UrbanSpace Meatpacking Market

Monday, September 10, 2012

On Thursday lunch time I met up with my new Aussie friend just outside Diane Von Furstenburg on Washington Street to explore the new temporary UrbanSpace Meatpacking Market – a market of goodies and trinkets, crafts and glorious food!
As I waited for Miss H, who had ended up a little off course at the Chelsea Market, I noted the inordinate number of women/girls around with legs up to their ears, toothpick jeans and hair tumbling down to their waists (Models.... so cliché...) and realised it was the afternoon of Fashion’s Night Out.  These spindly legs did not however, deter me from eating our way through the market. The roast vegetable and goat’s cheese bruschetta was amazing, as was the Mexican Chilli Chocolate ice-cream (my choice) and the vegan coffee and cinnamon ice-cream (Miss H’s choice) from Steve’s ice creamery.  

The market on the corner of Washington Street and 13th Street, has, in addition to great food choices, some cute little stores with tasteful New York souvenirs, clothing and jewelry. The market is open 7 days a week. A trip here is the perfect addition to a visit to the Highline Park (a NY must-do) and Chelsea Market. 


  1. I love perusing around these little markets...you find the best gifts! Not to mention the Chilli Chocolate ice cream sounds completely worth the trip on its own, YUM!

    1. The ice-cream was amazing. Definitely worth the trip. Very rich though - even I (major ice cream lover)couldn't finish my serve.

  2. Hi Suzy - I stumbled upon your blog recently and I love it so far! I'm a native New Yorker with possible aspirations to move to Australia (I spent a month there this June and fell in love -- how could you not?), so I really appreciate your perspective. Steve's looks adorable and I'll have to stop by sometime, even if the weather's starting to cool down.

  3. Hi Maxine. Thanks for stopping by and for your kind words. Where in Aus did you go? I'm from Perth (West coast). Alot of people dont' make it out there (too far). I can eat ice cream in any weather and Steve's is definitely worth a try!