Chelsea Market’s downstairs grocery gets four new additions
Chelsea Market’s downstairs grocery area, the Chelsea Local, is adding two new vendors in September: bagelry Black Seed Appetizing and vegetarian bakery Las Delicias Patisserie. Asian grocer Pearl River Mart Foods and an expanded area for butcher Dickson’s Farmstand Meats will also arrive later this fall.
Black Seed, known for its bagels that blend New York and Montreal techniques, is expanding with a full-on appetizing shop, bringing smoked fish by the pound, prepared salads, various cream cheeses, tinned fish, condiments, pastries, juices, and Stumptown coffee. Las Delicias will serve scones, paninis, crème brulee, rugelach, and gluten-free and kosher options. Pearl River Mart will stock various Asian goods, as well as prepared rice bowls and bao. And Dickson’s, which has been in the market since 2010, is moving downstairs into a larger space for its meats, poultry, charcuterie, hot dogs, rotisserie chicken, and sandwiches.
Already down there is Zach & Zoe Sweet Bee Farm, Manhattan Fruit Market, Buon Italia, Saxelby Cheesemongers, and Heatonist, and it’s open Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 2 a.m. and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
In other news
— The Tompkins Square Library is popping up inside Ninth Street Espresso at 341 E. 10th St., bringing books about the neighborhood to the East Village coffee shop. It’ll be there August 29, September 12, September 26, October 10, and October 24 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
— Major League Baseball is hosting a food fest that brings dishes from ballparks across the country — such as a frito pie corn dog from the Houston Astros — to Manhattan. It’s on September 21 and 22; $35 tickets here.
— Some solid advice:
If you're in line at Trader Joe's and you see a package labeled "Soft Baked Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies," get it!— Vince Dixon (@Vince_Dixon_) August 27, 2019