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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

It's Christmas All Year, at the Grand Central Market

Grand Central Station
Photo by myself outside Grand Central Station, at 42nd Street and Lexington Avenue.

The lights are up around all the major buildings here in New York, in celebration of the holidays.


I took a walk Tuesday night to Grand Central, one of my favorite buildings. Small booths were up for holiday shopping.

What many people don't know is that there is a market hall inside that's open all year round. Very similar to the food area at Harrod's in London, Grand Central Market sells specialty foods. There is always a buzz here.

Grand Central Market
A view down the Grand Central Market. Stalls sell specialty cheeses, spices, coffees, fish, veggies, baked goods and everything else you could imagine.

Grand Central Market

Grand Central Market

At times you can get good deals - two beautiful tuna steaks for the price of one, anyone? I was sorely tempted by the huge array of cheeses at Murray's. After much browsing, I left with a half dozen decorated cupcakes for Mark's sweet tooth, from Zaro's.

For those with a little time to kill before the next train to upstate New York or Connecticut, it's the perfect place to purchase a last-minute gift.

For a list of vendors at the Grand Central Market, click here.

Related posts: Grand Central and Tall Tales, Queuing Up at Grand Central Terminal and A View into Grand Central Station.


Kizz said...

Li-lac chocolates is some of my favorite chocolate in the city. I love working close to their Grand Central outpost.

Olivier said...

j'adore ce Market dans Grand Central, ils vendent du bon pain et du tres bon chocolats. Que cela me redonne envie de retourner à NYC

Barbaro said...

Grand Central is so beautiful; it kills me to think what they've done to Penn Station.

Christina said...

I want to be there!
What an invitingly festive shoot.

Blackberry Sherbet

Fashion Schlub said...

$18 a pound for foiled chocolates?? holy moley!

Kitty said...

Hi Kizz
Is that the name of this place? I was so overwhelmed by everything, I didn't notice. They had tons of foiled Santas out, it looked very festive.

Hi Olivier
The place has a European feel to it, so I'm not surprised that you like it. I'm kicking myself because I had not visited in much too long.

Hi Barbaro
I so agree. The Penn Station tragedy is hard to understand, even now. It is remarkable that Grand Central was spared, as well as Soho, which was nearly demolished.

Thanks Christina!

Hi Miss
Ha, these stalls are far from ordinary. Not cheap!

Andrea said...

What a beautiful building!