Eat your way through the Chelsea Market, and rummage the wares at Artists & Fleas.
Address: 75 9th Ave.
The Chelsea Market is the jam. Where else can you get some of the best coffee in the city (at Ninth Street Espresso), the best baguettes (at Amy's Bread), and pick up a great bottle of wine (at Chelsea Wine Vault) for dinner, all in the same place? Browse bestsellers in Posman's Books while snacking on brownie samples from the Fat Witch, or just bask in the intoxicating scents wafting from the specialty food boutiques together. If that's not an aphrodisiac, we don't know what is.
After eating your weight in dulce de leche crepes, amble to the end of the corridor. where you'll find Artists & Fleas (75 9th Ave). The large marketplace has a well-curated selection of vintage and handmade goods where artists and independent designers hawk their unique wares. Browse the 4,000-square-foot and expect to find anything from quirky home goods like clocks made from old books, to a t-shirt made with superhero bedsheets. Leave with something one of a kind, knowing your purchase supported a budding local proprietor. It's only a pop-up offshoot of the original in Williamsburg, so enjoy supporting the cause together while you can.