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Borough market, London equivalent in NYC

Nii Apr 5, 2010 11:54 AM


I'm hopefully travelling to NYC again later this year and wondered if there was an equivalent in NYC of London's great Borough market? I've been to NYC many times but never come across anything close, so I'd like to know out interest if there is a market of comparable size and variety.

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  1. BMartin RE: Nii Apr 5, 2010 02:57 PM

    There is the Union Square Greenmarket, but unlike the Borough Market it cannot sell prepared food. And it is supposed to be direct marketed, i.e., without a middle person. So its not the paradise that Borough Market is.

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      Peter Cherches RE: Nii Apr 6, 2010 04:54 AM

      I don't know of any. The closest I can think of is Philly's Reading Terminal Market.


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        CornflakeGirl RE: Nii Apr 6, 2010 05:15 AM

        I would say New Amsterdam Market. Unfortunately it's not held on a regular basis the way Borough Market is.


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          boccalupo RE: Nii Apr 6, 2010 10:55 AM

          There is nothing like it.

          I suppose combining Union Square market with Chelsea Market (easy crosstown bus or L train ride across 14th street) would get you you an approximation.

          I am all for a version of "La Boqueria" in NYC.

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            BMartin RE: boccalupo Apr 6, 2010 02:51 PM

            The Essex Street public market might be OK also. The Chelsea Market is certainly a lot of fun and you can get a good meal there. But really you would have to go to Philadelphia for the Reading or maybe Rochester NY for their terrific public market.

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              Peter Cherches RE: BMartin Apr 6, 2010 05:18 PM

              If I ever find myself in Rochester that's good to know.

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                BMartin RE: Peter Cherches Apr 6, 2010 05:34 PM

                You will love the market. Here's the website: http://www.cityofrochester.gov/articl...

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