Bringing the Wild to NYC
New York City is known as the premier concrete jungle. With the exception of Central Park and some gorgeous tree lined streets, you’ll find more bricks, concrete, and buildings than green life in this city.
But that doesn’t mean that you can’t find fresh fruits and vegetables. Let’s take a look at some markets (and a restaurant or two) where you can find fresh farm-raised produce that will lighten up your meal.
Union Square Greenmarket
You want the best fresh produce in NYC? Then you go where hundreds of our world famous chefs go and that’s the Union Square Greenmarket. This is solidly accepted as the largest farmers market in the city with over 150 vendors and hundreds of thousands of daily visitors. It’s open several days a week, year-round, so make sure you give it a visit while you’re in town- just for the experience, or to buy some farm fresh goodies.
Where? North and West Sides of Union Square Park (20 minutes from The Lombardy Hotel)
When? Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays 8am – 6pm
Dag Hammarskjold Plaza Greenmarket
This market is open once a week, but is perfect for those staying in Midtown Manhattan, whether for pleasure or for work. If you are looking for a fresh afternoon snack, make sure to head over and take advantage of these love-filled offerings.
Where? 47th St. and 2nd Ave., Manhattan (15 min walk from The Lombardy Hotel)
When? Wednesdays 8am – 4pm, Year round
Prospect Park Farmer’s Market
If you are working during the week and can’t get away to one of these markets, then you can still head over to this farmer’s market, which is open on Saturdays. This is the second largest green market in the city and brings together farmers, bakers, and other homemade creators from New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.
Where? Grand Army Plaza (40 min drive from The Lombardy Hotel)
When? Saturdays 8am – 4pm
Borough Hall Greenmarket
This market consistently ranks high with visitors for the loyalty of the vendors and the calm Saturday crowds. Find a thousand things to shop rain or shine. In addition to the fresh, organic, and natural produce and products, you’ll be able to join cooking demonstrations, nutritional information, and even health screenings.
Where? Borough Hall (30 min drive from The Lombardy Hotel)
When? Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays 8am – 6pm
Chalk Point Kitchen
If you’re feeling like cooking, or are staying in a hotel room without a kitchen, then you can visit this farm-to-table restaurant, which is committed to heirloom, local, seasonal, heritage, sustainable, and organic products from farms around the city. Their dishes include fresh, unique salads, organic proteins, and floral soups.
Where? Chalk Point Kitchen; 427 Broome St., Manhattan (25 min drive from The Lombardy Hotel)
When? Monday – Friday 11am – 3:30pm and 5:30pm – 11pm; Saturday and Sunday 10:30am – 3:30pm and 5:30pm – 11pm
The Farm on Adderley
This restaurant gives you a family feeling, as if you are actually eating on a farm in the country, despite being in the middle of Brooklyn. Their menus have a lot of variety, including all sorts of dishes, from salmon to sandwich to dumplings and risotto. The one thing you can be absolutely sure if, is that your meal will be prepared with vegetables just pulled from the ground, fruit fresh from the tree, and the best in organic, tenderly raised proteins.
Where? The Farm on Adderley; 1108 Cortelyou Rd., Brooklyn (35 min drive from The Lombardy Hotel)
When? Monday – Wednesday 11am – 3pm and 5pm – 10pm; Thursday 11am – 3pm and 5pm – 10:30pm; Friday 11am – 3pm and 5pm – 11pm; Saturday 10:30am – 3:30pm and 5:30pm – 11pm; Sunday 10:30am – 3:30pm and 5:30pm – 11pm
Staying in New York City – About The Lombardy Hotel
The Lombardy Hotel is a huge fan of fresh, organic produce and products. We are proud to be in a city where you can find so many amazing markets, minutes from our front doors. It can be hard on diets and digestive systems to travel to a new place. However, with these fresh options for meals or snacks, you won’t have to worry about your waistline or stomach. Our hotel looks forward to hosting you on your NYC vacation or trip.
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