The Lowdown on the High Line
by nycgo.com staff, 06/03/2014 [Updated 02/12/2016]
Photo: Joe Buglewicz
West 16th Street Entrance, Chelsea
If you begin to smell fresh food wafting through the air near 16th Street, that's because you're nearing the food trucks that line the Chelsea Market Passage. Choose from vendors like La Newyorkina, Delaney Barbecue's SmokeLine (from the founder of BrisketTown), Melt Bakery, the Taco Truck and more (all cash only), and then claim a spot at the Porch—a seating area on the park—and dig in. We advise treating the fare here as an appetizer, though. Plenty of filling meals await on street level.
Dining: The Green Table
As the name might suggest, the menu at the Green Table, located inside Chelsea Market, is based on sustainability—seasonal and local products that don't drain natural resources. Dishes include soups, salads and entrées such as a vegan hot pot or chicken potpie. Wash it all down with organic and biodynamically grown wines, beers and hard ciders, or cocktails made from house-infused liquors.
Shopping: Chelsea Market
After your meal, explore the rest of this shopping arcade, a neighborhood highlight. Housed in the former National Biscuit Company factory building (where the Oreo cookie was created), Chelsea Market has been functioning as a hybrid urban public square/high-end food court since 1997. Today, find edibles at Amy's Bread and the Lobster Place, and unique gifts at Posman Books, Chelsea Market Baskets and Bowery Kitchen Supply.