25 must-visit places to eat in Chelsea
Robert Sietsema / Eater NY
In the second half of the 19th century, Chelsea grew from a bucolic suburb to an industrialized urban district, with steaming factories lining the Hudson River, which included a former Nabisco factory complex (now Chelsea Market). Today its attractions are still plentiful, including bustling 14th Street to the south, the winding elevated path of the High Line functioning as the neighborhood’s backbone, the sprawling Chelsea Market food court, the compact campus from the Fashion Institute of Technology and boutique hotels. and art galleries serving almost as a buffer between residential Chelsea and the Hudson River. The precise borders are controversial, but for the purposes of this map we will consider them to run from Sixth Avenue in the east to the Hudson River in the west and from 14th Street in the south to 30th Street in the north. .
Health experts consider eating out to be a high-risk activity for the unvaccinated; it also poses a risk to vaccinees, especially in areas with high COVID transmission.
To note: The restaurants on this map are listed geographically.