Neighborhood: Lower East Side
Address: 54 Clinton St.
The historic Essex Street Market on Essex and Delancey in the Lower East Side is still a happening place to get groceries, snack, or just browse the eclectic bodegas within. Home to the Saxelby Cheesemongers, Brooklyn Taco, Tra La La Juice Bar, Shopsin's General Store, Roni-Sue's Chocolates, and other speciality shops, one could easily discover a new item or meal after hundreds of visits. It's not a particularly shiny establishment, but if you're willing to do a little bit of exploring, it'll be a rewarding experience every time. -Cedar Pasori