Chelsea Market

Num pang
Chelsea Market has evolved into a pretty remarkable place.  The Nut Box just opened a huge retail space right next door to Num Pang Sandwich Shop.  This is Num Pangs second shop.  Both great additions.  But the absolute best addition is the reopening of the Lobster Place.  

The two guys behind the Lobster Place have done an incredible job.  Super smart well thought out flow.  If you want to know how to build a market where people can also sit down and enjoy the wares this is it.  Very European. I also love the black chalkboard feel with white print.

In the back right corner is the Shack to take out.

The sushi area.  You can sit at the bar, take it to go or just watch.  Around the parameter of the area are Japanese products to buy.

People love to eat lobsters here.  This is great.  All different sizes of steamed lobsters. 

Next to the lobsters is a standing area to dig in and eat your lobster.

Oysters?  You name if they have it.  Sit down and enjoy. 

There are other random areas to sit.  Products are sprinkled around each location too.  Here is one of the cases filled with herring.  They also sell really fresh beautiful raw fish to take home and cook for dinner.

Next door they have built a restaurant called Cull & PIstol, an oyster bar.  I had lunch there. Terrible picture but the vibe in there is warm and inviting.  A cool fish shack.

Really good oysters.

Lobster roll
My friend had a lobster roll with old bay fries. 

I went for the whole fish. 

For dessert they serve a little scoop of gelato as part of your meal.  This was creamsickle. I brought Fred back to take a look en route to dinner that night.  Looking forward to returning for dinner very soon. 


Comments (Archived):

  1. MedStartr

    AWESOME! Thanks, will definitely be going there soon! Also love your investment choices. Saw Little Bits at the Maker Fair two years ago and my 6 year old wouldn’t leave the booth. Great job Gotham Gal!

    1. Gotham Gal

      littleBits is amazing. more products from them coming down the pipeline.

      1. MedStartr

        Very cool, will check them out.-Alex

  2. awaldstein

    Big fan of the Lobster Place and revisited it the other day. Equally impressed.Best lox in the city though is Russ & Daughters in LES.

  3. Wayne Simonetti

    Working in an office based in Chelsea Market for little over a year, it has personally been very easy to overlook how much the market has evolved over such a short time frame — The one constant has been the extreme amount of tourist-based foot traffic, which is definitely an “addition” I could do without.

    1. Gotham Gal

      agree on the traffic. sometimes i wish there was an aisle for the people who are running their daily errands and the people who are just taking it all in.

  4. Mark V. McDonnell

    Spent a year working at a company on the 2nd floor. Put on 15 pounds!

  5. steve cheney

    Chelsea market is an incredible gem of NYC I agree. I was one of those locals that walked 2-3 times a week from Jane St over the Highline and bought all my groceries at lobster place and manhattan fruit exchange and trekked back — absolutely amazing quality and fun getaway. Num pang = such a perfect fit – didn’t know they landed there!

    1. Gotham Gal

      i go with my rolling cart!