Just about every city has a Farmer’s Market (or several), so one wouldn’t think there was anything all that special about the New Amsterdam Market in Lower Manhattan. However, this has been one of my favorite weekend activities since we discovered it when we moved here this past Spring.
Located under FDR Drive at South Street Seaport, the New Amsterdam Market has an incredible view of Brooklyn and the Brooklyn Bridge.
Rain or shine, from 11am to 4pm every Sunday, the New Amsterdam Market is open for business. With a Zagat rating of 28 out of 30, the culinary diversity of the market is sure to please just about every palate. Vendors come from all over New York State, from Manhattan to the Seneca Valley, to hock their specialties. The vendors differ from week to week – sometimes food trucks may be featured for adventurous foodies; other times farmers with delicious, fresh, organic produce. So far my favorite vendors are the ones with fresh goat cheese, specialty jellies and the fresh butter that is 100% cream. Delish!
Every Sunday is amazing and completely worth the trip down to South Street Seaport. After you’re done browsing and sampling the goodies at the New Amsterdam Market, walk across the street to the Fulton Street Market.
The Fulton Street Market is a row of not only food vendors, but artists too. Find a special momento to take home to remind you of your memorable trip to NYC or pick up some fresh, homemade mozzarella or burrata from Bambino’s Fresh Pasta Co.
Most vendors are cash only, so come prepared! Enjoy!