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New Amsterdam Market Valentine’s Gift Shop & Soda Fountain

Yesterday and today, the New Amsterdam Market held their Valentine’s Gift Shop & Soda Fountain in an historic, wood-beamed warehouse space downtown by the South Street Seaport.  With the outdoor market season several months away, this was kind of a reunion for some of the usual vendors.  It was really great to see everyone again and even more wonderful to check out all the delicious goodies that were for sale.

The market was set up in this beautiful, old space near the seaport.

Tinsel Trading Company‘s beautiful cards and boxes

Liz of Liddabit Sweets with her amazing display

Yum!  Look at this incredible chocolate cake

Candy bars and Caramels for your sweetheart!

What about picking up a bag of Spicy Cashews from Nuts+Nuts?

Or these colorful Macarons from Vallery of Jaune NYC

I selected a Rose & Orange Water one with its delicate, floral taste

Honey for your Honey?  From Bees’ Needs

Third Rail Coffee to brew up a something special

To treat myself, I picked up a jar of Blood Orange Marmalade from Anarchy in a Jar

If I had a sweetheart this year, I would have picked up some of this for him.

Or maybe I would have treated him to Taza Chocolate

Mast Brothers delicious chocolate is another tempting option

I love their packaging, too.

I hope that someone picked up these beautiful sweets from Pie Corps for their sweet

Or maybe gathered a few of their hand pies to pack up for a picnic

Along with some of this bright, cheerful fruit from Flying Fox Fruiterer

Perhaps grabbing one of P&H Soda Co.‘s seasonal syrup flavors to put in a hamper

Look at this list of soda selections to sample

With Anton of P&H mixing each one by hand

I tried the Goat’s Cheese Ice Cream with Quince Syrup – sweet, creamy and refreshing

I could also have opted for an old-fashioned Egg Cream using their incredible Chocolate Syrup

Of course, I also treated myself to a scoop of the fabulous Ri-cuddle Me (ricotta, orange, and cinnamon) and I’m Slightly Bitter (semi-sweet chocolate) ice creams from my favorite The Bent Spoon.

Although it was difficult to choose, as all the flavors were fantastic

And, then there were all these pints to pick from to take with me

With all these great things at the market, how could I not gather up some of them to bring home with me?

Happy Valentine’s Day!!!

Buon appetito!