Chelsea in New York was another place we visited whilst in New York. This area is known for its art scene. Of course we were not aware of it when we went there. We wanted to go there specifically for the high line, which is an old rail line converted into a public park, and the chelsea market. Food was naturally the main reason why we navigate through the complex subway to get to Chelsea.
Bare in mind we were first in Brooklyn (read about it here). Chelsea felt very different from the hipster area of Brooklyn believe it or not. Chelsea certainly felt fancier with the art galleries pepper along the street and the contemporary architecture amongst the old red brick warehouse. The high line is a perfect example of how old and new merge seamlessly together. Reflecting how Chelsea is. Its like an oasis in the middle of a concrete jungle. More so when as the temperature raise above 30 degree C.
There were also a handful of food stalls in the high line and we got to try out a few of them. First was the Blue Bottle coffee (@bluebottlenyc). I like that you get to choose the way you want your coffee to be brewed. We had the drip coffee. Compared to other drip coffees we’ve had this definitely does not taste like water. For some reason the drip coffees we’ve had before tasted bland but this was pretty good!
We’ve also had soda water from Brooklyn Soda works (@BkSodaWorks). Ultra refreshing on a blistering hot day. They have the most interesting flavours like hibiscus with mint and cucumber lime and sea salt. Taste really good. Wish we had them here in DE too. They were also in Smorgsburg at the Brooklyn food market and we had a couple of drinks there too. The first sip is like opening a birthday present. Wondering how each flavour will taste and always pleasantly surprised by how lovely it is.
Dropped by the taco truck (@TheTacoTruck) for lunch. I had the Pollo Asado (Below, image bottom) and the Husband had Al Pastor (Below image on top). The meat in the sandwich was soft and tender. Nice and cheesy. The Husband devoured the sandwich in 2mins. Says two things. That it is tasty but also that the portion is ‘bite’ size. I added avocados to my taco and wolfed it down pretty quickly as well because I was also hungry. Was a pretty satisfying meal.
The next day we went back to Chelsea Market for breakfast and a bit of shopping. Chelsea market is located in the Meat packing district. It is basically a huge indoor food hall. There are many different food stall in chelsea market. From fresh seafood to dried herbs. Go there with an empty stomach and you will be able to enjoy fresh lobsters, sushi, artisanal cheese, cupcakes and fresh bread. You sure will not have to worry about not finding something you like to eat there.
Our first stop in Chelsea market was Sarabeth’s. We were drawn to the open concept kitchen and the smell of fresh bread. Its hard to resist. I think they should be known for their home-made marmalade? Not too sure. We grabs a “cronut” looking pastry and a blubbery corn muffin with homemade marmalade. Though I am not a big fan of marmalade, that was certainly something that may change my mind about marmalade. I could have them with some butter on a white bread the whole day. Try it when you are there.
This oil vinegar salt beer shop was our playground. We tasted a ton of amazing vinegar and oil flavours. Coffee vinegar, pomegranate vinegar, walnut oil, smoked salt. We would have loved to buy some oils and vinegar back but they were too difficult to transport so we got some salt instead. Look out for special salt mention in our future recipes ;)
The last stop was Eleni’s New York. How can you visit NYC without having cupcakes? I will not say that this is the place to go to for cupcakes. But we certainly had a cupcake feast at Elenis’s. Red velvet cupcake. Peanut butter cupcake. Oreo cupcake. Simple chocolate cupcake. My favourite? The Red velvet cupcake of course. The Husband’s favourite peanut butter cupcake.
Now image after eating all these amazing food we discovered the Smorgeburg (here) weekend food market in Brooklyn. It was a difficult food day for us.