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For over 75 years, a bustling place packed with delicious food and more, Essex Street Market gathers community around an incredible variety of goods.

Visit the New Location

Essex Market
88 Essex Street
New York, NY 10012


Monday–Saturday: 8am–8pm (10pm After Hours Zone)
Sunday: 10am–6pm

By the Numbers


Mezzanine capacity

Serving the Lower East Side Since 1940

Now a neighborhood staple, Essex Street Market was first opened to bring street vendors indoors, reducing street congestion and offering a centralized location for shoppers. In its early years, the Market’s main merchants and customers were Jewish and Italian immigrants living in the Lower East Side.

Over time, the population changed, with a growing Puerto Rican population moving to the area in the ‘50s. As the neighborhood evolved, so did the Market—absorbing and reflecting the various cultural influences of the residents, and establishing it as a local favorite for a diverse array of cuisine and goods.

In the 1970’s and 80’s, the Market struggled to keep up with the rise of supermarkets and other shopping options. Then, in 1992, NYCEDC stepped in with a renewed hope for the Market, undergoing a $1.5M renovation—saving the Market from closure, and ushering in a new era of growth.

Evolving with the Times

Today, the market has been relocated into a brand new state-of-the-art space within the Essex Crossing development, part of the NYC Public Markets network. In May 2019, tenants moved into a brand new space with updated amenities and fixtures, equipping them to better serve their customers and visitors alike. Local residents can continue to browse a broad collection of local and international goods, including organic meats, fish, delicious pastries, artisan breads and cheeses, and fresh produce that represent the diversity of the Lower East Side. With space for over 200 people, customers can also sit and enjoy a meal or cultural event in the public mezzanine space. Over time customers have developed genuine relationships with their merchants who have offer generations of families personalized service, and we are excited to see it continue in the new Essex Market.

At a Glance

Essex Market. Photo by Kreg Holt/NYCEDC.
Market Hours

Monday-Saturday: 8am-8pm (10PM After Hours Zone) 

Sunday: 10am-6pm

Essex Market. Photo by Nina Loschiavo/NYCEDC.

“My customers become my friends—we share stories and have a good time. It’s more than just selling to people, it’s getting to know people.” 


James Lee  Owner, Essex Farm Fruits and Vegetables 

The market moved to 88 Essex Street as part of Essex Crossing and opened May 2019.

Visit our many incredible merchants, and experience the Market’s cultural traditions, products, and community for yourself.

Meat, Poultry, & Seafood

Gourmet Foods

Produce & Groceries



Additional Offerings

Contact Us

To contact NYCEDC about this project, reach out to Adam Schneider.

For more information on the Market and vendors, check out the Essex Street Market website.

Interested in bringing your goods to Essex Market as a stall vendor?

Related Documents
  • Space Available at NYC Markets Access to one of the hottest retail and residential markets in the City.
  • “Full-Service” Restaurant Leasing Information on restaurant leasing.
  • Essex Market Rules & Regulations Manual January 23, 2019

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