Tired of freezing your butt off looking for the perfect gifts in New York City's congested outdoor holiday markets? If not now, you will be soon, trust us.
Lucky for you, Canal Street Market, the multi-vendor space and eatery, opened their retail side last week, just in time to fulfill all your holiday shopping needs.
Located at the lively junction where Chinatown meets Soho, Canal Street Market is spread over 12,000 square feet and houses nearly two dozen eclectic artist and brand booths, as well as 11 food and beverage vendors.
The eatery is scheduled to open in early March 2017 and will feature tasty delights from NYC faves like Davey's Ice Cream, Dessert Lab, Joy Luck Dim Sum, and Two Tablespoons. For now, when you visit the market's retail space, a Boba Guys station greets you at the front door.
Is there anything better than sipping on a refreshing milk bubble tea while you shop? We don't think so, anyway.
The vendors at Canal Street Market are a meticulously curated group, assembled with a focus on artisanal, locally produced products. A select number of booths will be rotating biweekly to start, followed by month to month, so you're always bound to find something new when you visit.
However, they do have several anchor vendors, including Fox Fodder Flowers, Brooklyn-based Keap Candles, Buco Vita Italian Wares, Upstate Stock, and a newsstand and coffee shop curated by Office Magazine.
Their dedication to fostering artists is further illustrated by their designated glass booth in the back of the market. which will serve as a studio for a rotating group of resident artists, who will be able to sell their work in the market as well as produce it live for an onlooking audience.
Currently, the artist booth is programmed with artist Stef Halmos and on December 15th, Emily Johnston will begin creating in the space.
You can visit Canal Street Market at 265 Canal Street, they're open every day from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. Check out some pics of their absolutely gorgeous space and a few of their vendors below:
[Feature Image Courtesy via Toni Brannagan]