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.

Blue Olive Market

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Located in Tudor City, Blue Olive Market is a new Greek and Mediterranean-inspired eatery and market offering scratch-made prepared foods and gourmet products.

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But, I was on a mission. I heard that they were making a Frozen Greek Yogurt, different from anything else out there. You can custom order your own by choosing your Greek Yogurt and toppings, or, select one of their combinations off the menu. Right away, I saw Rosemary and Dried Fig and knew that was the one I’d be ordering.

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They start out by chopping up some dried fig to be mixed in with the yogurt and sprinkled on top. Next, using low-fat Greek Yogurt, a Rosemary extract simple syrup is added in to infuse the flavor. Then comes the part that really sets this treat and process apart. Liquid nitrogen. Yeah, liquid nitrogen. It’s slowly poured into a mixing bowl of the yogurt, instantly freezing it up. Once the yogurt is frozen, its scraped down and spooned out of the bowl, ready to be served up.

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It’s unlike any frozen ice cream or yogurt dessert I’ve had. It’s rich, silky, and has that great tartness of Greek Yogurt. But then, you have a Rosemary flavor with a hint of sweetness. Bringing it all home are the chopped bits of dried fig adding sweetness and texture to the yogurt. Not only do you walk away with a delicious frozen treat, you also witnessed an educational science experiment.

The Shorts:
Name: Blue Olive Market
Location: 210 East 41st Street, NYC
The Long and Short: Would I go back? For sure, this snack was such a treat!
Would I recommend it? Yes, they even have a Greek Salad bar, customizing your own Greek Salad.