Friday, December 19, 2014

Foodie Friday at the Union Square Holiday Market


I had a great visit yesterday to the Union Square -- East 14th Street -- Holiday Market. This was my first visit to a holiday market this year, and I'm sorry I waited so long into the season to do this. There were wonderful gift ideas and delicious foods presented. I especially enjoyed the local artisan food companies and the unique crafts that were sold there. I collected a number of cards and had a great time taking pictures. The day was relatively mild, but on a colder day I could have fortified myself with delicious looking hot beverages that were for sale.

 
Besides the hot cider this booth had beautiful and delicate wooden decorations. 
 
I completely fell in love with Fatty Sundays, the best looking -- and tasting -- gourmet pretzels I've encountered in a long time. They were so pretty and delicious. I will definitely be on the lookout for them for gifts and fun hostess presents.   
 
I sampled the Sprinkle, and I bought a box of the Toffee Crunch to bring as a get-well cheer up gift for a friend who had knee surgery. The toffee crunch definitely brought cheer. 
 
 
There were a large number of food booths, all very enticing. I especially enjoyed the spicy pepper cashews at Nuts+Nuts. They are imported from Indonesia and have the added benefit of working with local farmers in Java and Bali. I am a cashew fan and these were not the norm. They were plump, delicious and an immense treat.
 
I enjoyed chatting about the company and sampling their wonderful choices.
 
 
Not to leave out our canine friends I found this booth with doggie food treats -- the cutest -- and clothes, equally cute. 
 
 This company, YoYo Dog, doesn't have a website, but if anyone is interested in their products I am happy to share their phone number. 
 
The holiday market, surrounded by skyscrapers.


I hope you've enjoyed your visit. We'll be back on Sunday for gift ideas and decorations that I think you'll enjoy. Tomorrow we're going to one of the most iconic New York Christmas sights, Rockefeller Center for seasonal Pink Saturday. 
 
As always, thanks for visiting! Take care and hope you're having a fabulous Friday. 




14 comments:

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Oh I see all kinds of goodies! I would love to shop there, too! Have a fun weekend! Hugs, Diane

Terra said...

I would have tried the hot cider, and bought some goodies that look so tempting. Have a grand holiday season.

Nellie said...

All sorts of delectable treats! How were you able to pass them by? Enjoy Pink Saturday!

Melinda said...

Looks like fun!

M : )

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

What a great place to visit and a wonderful place to find gifts. There is no better gift than what is consumable.

I was in Rockerfeller Center the weekend before Christmas last year, and I have never been in a place that was so crowded. It as a little frightening, but very exciting. I hope you will be able to get around and take your always excellent pictures.

TARYTERRE said...

You're in the perfect place to experience so many amazing things. Those pretzels look yummy!

Sola Scriptura said...

What a fun market to visit! The hot apple cider and treats all look so delicious.

Theresa said...

I enjoyed my visit with you and it made me hungry:) Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

Simply Linda said...

What a wonderful post! I always enjoy your your photos etc. Blessings

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

That market would be fun to visit. Time is getting short now for shopping and I'm thinking mine is complete. I'm running out of room to put things so I'd better be done. A little more wrapping and baking and I'll be ready for the big day ! I'm looking forward to seeing pictures of Rockefeller Center. Hope you have a super Saturday !

Susie said...

I love to go to markets like this. It is nice to talk with the owners if they are not too busy. Blessings sweet buttercup. xoxo,Susie

Saleslady371 said...

So interesting!

Cattails said...

Way back in 1980, I had the privilege of visiting Germany at Christmas with my parents. These market photos remind me very much of that visit.

Annesphamily said...

We missed the market downtown this year. Too many things going on. Always fun to see your photos. Have a great week Carol!