street Market and I then happily wandered around looking at all the different produce on display.

There is a large variety of cuisines and foods on offer here – traditional Greek pastries, very American flavours of peanut butter, French breads, whoopie pies and loads of vegetables that I’d never seen in a shop before including dandelion, cactus pear, sour oranges and aloe. It was fascinating. 

The cinnamon raisin swirl peanut butter looks fascinating!