The name of the 'All Good Things' Market on Franklin St in TriBeca tells no lies: everything within this market is good. If anything, they're actually selling themselves a little bit short, because good is a bit of an understatement. The space isn't overly large and that just adds to the charm. The building was built in the 1800s and was a sugar factory before being converted into a textile factory in the 1940s. They haven't tried to modernise the interior too much. It's a great space with modern lighting and all sorts of yummy and pretty goodness that pairs beautifully with exposed pipes and walls that look like they've literally been slapped with a bit of paint.
Popping through the doors that say 'Mostly Open' in curling, gold letters the lovely image of one of New York's top florist's, Polux Fleuriste, section greets you with pops of fresh colour and gorgeous arrangements.
When your eyes hit the little blue bottle sign of Blue Bottle Coffee you'll know you've made the right choice to enter if you're anything like me. Get yourself some coffee to enjoy while you wander through.
Next you'll come to Orwashers Bakery. They'll have something for you to sample if you're lucky (today was a delicious bread) but do yourself a favour and get one of those jelly-filled donuts. Pick your flavour from six available and watch as they pump it into the chocolate-coated or cinnamon-sugared delicacy. Then gobble. Repeat if necessary.
If you're looking for other sweet things then you could give Nunu Chocolates a try. They're hand-made in Brooklyn, they have some truffles with beer in them, and they have an honest jar for when they aren't there. Doesn't get much better than that.
There's also delicious ice-cream available. Seasonal flavours include Pumpkin Spice, Apple Cider and Peppermint, but I went with burnt sugar and cookies and cream. It's Blue Marble ice cream which means that the ice cream is crafted with premium, certified organic dairy and the best ingredients around to make it taste so good, and the ethical business practices of the company should make you feel good inside while you eat.
We got a pastrami sandwich from Dickson's to share which was divine. We got it to share because we wanted more room to taste more goodies but it was actually a very generously sized sandwich, which for $9 you'd want I guess.