One of the most popular hangout and shopping districts in New York is Union Square. The area including and surrounding the square is famous for its big name retail shops as well as it's home decor shops, record shops, and bookstores.
The biggest draw of the area, though, is most definitely the Greenmarket , which is New York's largest farmer's market and is held every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday on the North and West sides of Union Square and is always flooded with thousands of New Yorkers buying fresh produce and other groceries.
The Greenmarket began in 1976 and during the summer months there are over 140 fishermen, farmers, bakers, and other vendors that fill the square offering the very best food from around the New York market.
If you're looking for the best shopping district in New York for big names and fresh groceries, you need to visit Union Square.