Chelsea Market
75 9th Ave (15/16), NYC

Today is a nasty rainy day in NYC, the kind where you want to crawl up on the couch, watch movies, and order sesame chicken and chow fun. However, there is a food mecca in Manhattan designed for rainy days like this. The Chelsea Market is basically one big gourmet food court with nearly two dozen eateries. Spud and I went there last year and consumed a great lobster roll from the Lobster Place, a Croque Monsueir from somewhere else, and pastries and coffee from Amy’s Bread. They have other good treats from the Fat Witch Bakery and Sarabeth’s. If you are looking to treat yourself, the Chelsea Market is home to high-end Asians Buddakan and Morimoto. It also houses Food Network studios, so you may just catch a glimpse of your favorite television chef.

Check it out. Unlike the Chinese food, at least you won’t be hungry in an hour…