Chelsea Market, NYC – Los Tacos No.1
I visited Chelsea Market for the first time in December. It was Christmas and everything was lit up with lights. For someone who loves food it has so many delicious options! The market is filled with fresh fish, cheeses, wine, lunch bites, restaurant supplies, and places to eat – not to mention Food Network has an office upstairs.
If you are visiting NYC and you love to eat you must visit Chelsea Market. Chelsea is an area of NYC that I have really come to love. The market is surrounded by other little cafes that have outdoor seating on the streets as well as indoor. You can also find shopping on the streets around the market. Inside of Chelsea market besides food and beverages you can find a large room filled with pop-up shop vendors from all around NYC, including many from Brooklyn. They had beautiful hand crafted art, jewlery, and clothing.
On my last trip we found a taco place that did not have any seating and was just a counter but the line was so long. We decided we would try a bit of everything and waited on line at Los Tacos No. 1.
They were delicious and very authentic. It was worth the wait. So this time when we went back in the Spring the first place we went was the Taco line. Here’s what we ordered: 2 carne asada tacos 2 pork tacos They were delicious. Last time I tried chicken as well but the carne asada has to be my favorite. If you are visiting go check this place out.
Adobada – marinated pork taco
For desert we ventured around deciding between a few bakeries, a popsicle shop, and a donuts. Of course we decided to go with the donuts. But this isn’t your average Dunkin Donut, Donut, these were smaller and made fresh right in front of you. The donut shop is called Doughnuttery. As you waited to order you could see the lady skillfully making each donut.
You could also choose from a menu of different topping sugars to go on your donut. Pumpkin, cocoa, anything you can think of… We got 6 because we did not want to carry any extra around. 3 cinnamon sugar and 3 smoked cocoa with sea salt.
There were so many good places to choose from it was hard to decide. Soemthing for everyone.. vegetable sushi, juices, crepes, chinese food, farm to table, asian, tacos, bakery, fresh brewed coffee, fish, thai food, gelato, and so much more.
Chelsea Market is perfect if you love to try new foods. However, it can be a bit crowded and mainly with tourist familes. Once you can get around everyone standing around taking pictures it is really nice. Your probably better off going on a weekday.