The Food Market Inside Grand Central Terminal – New York City

Grand Central Terminal is truly an amazing building. It was built in 1913 and has 44 train platforms inside. I don’t know how many floors it contains, but there are 3 that the public can access.The concourse floor is for dining. You will find coffee kiosks, restaurants and other food vendors there. A floor above, there are many retail shops and artisan kiosks for gifts and jewelry.

My favourite place inside the train terminal is the food market. There was such a beautiful selection of fruits, vegetables, seafood, spices and meats. It reminded me of Granville Island’s Public Market in Vancouver, but at a smaller scale. The market was a busy place. Many people were buying lunch to go.

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 Entrance to the Grand Central Market on the main floor.

 

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 Beautiful fresh fruits sold by individual vendors.

 

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Oh seafood…it looked so good. I was getting so hungry. I just imagined having a boiling pot of water there and cooking all that seafood to have a feast.

 

modern-coup-new-york-city-grand-central-terminal-market-hamI told my husband that for a special occasion, he can forget about buying flowers or even jewelry. A whole leg of prosciutto would just be the perfect gift for me. Mmmm…premium salted cured meats…

modern-coup-new-york-city-grand-central-terminal-market-breadYou can’t have proscuitto without having some baguette bread baked to perfection to go with it.

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A spice and tea vendor inside the market. Beautiful selection and colours.

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You can find more fruits and a plethora of nuts for a great snack.

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Other than obsessing about the food, I should state that the Grand Central Terminal has really nice architecture. This is a photo of sculptures at the top of the main entrance.

 

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It was very busy inside this huge station. There were commuters, tourists and office workers everywhere. Perhaps the terminal’s best-known feature is the celestial ceiling on the main concourse depicting the zodiac.

 

 

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