Olly Olly Market in New York City

Explore Different Tastes in the Heart of Chelsea

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Nestled in the heart of Chelsea, Olly Olly Market has emerged as the latest addition to NYC’s thriving food hall scene. At Olly Olly Market you can discover the world of nonalcoholic wine from New Zealand, immerse yourself in a new Ukrainian cookbook, and so much more. Recently opened, the market covers over 17,000 square feet of prime real estate on the ground floor of the Starrett-Lehigh Building. Want to learn more? Keep reading!

Discover Tastes From Around the World

New York City is a melting pot of cultures and cuisines, yet it can be hard to find restaurants that truly offer diverse flavors from around the world. This is where Olly Olly Market sets itself apart. Let’s take a look at what you can expect at this trendy spot:


Discover the unique fusion of Korean and Chinese flavors at Ddobar, brought to you by the culinary masterminds behind Joomak Banjum. At the moment, Ddobar offers an irresistible selection of yubu tarts- a delicious take on the traditional Korean inari pockets that can be customized with an array of toppings to suit your taste. Perfectly complementing the sticky sweetness of the tofu, toppings such as egg, pork belly, and ponzu salmon work exceptionally well. And that’s not all! Ddobar also has plans to debut a rotating menu of large plates and a chef’s counter concept soon.

Forsyth Fire Escape

Forsyth Fire Escape is a household name among food hall enthusiasts, and they have brought their loyal fans with them. Previously operating out of an apartment and running pop-ups at a Chinatown bodega, Forsyth Fire Escape has made a name for itself with its unique and delicious food offerings.

Currently, they have only one food item on the menu: a $14 burrito packed with pernil, fried queso blanco, guacamole, and a fish sauce-heavy lemongrass chili crisp oil, all wrapped in a thick scallion pancake. This mouthwatering and greasy food package is a treat for your taste buds, and the strong lemongrass flavor gives it a pleasant kick.

Pen ‘n’ Coop

Pen ‘n’ Coop may describe itself as an “Italian street food meets NYC deli” concept, but they are more than that. They are a sandwich shop that specializes in rotisserie chicken and porchetta, with a few vegetarian options thrown in for good measure. The Mr. Cooper sandwich is a classic combination of pesto, burrata, roasted red peppers, and decently moist chicken, all piled on a crusty roll. But despite not reinventing the wheel, Pen ‘n’ Coop is still a solid spot for a hearty sandwich. If you’re craving something comforting and delicious, Pen ‘n’ Coop is the place to go.


Ploo is a fantastic alternative if you’re looking for a delicious and satisfying meal but can’t get your hands on one of the famous scallion pancake burritos from Forsyth Fire Escape. With its handmade flour tortillas filled with meat that’s been marinated to perfection, it’s no surprise that Ploo tends to run out of its delicious offerings by late afternoon. The “Army of Meat” steak taco automatically comes on a flour tortilla, but you can also choose corn tortilla. And don’t forget to add a side of smokey bone marrow salsa, which is sure to take your taste buds on a culinary journey. With its unique flavors, Ploo is a must-try at the Olly Olly market.

Pizza Friendly Pizza

Pizza Friendly Pizza is a Sicilian slice shop hailing from Chicago, now making its mark in New York City. The shop entices visitors with its thick and bready pizzas, displayed under a glass case for all to see, each one more intriguing than the next. You’ll find unique creations such as the one with white anchovies on a bed of greens and another with acorn squash and goat cheese.


My conclusion

Olly Olly Market is a unique and exciting addition to the food hall scene in Chelsea. The market offers a diverse array of flavors from around the world, from delicious scallion pancake burritos to interactive chef’s counter experiences and much more. With art installations throughout the space, and two bars, Avant and Apres, it’s a perfect spot for foodies and art enthusiasts alike.

Whether you’re looking for a quick and satisfying lunch, or a place to sip and socialize with friends, Olly Olly Market has something for everyone. So, if you’re in Chelsea, pay a visit to Olly Olly Market and experience the delicious flavors and exciting atmosphere it offers.

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I'm in love with New York City since I was a child but when I finally had the chance to visit this place back in 2019 I lost my heart. This city makes me happy in a way I didn't know before. Now I hope that I can give you some inspiration for your New York City trip, so that you can understand my love for this city and have the best possible time in the Big Apple.

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