The Absolute Best Food Markets in the United States

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St. Roch Market is a stylish, design-centric food hall in New Orleans that elevates the talent, food and drink of top chefs. Like the French market of The Big Easy, St. Roch also has an important history. Opened in 1875, it is one of the last public markets in the city. According to NOLA.comSt. Roch’s Market survived epidemics, the Great Depression (with some renovations done by the Works Progress Administration), World War II, and Hurricane Katrina – damage from the latter left it vacant for almost seven years before being immaculately restored again.

St. Roch Market is small but mighty, currently with six vendors offering coffee, Mediterranean cuisine with a New Orleans twist, Gulf cuisine with an emphasis on fresh seafood, Burmese comfort food and Malaysian, cocktails and a poke and sushi spot. Enthusiasm says it’s a perfect brunch or lunch before a day in the vibrant and artsy neighborhood of Marigny. While you may be tempted to stay indoors and revel in the gorgeous design, there’s plenty of seating outside to soak up the Southern sun.

The Saint-Roch Market is open seven days a week. It is open Sunday to Thursday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

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