Aug 27, 2019
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NEW YORK – August 27, 2019 – Chelsea Market is doubling down on its locally-sourced specialty grocery with the latest expansion of ‘The Chelsea Local.’

The new space, with vendors opening as early as September, will nearly double the current Local from 13,000 square feet to 25,000 square feet, and feature new vendors, including:

  • Black Seed Appetizing (New) – Known for its unique bagels that combine the best baking techniques and attributes from New York City and Montreal styles, Black Seed Bagels will open an expanded bagel shop: Black Seed Appetizing. For the first time, the shop will extend its offerings beyond bagels to purvey their new, updated takes on classic Jewish appetizing foods and staples, including a wide variety of premium smoked fish for sale by the pound, prepared salads, gourmet signature cream cheeses, tinned fish, epicurean accoutrements and condiments, housemade pastries, freshly squeezed juices, Stumptown coffee, Black Seed merchandise and more.
  • Las Delicias Patisserie (New) – The upscale bakery beloved by New York City local farmers-market-devotees is opening its first brick and mortar. All products are 100 percent vegetarian baked with all local ingredients and no artificial preservatives. The bakery will include scones, paninis, crème brulee, rugelach, as well as an additional certified gluten free menu. The Parisian-inspired space will also stock 100 percent kosher products.
  • Pearl River Mart Foods (New) Expanding upon their ground floor retail emporium, the owners of Pearl River Mart are opening an Asian specialty food store in The Chelsea Local, aptly named Pearl River Mart Foods. The store will feature a curated collection of classic staples from all over Asia and new goods and food trends from emerging Asian American brands. Prepared food stalls will offer dumplings, kimbap and boba while fellow NYC businesses will present regular tastings and demonstrations.
  • Dickson’s Farmstand Meats (Relocated, Expanded Space) – A purveyor at Chelsea Market since 2010, Dickson’s will move from the ground floor to a larger 2,360 square-foot space within The Chelsea Local. Dickson’s is a top New York City butcher offering humanely raised artisanal meats and house-made charcuterie, all of which is sourced from small, family farms in Upstate New York that are carefully handpicked for their high-quality animals. The new location will continue to offer meat, poultry, hotdogs, rotisserie chicken, and sandwiches, as well as new prepared foods and grilled meats.

Located in the lower level of Chelsea Market, The Chelsea Local, which first opened in 2017, provides neighborhood residents, foodies, and chefs direct access to a wide selection of specialty food items and rare ingredients. The current roster of vendors includes Zach & Zoe Sweet Bee Farm, Manhattan Fruit Exchange, Buon Italia, Saxelby Cheesemongers, and Heatonist.

“The Chelsea Local continues the legacy of Chelsea Market as a neighborhood market with a global perspective,” said Michael Phillips, President of Jamestown, the market operator. “We’re proud to be adding to our lineup of local vendors and to offer an increased benefit to our neighbors and community.”

The Chelsea Local is open daily Monday through Saturday from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. and Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Chelsea Market’s downstairs component is accessible via a newly constructed staircase in the former Manhattan Fruit Exchange space as well as direct access off of 16th Street in the new Manhattan Fruit Market space. The expansion will add another direct entrance on 15th Street when it opens in the fall.

For photos of Chelsea Local, please click here.

About Chelsea Market

Since it opened its doors to the public in 1996, Chelsea Market has been the insider's resource for artisanal goods in Manhattan. Chelsea Market is an authentic destination for culinary connoisseurs, chefs and local residents. Serving as the bridge between two iconic Manhattan neighborhoods, Chelsea and the Meatpacking District, Chelsea Market continues its commitment to the artisanal marketplace and craft manufacturing, and to the community that surrounds it. For more information, visit