Back in the day, the Chelsea Street Market was a Nabisco factory. The building no longer cranks out Nilla Wafers, Oreos, FIg Newtons, or any other officially trademarked boxed cookies, but it’s one of my favorite places in the city to go stare at stuff. The stores are full of Costco sized Nutella jars (if you have a spare $80), frog shaped-bowls, ugly clothes in expensive boutiques, fun bookstores, fancy pants grocery stores, and bakeries with enough fresh bread, cookies, cakes and candy to build a substantial fort. However, I focus more on eating the baked goods than building with them. Especially at Eleni’s bakery during their happy hour of sorts. For the last two hours of the day, all of the baked goods on their counter are half off. So that means you can get delicious cupcakes, brownies, cookies, blondies, etc. for less than a buck. Which is way better than getting a pack of animal crackers from the bodega and discovering they’re stale.
Half-Priced Baked Goods
Eleni’s in the Chelsea Street Market
75 9th Avenue, between 15th and 16th Streets [Chelsea, Manhattan]
Monday to Friday, 6 to 8pm, Saturday 6 to 7pm, Sunday 5 to 6pm
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