Gansevoort Market


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.


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. 


Dojo Sushi is serving authentic Japanese cuisine and sushi.


Tacombi serves Mexican street food and tacos.


Champion Coffee serves coffee.


Heermance Farm Purveyors has organic produce from the Hudson Valley.


Luzzo’s has coal oven pizza.


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


Pig Guy NYC serves BBQ.


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


Crêpe Sucre is a French crêpe bar.


Ed’s Lobster Bar serves New England seafood.


Gansevoort Bakery is a Greek bakery.


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


Our True Roots makes beverages and snacks from tiger nuts.


Dana’s Bakery makes French macarons.


Lov Organic has organic teas.


Feel Food has organic juice and highly nutritious food.


Donostia serves Spanish tapas.


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.


The Bee’s Knees Baking Company


I passed this place a number of times before finally having my curiosity get the better of me. I mean, I do find the phrase “the bee’s knees” pretty adorable, so, when I saw there was a cafe with that name, well, I had to check it out. They have a location in the West Village, but I went to their newest store in Gramercy. 


The store itself is small and quaint, with a strip of seating along the wall. They have coffee from Counter Culture (also found at Everyman Espresso), pastries, and even wine and charcuterie.


They’re most well known for their baked goods, specifically their Cake-cups. I didn’t know about these treats, and unfortunately my stomach wasn’t up for it at the moment, so, I couldn’t try one. I know, I know. But, now that I know about them, I can always go back. 


There’s always room for a Cappuccino, though. 

The Shorts:
Name: The Bee’s Knees Baking Company
Location: 347 Third Avenue, NYC
The Long and Short: Would I go back? Yes, I really liked the vibe here, very relaxed and more homey than some other coffee shops.
Would I recommend it? Yes, and, if cake and coffee isn’t your thing (get your head checked), maybe some wine, beer, cured meat and cheese will do the trick.