Chelsea Market , housed in an old factory building, is essentially a gourmet foodie mall, which is why I get sucked in everytime I’m within a 3 block radius. Buon Italia, Bowery Kitchen Supply, Amy’s Bread, Fat Witch Bakery, T Salon, Chelsea Wine Vault all reside in the raw, rather industrial space. I stopped into Ronnybrook Milk Bar recently to pick up one of their yogurt drinks (honey vanilla, mmmmm) and noticed a man sitting at the counter eating a plate of hummus and reading a book. He seemed so content. I thought, hummus at a milk bar? Why not? So I sat down at the counter and ordered one for myself. It’s incredible hummus, served with sliced egg, pickles, and a basket of warm pita. What a cozy little spot for lunch! Plus they have sundaes and milkshakes! The rustic diner feel of the place, with walls made of milk crates and a line of glass refridgerator cases offering up the myriad of Ronnybrook products make it all feel wonderfully old-fashioned and homey. I highly recommend.
Ronnybrook Milk Bar: 75 Ninth Ave bet 15th and 16th, inside Chelsea Market