After several disappointing experiences at Whole Foods (Chelsea), Balduccis, and Fresh Direct, I was pleasantly surprised at the produce and service at Chelsea Market today. Don't get be wrong, I do enjoy the other places but I found the service and produce to be severly lacking at Whole Foods and Balduccis and the general quality of the food to have taken a turn for the worst from Fresh Direct.
Great prices on the greenest and most beautiful asparagus I have seen in NYC. Also, DELICIOUS Chocolate and Hot Pepper gelato at that little gelato place. Amy's Bread has wonderful stuff out as usual. Maybe it's just more fun to go from shop to shop instead of buying everything in one huge store.