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.