New York City is home to many groundbreaking food halls, and one of the shining examples is located across from Central Park. Located on the concourse level of the iconic Plaza Hotel, The Plaza Food Hall offers a collection of fine food purveyors, as well as counter-style dining options. Bakeries and chocolate shop dominate the list of tenants, including Billy’s Bakery, La Maison du Chocolat, Lady M Confections, Pain Davignon and the legendary FP Patisserie by François Payard.
A block long and a block wide and just a short walk from the Hudson River in the area of Manhattan known as the Meatpacking District, Chelsea Market has become in just fifteen years one of the greatest indoor food halls of the world, with more than thirty-five vendors purveying everything from soup to nuts, wine to coffee, cheese to cheesecake. Attracting 6 million national and international visitors annually, it is one of the most trafficked, and written-about, destinations of any kind in New York City. Chelsea Market is a neighborhood market with a global perspective.
There are a half dozen bakeries located in the Chelsea Market, including Davidovich Bakery, which opened a retail store here in January 2016.