Showing posts with label Essex Street Market. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Essex Street Market. Show all posts

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

The all-new Essex Market debuts in its new Essex Crossing home

[Photo yesterday via EVG reader Ann Marie Duross]

The all-new Essex Market officially opened yesterday (after a weekend sneak preview) in its new state-of-the-art home at Essex Crossing ... across the street from its location of nearly 80 years.

There was a ribbon cutting and all that...

In total, the new Essex Market features 37 vendors, including the 21 from the previous space.

There are previews galore around the webs ... you can find coverage at Curbed ... Untapped Cities ... Eater ... Time Out ... the Lo-Down ... amNY ... and Bowery Boogie.

And here are the list of vendors (via H/T Eater!):

Prepared Foods
Peasant Stock
Davidovich Bakery
Cafe d’Avignon
Ni Japanese Deli
Nordic Preserves, Fish & Wildlife Co.
Arancini Bros.
Puebla Mexican Food
Dominican Cravings
Don Ceviche
Eat Gai
Mille Nonne
Heros & Villains

Essex Farm Fruits & Vegetables
Luna Brothers Fruit Plaza
Viva Fruits & Vegetables
Luis Meat Market
New Star Fish Market
Essex Shambles

Porto Rico Importing Co.
Formaggio Essex
Essex Olive & Spice
Top Hops Beer Shop
Valley Shepherd Creamery
Josephine’s Feast
Sugar Sweet Sunshine
Flower Power
L.E.S. Ice Cream Factory
Roni Sue’s Chocolates

The new Essex Market will also include two full-service restaurants. Later this year, Roni Mazumdar, whose résumé includes the Indian restaurants Rahi and Adda, will bring Dhamaka to the space.

The new Essex market is at the southeast corner of Essex and Delancey.

The market is open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.

The old Essex Crossing shut its door on May 5 — that structure will eventually be razed for a high-rise residential building.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

The annual Essex Street Market block party is Saturday

Via the EVG inbox...

On Saturday, May 20, Essex Street Market is throwing its annual Block Party from 12-5 p.m. outside on Essex Street. This springtime affair features the latest and greatest food vendors from both the Essex Street Market and Lower East Side.

Find more details, including a list of vendors and musical guests, here.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Osaka Grub bringing Japanese fast food to the Essex Street Market

The Essex Street Market, 120 Essex St., has a new vendor ... Osaka Grub, which serves Japanese street food, officially opens today after a practice run this past weekend.

Via the EVG inbox...

Osaka Grub’s specialty is okonomiyaki, which is a savory ‘pancake’ originating from Osaka, Japan. They offer three versions; the classic shrimp & pork, a fully vegetarian miso mushroom, and an okonomiyaki slider. The okonomiyaki slider is a Japanese-American mashup which uses two mini pancakes to sandwich a beef patty. Karaage (Japanese fried chicken) and hashimaki (okonomiyaki on a stick.

Osaka Grub’s founders are London expat David Senn and native New Yorker Diana Tam. The co-owners met in Tokyo, Japan where they lived and worked for a combined 8 years. A shared love for okonomiyaki spurred the beginning of this fast food startup. They debuted in the LIC Flea & Food in April 2015.

They will be open six days a week from Tuesday – Sunday.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Puebla Mexican Food opens today in the Essex Street Market

[Photo by Stacie Joy]

Back on Tuesday, EVG correspondent Stacie Joy reported that Irma Marin had found a new home for her restaurant in the Essex Street Market.

And Stacie says that everything has quickly come together for Marin and her Puebla Mexican Food food stall: She is opening for business today.

Marin hopes to be serving by noon. (Today's Market hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. And 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday.)

Marin closed her 25-year-old location on First Avenue in March due to a rent increase.

Previously on EV Grieve:
Puebla Mexican Food is closing after 25 years on 1st Avenue

You'll now have until March 23 to visit Puebla Mexican Food on 1st Avenue

Puebla Mexican Food closes on 1st Avenue; Villacemita opens on Avenue A

First look at the new Puebla Mexican Food in Essex Street Market

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

First look at the new Puebla Mexican Food in Essex Street Market

Photos and text by Stacie Joy

When we last saw Irma Marin in March, she was shuttering her much-loved, 25-year-old restaurant on First Avenue due to rent/landlord issues.

[EVG photo from March]

As we first reported at the time, Marin was looking into possibly opening a Puebla Mexican Food stall at the Essex Street Market.

Here's some good news for those who love her burritos, tacos and tortas, not to mention her guacamole, mole, and salsa — she’s

Marin and her family were able to secure a new spot at the Essex Street Market ... and we got a chance to see her last week right after she received approval for the space.

Marin says she’ll have a similar menu to her restaurant at 47 First Ave. between East Second Street and East Third Street. She'll also be offering delivery via the usual sources — Seamless, Grub Hub,, etc.

The current space, which will have several stools for diners, is a place-holder where she can vend until sometime in 2018, when the new Essex Street Market is slated to open. Marin and her family have been promised a spot at the new location.

As of now, she is several weeks out from opening her new Puebla Mexican Food. She said that she can’t wait to see her old customers again — and to meet some new faces.

Previously on EV Grieve:
Puebla Mexican Food is closing after 25 years on 1st Avenue

You'll now have until March 23 to visit Puebla Mexican Food on 1st Avenue

Puebla Mexican Food closes on 1st Avenue; Villacemita opens on Avenue A

About Puebla Mexican Food's abrupt closure, and future at the Essex Street Market

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Reminders: SPURA review hearings today

A last-minute reminder in the EV Grieve inbox ... edited a bit...

[via The Lo-Down]

The City of New York is continuing its discussions and decisions regarding the SPURA site on and near Delancey and Essex Streets. There will be two sessions today at which people can again speak out on behalf of preserving (or not) the historic Essex Street Market, which remains an option for CB3's recommendation to the city (see David McWater's draft testimony here).

Today's public scoping — specifically to hear comments from the public — is divided into two timeframes: 3 to 5:30 pm and again at 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. You may come and speak at either session for up to 3 minutes and/or you can submit written comments about the Draft Scope of Work for an Environmental Impact Study of the SPURA project (now known as "The Seward Park Mixed-Use Development Project"), or specifically about keeping the current Essex Street Market intact, in its historic location.

More information here.

University Settlement's Speyer Hall
184 Eldridge Street, Second Floor

Read more on this issue at The Lo-Down .... and BoweryBoogie ... who have following the story...

Saturday, June 25, 2011

'Add this to the long list of vanishing New York institutions: Jeffrey’s Meat Market'

In case you missed this report from The Wall Street Journal late yesterday afternoon:

Add this to the long list of vanishing New York institutions: Jeffrey’s Meat Market.

When Jeffrey’s, believed by many to be Essex Street Market’s longest-tenured seller, vacated a couple of months ago, the owner and city officials hoped for its return.

But this week Jeffrey Ruhalter – the business’s charismatic fourth-generation owner – confirmed that he’s not coming back to the city-owned market on the Lower East Side.

“I’m leaving the Essex market,” said Ruhalter, 55 years old. “Right now, honestly I’m still numb from it. I started working there when I was six years old. We moved into Essex Street Market the day it opened and we’ve been there ever since. It’s hard to accept.”

The Lo-Down has more here.

This news prompted BoweryBoogie to ask a bold-faced question:

Seriously, what the fuck is happening to our neighborhood?

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Reminders tonight: Supporting the Essex Street Market

From Cynthia Lamb in a post at the Lo-Down:

The future of the Essex Street Market is finally being brought to the table at the upcoming Community Board 3 meeting [tonight at 6:30 pm, 189 Allen Street], in light of the public outcry over its possible demolition. The agenda calls for a discussion, which includes representatives from Project for Public Spaces, an organization that seeks to “transform public spaces into vital places that highlight local assets, spur rejuvenation and serve common needs.” The Essex Street Market already is a vital place and a local asset; it can continue to be rejuvenated, and it does serve common needs. How fortunate we are to have such a lively, diverse, historic market in our neighborhood.

[Photo via The Lo Down]

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

How you can support the Essex Street Market

During the SPURA debates, BoweryBoogie reports that someone floated the idea of moving the Essex Street Market. As he notes, LES resident Cynthia Lamb is leading the crusade against such plans. Sign the petition to keep the market where it is ... find the petition here.

[Image via]