If you're looking for lunch in Chelsea, Chelsea Market really should be your first stop. This expansive retail space is home to a couple dozen vendors, most of which do food of some kind. Consider this your one-stop guide to eating well in the market.
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As a native of Honolulu, I'm always on the lookout for made-in-Hawai'i products that, by some magical feat, make it all the way to the retail shelves of NYC. So cheers to Maui Preserved and their vanilla powder which is now stocked at One Lucky Duck.
One Lucky Duck, the take-away spot from vegan restaurant Pure Food and Wine, is best known for their smoothies, juices, and raw desserts. But they also do an excellent lunch business, turning out raw and vegan salads to go at rapid speed during the busy lunch hours.
Both raw and vegan, the Cinnamon Crispies from One Lucky Duck taste more strongly of maple than cinnamon, but that's perfectly fine by me.