The Top Ten Things we Ate at Essex Market! (yes, we eat more than just cheese sandwiches... shocking, but true)
Lately at the newsstands, I've been seeing a bunch of big, splashy roundup issues of New York foodie-centric magazines laying out their favorite nosh-ables in the city. It's still one of the best kept secrets in town, but the vendors at the Essex Market have been slowly but surely upping the ante in the lunch game. These days, the market is practically busting at the seams with delicious bites! Here (in no particular order... it's too hard to decide!) are my top ten favorites...
Ploughman's Sandwich at Saxelby Cheesemongers
This might be considered cheating, but let's face it. I eat cheese every single, solitary day. To not list it among my favorites would omit the largest food group present in my diet
. Our Ploughman's consists of Shelburne 2 year old Cheddar, schmeared with Raisin Hater's Apple Chili Chutney... British pub fare gone sandwich-style!
Fresh Coconut at Batista
Move over Vita Coco! Who needs all that tetra-pak nonsense when you can have your very own coconut machete-d open before your very eyes! If you're feeling parched, head over to Batista and buy a fresh, young coconut. They'll even equip you with an extra-long straw and hack open the empty shell to help you get the coconut meat.
Chocolate Hazelnut Squares at Roni Sue's Chocolates
This was a tough one. Roni Sue's Chocolate Shop is so chock-full of tasty confections, picking just one was nigh impossible. But celebrated as she is for her bacon-laced treats, my favorite sometimes is the simple, humble, but solid little chocolate hazelnut square. It's a little burst of Nutella-esque goodness that delivers a perfect blast of afternoon energy.
Remember, October is American Cheese Month! Buy your America
n Cheese Passport to get 40% off your favorite cheeses!
Get your cheese month passport for a 40% discount on all your favorite American cheeses during the month of October. 31 days, 31 cheeses, 11 participating NYC cheese shops. Passports can be purchased at Saxelby Cheesemongers, or any other participating shop! For more information, check out cheesemonth.com_______________________________________________________
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