As a former New Yorker and a current holiday visitor, I look forward to the Union Square Holiday Market every year. Over 100 vendors are laid out in a little maze of stalls, perfect for perusing the knick-knackery and slowly getting lost in. Best of all, there are an increasing number of food choices each year, with options for both gifts and snacks to eat on the spot.
Last week we shared what savory food you can expect at the market, but there are many sweet options as well. For example, you can nab a fresh-off-the-pan crepe from Bar Suzette or waffle from Wafels & Dinges to eat while you choose which Liddabit candies to buy for your friends.
If the shopping has tired you out or you want to escape the crowds, there are plenty of great options nearby to sit down with some coffee or hot chocolate and a sweet or two. Just click through the slideshow to see our guide to eating at and around the Union Square Holiday Market.
The Union Square Holiday Market is open daily until Christmas Eve from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturdays, and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sundays.
About the author: Carrie Vasios Mullins is the editor of Serious Eats: Sweets. She likes to peruse her large collection of cookbooks while eating jam from the jar. You can follow her on Twitter @carrievasios