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Where to Eat near NYC's Holiday Markets

Nothing makes you hungry like the rush of finishing your Christmas shopping
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Holiday markets take everything we love most about New York—unique handmade goods, great snacks, quality people-watching—and combine them into one festive bubble. Since there's no better way to celebrate a successful shopping adventure than with a hard-earned meal, we've put together a list of choice restaurants near these magical places—because you deserve a gift, too.

Union Square

Go to Daily Provisions, where you can get a rotisserie chicken. It's cash free, so if you've spent all your money on butterfly terrariums and screen-printed art, you can still get your rotisserie chicken fix. Should you want to keep the holiday spirit going, go to the always-magical Rolf's—but we suggest you stop by the Leckerlee booth first to get a sweet lebkuchen as your first course.

 

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Columbus Circle

Once you've crossed everyone off your list—including your real best friend, thanks to Ware of the Dog—escape the crowds by heading west to Kashkaval. It's an off-the-beaten-path spot, where you can eat your weight in some of the city's best Mediterranean tapas without spending a fortune. Or head the other direction, where you can wine and dine yourself at Indian Accent.

Bryant Park Winter Village

After touring the stalls (and going for a necessary spin around the skating rink), take in the park views from the French-leaning Gabriel Kreuther, your go-to for fine dining. Plus, while you're there, you can pick up a box of chocolates for the person you've inevitably forgotten about.

Grand Central

With Michelin-starred Agern right inside the terminal, you don't even have to face the cold to get a good meal. You'll find exquisite Nordic cuisine from one of Noma's cofounders—just steps from the subway, too.

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