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A Trip To The Chelsea Flea Market With Our NYC Personal Injury Lawyers

New York City’s flea market scene may not be quite what it used to be, but there are still plenty of options out there where you can find unique antiques and other quirky items. The Chelsea Flea Market is one of our favorites and has managed to maintain the spirit of the city’s classic flea markets in the 21st century. Specifically, it keeps the tradition of the original Annex Antiques Fair & Flea Market, which it cites as its forebear. The AnnexAntiques Fair & Flea Market began on Sixth Avenue all the way back in the 1970s and quickly garnered a reputation for having some of the best antiques in the city. Today, the Chelsea Flea Market carries that torch. Some reasons why our New York City personal injury lawyers love this flea market so much include:

Incredible Selection

The Chelsea Flea Market features anywhere from 100 to 150 vendors, depending on the weather and the time of the year you visit. These vendors specialize in a wide variety of items, including:

  • Antiques
  • Collectibles
  • Arts and crafts
  • Vintage clothing
  • Jewelry
  • Cameras
  • Accessories
  • Home decor
  • Furniture
  • Vinyl records
  • All types of vintage niche items

Visiting here is an experience, as you never know what kinds of unique items you might stumble upon. Many of the items you’ll find here are one-of-a-kind. Additionally, you’ll often get an interesting backstory about your purchase from the sellers, many of whom dedicate a great deal of passion to their work.


The variety of delicious food and snacks is one of our favorite parts of any flea market, and the Chelsea Flea Market does not disappoint in this department. Like the rest of New York City, you can expect to find delicious options from a wide range of countries here. Some of our favorite eateries in and around the market include:

Izakaya NoMad

Izakaya NoMad is a Japanese bar and restaurant, and we love visiting here for a great meal and some delicious cocktails after a day of bargain hunting at the Chelsea Flea Market. Some of our favorite dishes here include:

  • Savory Yakitori Skewers – Choose from delectable combinations like beef short rib, enoki mushrooms wrapped in smoked bacon, pork belly, beef tongue, and many more
  • Grilled squid
  • Tenderloin with wasabi
  • Japanese/American fusion sushi
  • Sashimi
  • Tempura

Chop Shop II

This restaurant offers Chinese/Thai fusion, with an extensive menu full of unbelievable flavorful dishes. The only change we would make is to make the portion sizes a bit bigger. We’d recommend ordering some appetizers. Some of our favorites here include:

  • Chicken Panang curry
  • Green papaya salad with cashews
  • Pan-fried vegetable or pork dumplings
  • Spicy Thai fried bass
  • Szechuan sweet and spicy orange beef

Bazar Tapas Bar and Restaurant

Bazar has only been open since summer 2017, but it’s already one of our favorite tapas bar restaurants in the city. The food here is consistently delicious, and you can pair your meal with your choice of one of their expertly crafted housemade cocktails.

We’ve loved everything we’ve tried here, but some of our favorites include:

  • Artisan baby beet salad
  • Seared Ahi tuna
  • King salmon crudo
  • Char-grilled octopus
  • Dry-aged NY strip