Essex Market is without doubt one of the oldest markets in New York Metropolis. With round a century below its belt, the market relocated in 2019 throughout Delancey to a brand new constructing. Now, Essex Market and Market Line make up the market house. That is your information to discovering vegan choices at Essex Market.
The primary ground, which is Essex Market, options meals stalls and groceries full of contemporary produce and extra. The underside ground, Market Line, is a bazaar with tons of meals … a few of which is vegan. We’ll have a information to that coming quickly(ish).
What’s vegan at Essex Market
Riverdel Vegan Cheese Store
Regionally owned Riverdel Cheese is the only all-vegan stall at Essex Market. Based by Michaela Grob, she opened her first artisanal vegan cheese store in her neighborhood of Prospect Heights, Brooklyn. Now, she’s in Essex Market and has curated an unbelievable line-up of her personal cheese, in addition to cheese from across the nation.
Plus, Riverdel presents rotating sizzling sandwiches like a triple grilled cheese.
As well as, the stall additionally sells vegan groceries from crackers to meats.
Soup and cornbread are the secret on the family-owned Peasant Stock. Run by mother and daughter, Christine and Emma Juritsch, they’ve been a market staple since 2003. The stall serves soups constituted of scratch, lots of that are vegan, and rotate them usually. In the summertime, they even provide gazpachos. Anticipate soups like curried chickpea veggie, inexperienced French lentil soup, tomato basil soup and rather more. Our favourite soup: mushroom and wild rice.
For those who’re craving Italian eats, head to Mille Nonne (which suggests A Thousand Grandmothers). Owned by husband-wife duo Bernardo Notargiacomo and Pilar Rigon, Pilar got here to town armed along with her mother’s handwritten recipes and a want to prepare dinner conventional Italian meals for New Yorkers. Relating to vegan eats, their gnocchi pesto was named by Yelp as the most effective in NYC — vegan or not. It’s made with arugula and nut-free (they use sunflower seeds).
Right here, the do-it-yourself candy potato and crimson beet gnocchi is vegan, together with their potato gnocchi.
Different vegan choices embody the baked eggplant topped with vegan cheese, veggie of the day, and their Roman chickpea pasta with bok choy, a creamy, wealthy twist on a Roman soup dish.
For dessert, order the vegan chocolate pudding topped with orange zest and darkish chocolate chunks. Nothing at this stall goes to waste — they couple function a zero-waste enterprise which is rad.
Don Ceviche is a ceviche stall at Essex Market. Proprietor Lenin Costas launched Don Ceviche in 2017 after spending his early years serving to his abuela at her restaurant in Lima, Peru.
The vegan choice here’s a rainbow chickpea ceviche bowl.
It comes full of blended greens, quinoa, candy potato, Peruvian mushy corn, tomato, cucumber, celery and chickpeas with Peruvian yellow chilis, ginger, garlic and lime.
Like some warmth? Add some crimson Peruvian chili to the combination.
Sugar Candy Sunshine Bakery
This popular bakery’s second location (catch their first on Rivington) is owned by pals Deb Weiner and Peg Williams. They labored at Magnolia Bakery and turned their love of cupcakes right into a enterprise, opening their very own bakery in 2002.
Over time, they’ve change into identified for his or her puddings. Whereas they don’t have any vegan puddings (but), they do provide vegan cupcakes in a handful of flavors, plus a shortbread cookie with raspberry jam.
Essentially the most vegan-friendly meals stall, Zerza serves Moroccan eats. Raduone Eljaouhari, who got here to the USA in 1994, opened Zerza in 2019.
The wholesome, flavorful Moroccan spot presents a wide range of vegan choices. To start out, almost all of their appetizers are vegan. They embody choices like hummus, zalouk (roasted eggplant unfold), and harira soup with tomatoes, celery, chickpeas and herbs.
For the primary course, order the veggie couscous or falafel pita.
A sit-down restaurant at Essex Market serving provincial Indian delicacies, Chef and companion Chintan Pandya and restaurateur Roni Mazumdar of the critically acclaimed Rahi and Adda Indian Canteen have a couple of vegan choices on their menu.
You possibly can order ragda patice, a potato patty with white peas and inexperienced chili, beguni with eggplant, turmeric and kasundi for starters.
Different choices embody Bharela Marcha with candy peppers, peanuts, contemporary coriander and veggie basmati rice.
Different vegan choices at Essex Market
Whereas not particularly famous as vegan, it’s also possible to discover vegan eats at:
- Davidovich Bakery — assortment of bagels, tofu unfold
- Arancini Bros — often has a vegan arancini ball
- Essex Squeeze — bowls
- Koti Berliner Doner Kebab — create your individual vegan pita with a vegan sauce
115 Delancey St., New York, 10002, hours fluctuate per stall.