For Another Reason to Shop at Chelsea Market, We Suggest You Linger in their Lobby

There are many reasons an Edible Manhattan reader should stop in at Chelsea Market, the mini-mall on Ninth Avenue and West 15th Street: There’s the local dairy, grilled cheese sandwiches and snacks at Lucy’s Whey, and there’s Dickson’s Farmstand Meats, one of the city’s finest sustainably-minded butcher shops, and there’s farm-to-table suppers from one of our early profilees, Mary Cleaver, at the Green Table.

(That’s her, above left.) Add to that the photos from our photo editor, Michael Harlan Turkell. His wonderful images of the market’s vendors are  now featured on a massive scrolling screen right inside the lobby. We’d like to officially encourage you to loiter.

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Rachel Wharton is the former deputy editor of Edible Brooklyn and Edible Manhattan. She won a 2010 James Beard food journalism award, holds a master’s degree in Food Studies from New York University, and has more than 15 years of experience as a writer, editor and reporter. A North Carolina native and a former features food reporter for the New York Daily News, she edited the Edible Brooklyn cookbook and was the co-author of both Handheld Pies and DiPalo's Guide to the Essential Foods of Italy. Her work also appears in publications such as The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and Saveur.