Manhattan Fruit Exchange
Originally uploaded by lools.
Chelsea market is home to Manhattan Fruit Exchange, a wholesale fruit and vegetable market that sells a dazzling array of produce at decent prices.
Walking through this indoor market last weekend, I was totally blown away by the sheer variety of fresh produce. From a dozen types of hot peppers to almost every kind of leafy green that grows on earth, this market is a total delight for those of us who must get our daily servings of fruits and vegetables. I was so taken up by everything on sale that I actually didn't buy anything. It's true how they say that too much choice is paralysing!
Before I head back to Manhattan Fruit Exchange, I'm going to consult Alice Waters' Chez Pannise Vegetables and Chez Pannise Fruit cookbooks.