Photo by myself near Madison Square Park, at 23rd Street and Fifth Avenue.
From now until October 23rd, Mad. Sq. Mark't is open daily for business.
Normally I don't enjoy street fairs, but this is beyond the typical street fair. Mad. Sq. Mark't resembles the outdoor shopping booths displayed in Grand Central and Union Square during holiday time, which is not so far from now.
You can find everything from handmade jewelry, art and clothing to the most decadent foods imaginable, here. The weather was nice on Sunday (yay!) so Mark, Rupert and I dragged ourselves outside.
This vendor is a family business, having sold fresh spices for over four generations.
Deciding between hats shaped like animals, to the left, and fashion hats, to the right.
Delicious made-to-order sweet and savory crepes are served at Crepe Suzette.
There is a 'shop' part to the market and an 'eat' part, which is a smart idea. You can survey the snacks and dessert booths, before retiring to a nice cafe table with an umbrella.
I had some incredibly intense raspberry gelato, while Mark had a Nutella crepe. The folks at Crepe Suzette were kind enough to allow me to take a photo from behind the counter.
Lucky us, Mad. Sq. Mark't will be around for another three weeks! Unfortunately, I couldn't find a complete listing of the vendors.
Click here for a foodie review of the Mad. Sq. Mark't booths, on Midtown Lunch.
Click here for the Mad. Sq. Mark't website.
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