Situated at the old Fulton Fish Market, New Amsterdam Market is a weekly market that featured some of New York’s best food vendors. After our hot sunny walk along the Brooklyn Bridge (where Kat and I were almost melted), we were pleased that the market was sheltered (from the sun) and was pretty cooling.
Perhaps it was the heat, the market was not crowded. It was quite nice to walk around and look at what each stall is selling. The focus of New Amsterdam Market was to support small businesses, introduce seasonal produces, feature local farmers, hence you see stall selling free range ducks, organic tea, artisanal cheese and handcrafted chocolate and candies and so many more.
The first store I hit was Liddabit Sweets. Started by Jen King and Liz Gutman, Liddabit Sweets specialised in making candies, lollies, chocolates – all things sweet. I was hoping to get some slurtles which were beer caramels topped with either pretzel or potato chips (I know, crazy right?) and finished off with a dark chocolate shell. But due to the hot weather, no chocolate was on sales (sadness). However I managed to bag three bags of caramels – dark chocolate and sea salt (which was divine) and beer and pretzel (sweet and savoury).
From afar, I spotted Sullivan Street Bakery. I’ve been wanting to make a trip to the bakery and I was so happy to see they have a stall (In case, you don’t know, I have a tiny obsession with Jim Lahey’s no knead bread and pizza dough). Though I was not in an eating mood, I could not resist getting one of the strecci with tomatoes. The bread was chewy and savoury, and with that bit of tomatoes and salt, it was perfection.
The last bite we had at New Amsterdam Market was at Luke’s Lobster. It was so good that it prompted Kat and I to go back a few days later to have the lobster roll again. And yes, I will talk about it later.
If we have New Amsterdam Market in Singapore, you will see my face at the market every Sunday, sniffing around and eating well.
New Amsterdam Market South Street between Beekman Street and Peck Slip
Sundays from 11am to 4pm