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Monday, June 18, 2012

Perusing Chelsea Market

So while my mom has been off crafting, baking and creating in Northern Michigan, I have been excelling at shopping and spending money on crafty-looking things- but I've been doing it at fun places! Do I get points for that? 

I hope so. Here's a little photographic walk-about of one of the places in my neighborhood that I frequent: Chelsea Market. An indoor shopping market, it's full of speciality food shops, decorative home stores and other surprise pop-ups. Below are just a few of the locations I've recently paid visits too. 


Street-side shot of the market.


The Chelsea Wine Vault: an essential stopping point. They give out samples!


Fresh fishes! Yes, it's possible in New York. All their seafood is ocean fresh and delicious. The lobster bisque is dietary staple of mine during the winter. Now, it's hand-rolled sushi by this guy. 




Looks shrimpy. 




Oysters! 



Salts from The Filling Station make excellent gifts for the culinary inclined. White Truffle Oil flavored salt and Merlot are two of my favorites. The shop even recommends which foods the salts pair best with it. So knowledgable. 


They also carry similarly flavored oils.


The Tuck Shop: delicious Australian pot pies. 


Coincidentally, a shop called the Nut Shop carries a seemingly infinite variety of nuts...and also chocolates, dried fruits and granolas. There are several outposts of the nuttery, one of which I used to stop at before the movies to pick up snacks. Wasabi peanuts go great with comedies!




Things that look scary but are really AMAZING. There's nothing you can't cut with one of these knives form the Bowery Kitchen. 



You can never have too many wood spoons. 



Between my mom and I we have approximately a zillion of theses colored colanders. 


Get exact!




38 comments:

In My Wild Eden said...

Hi Andrea. That was so fun! What wonderful shops! You have made me yearn for wooden spoons and sushi! I can't wait to see where you go next!

Em S said...

The first thing that came to mind was YUM!

Pride In Photos said...

I loved traveling with you thru these photos...such fun!
Laurie @ Pride in Photos
Coming from Blueberry Craft

Madelief said...

Hi Andrea,

Chelsea market looks like a great place to shop. Especially the kitchen department looks very much worthwhile!

Happy new week!

Madelief x

Olive Cooper said...

Oh I want at least forty of the knives and spoons....

missing moments said...

What fun and so much color and richness! The few times that I have been there, it has been very hard to leave!

Gypsy Heart said...

A shopper's paradise! I know I would just go wild in there. Love the assortment of salts and oils just to mention a couple of things.

Thanks so much for sharing! I look forward to more.

Tell your Mom hello,ok? :-)

xo
Pat

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Thanks for taking me on this great fieldtrip! So fun!

Liz - Imageremix said...

The Chelea market is such fun! I can't wait to go along for the rest of the tour. Your images are so cool!
Liz

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Thanks for the tour! Looks like a neat place to shop!

Red Rose Alley said...

Andrea,
Chelsea Market looks like a fun and wonderful place to go. I love the market places. There are always goodies to buy and take home with you. Your pictures are very nice.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Zena said...

This market looks like a wonderful place, thanks for sharing, I have enjoyed your post and photos

Beverly said...

Now, that is a shopping market to love. Who could resist bringing home goodies?!

Danelle said...

I love these kinds of markets! So many great things to photograph....and buy!

Lynn Proctor said...

wow how amazing!! hi i am a new follower!

Sarah said...

Love this market. Thanks for taking us along.

Cynthia Eloise said...

awesome place to shop, to much to do in one day. besides there is that item you really want back at the first shop. love these kind of markets.

Lori_Z said...

Great shots, what a wonderful, interesting place.

Full Circle Creations said...

Can I go shopping with you sometime? Oh how I wish...I've always wanted to live in NYC...don't think I'll ever get the chance. Thanks for the tour. Love the pics! Thanks for linking up to the All Star Block Party. New follower now!

Holly

Meg said...

That was fun! I'm a foodie of sorts and loved seeing this!

XO

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

Wow, thanks for this field trip. I look forward to more since my husband's family lives in NYC so we visit often. Visiting from The Bunny Hop.

Marigene said...

Wow, I could do some serious damage in a place like that...probably a good thing there isn't one nearby!

Shirley Long said...

I just love the Chelsea Market. My daughter lives in the village and the market is always on our to-do list when we visit! Could spend all day there. Thanks for the memories! Shirley@SKLongImages

Shannon said...

What a great post! And great photos to go with it!!

Karena said...

Andrea I adore shops like this! So fun!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena
2012 Artists Series

Anastasia Ricks said...

Amazing!! Thanks for sharing! I am visiting from the All Star block party. It would be great if you could follow me back at http://lifeofblocks.blogspot.com/

Leah H. said...

Oh, I like the Lobsters and the Oysters:)

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Cas said...

Such a big market with all the good stuff:)

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ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Fantastic photo shots ~ looks like one could do one stop shopping ~ Very creative ~ ~ thanks, (A Creative Harbor)

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Chelsea Market is a great place to shop and spend the day :) I'm over in Jersey.


Dee

Buffi Neal said...

cool pictures!
New follower from the Blog Hop
-Buffi
My Wonderfully Dysfunctional Blog

Annmarie Pipa said...

how fun!! I'll have t show this to my college age son..he just started selling cutco knives!!

Little Susie Home Maker said...

I wish I could have gone with you! This likes a fun place to shop! I would definitely want some spoon, knives,colanders, nuts, etc... !!
I wonder what else you have to share!
Blessings,
Susie

LANA said...

Great tour! I love those colourful colanders - I want one in every colour!

Jann Olson said...

Hi Andrea, this looks like such a fun place. i would love to hang out there or an hour or two, or three, or four. lol! Love the seafood, nuts and the bright colanders. Thanks for sharing your fun time with Share Your Cup.
Hugs,
Jann

Ivy and Elephants said...

Now this is the kind of place you dream of! It must be wonderful having such an extensive market so close by.
Great shopping!
Hugs,
Patti

Ann said...

Exceptional photos, Andrea. I'd love to visit Chelsea Market.

karen@somewhatquirky said...

Wonderful photography! This looks like a good day-trip for me. See you soon!

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