Gansevoort Market

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Collaborative food markets are having a moment in this past year. From Gotham West Market, to Hudson Eats, food hall or food court style spaces are housing some great talent all under one roof. The most recent to join this trend is Gansevoort Market in the Meatpacking District.

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Once occupied by a club, this open space now has an array of food offering with a seating section underneath an incredible skylight and wrapped up in branches and bits of nature. Below are a list of all the vendors, in no particular order. 

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Dojo Sushi is serving authentic Japanese cuisine and sushi.

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Tacombi serves Mexican street food and tacos.

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Champion Coffee serves coffee.

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Heermance Farm Purveyors has organic produce from the Hudson Valley.

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Luzzo’s has coal oven pizza.

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The Bruffin Cafe serves a muffin-brioche-like pastry filled with quality ingredients.

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Pig Guy NYC serves BBQ.

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Yiaourti has a Greek yogurt bar with sheep’s milk yogurt.

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Crêpe Sucre is a French crêpe bar.

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Ed’s Lobster Bar serves New England seafood.

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Gansevoort Bakery is a Greek bakery.

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Cappone’s is an authentic Italian specialties and sandwich shop.

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Our True Roots makes beverages and snacks from tiger nuts.

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Dana’s Bakery makes French macarons.

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Lov Organic has organic teas.

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Feel Food has organic juice and highly nutritious food.

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Donostia serves Spanish tapas.

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Flower Girl has whimsical flower arrangements.

The Shorts:
Name: Gansevoort Market 
Location: 52 Gansevoort Street, NYC
The Long and Short: Would I go back? Yes, there are lots of great vendors here, really something for everyone, in an accessible and open space.
Would I recommend it? For sure. It makes a great pit-stop for a coffee or snack, or, grab a bite and dine in their forest-like dining space. Plus, you’re right by the High Line, so, you can really make a day of it.

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Restaurant L’Avenue

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If you’re going to do brunch in Montreal, you should go to L’Avenue located in Plateau Mont-Royal. Now, there will be a line outside, and you’ll have to deal with it…but, you probably won’t wait more than 20 minutes or so. Inside, the wall is covered in fun graffiti and a motorcycle hanging from the ceiling (don’t worry, it won’t fall if you’re sitting under it…hopefully). The music also makes the environment, the playlists are fun, with good energy. 

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If you’re an Eggs Benedict fan, this is the place for you, they have a wide variety of Benedicts to choose from. I figured they knew how to make a great crepe too, so, I went for the Whole Wheat Crepe with cinnamon baked apples and cottage cheese. Each dish is also served with their signature fresh fruit skewers. The crepe was delicious, light and had lots of flavor. The skewers are the perfect accompaniment as well, fresh and perfectly portioned. 

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And of course, real Maple Syrup.

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Oh, and whether you need to use the bathroom or not, you have to go inside (yes, it’s black lit). Best party bathroom. Ever.

The Shorts:
Name: Restaurant L’Avenue 
Location: 922 Mt Royal Ave E, Montreal
The Long and Short: Would I go back? For sure. Good food, good tunes, good ambiance.
Would I recommend it? Definitely. Brunch it up!