Friday, February 3, 2012

Eating my way through NYC

                                                                   The Lobster Place
My mom and I ventured to Chelsea Market on 9th Avenue. Chelsea Market is full of all kinds of eateries and markets. The smell of fish and seafood hits you as you walk into The Lobster Place.
Get over the smell and make your way to the back of the seafood market to place your order. My mom ordered the slider sampler which included a lobster roll, tarragon shrimp slider, and crab club slider. The crab club slider was my favorite! The combination of fresh crab salad, bacon, and avocado was mouth-watering.
Also available was a soup station featuring five or more soups. I took a cue from the crowd gathering around the clam chowder. I ladled the creamy potato and clam filled chowder into a paper soup cup. It was everything I hoped it would be. This popular New England chowder found in the north is not easily available in the South so it makes it even more of a treat.
The Filling Station offers metal containers of olive oils and vinegars for sampling and purchasing as well as numerous flavored salts. The espresso salt tasted like espresso and then my taste buds were hit with a punch of salt. There were also vanilla, bacon, and smoked salt.
                                      My mom sampling the balsamic vinegars and olive oils
My favorite olive oil was the chipotle olive oil. There were smoky notes and a lingering heat. My mom liked the fig and pear balsamic. You could say it was finger-licking good ha ha!

Chelsea Market is definitely a food emporium offering anything and everything your taste buds desire. Stay tuned for more great NYC food finds!


  1. You had New England clam chowder in NYC, not Manhatten clam chowder? I actually prefer the New England version, so you made a great choice. ;)

    Expresso and bacon salts sound interesting.

  2. This sounds great! I like Findlay Market in Cincinnati, and this sounds bigger and better. It's on our list for our next trip to NYC.