Today my husband and I went for a lunch date at Chelsea Market.

Photo of Chelsea Market

I’d been craving a lobster roll, so The Lobster Place was a no-brainer destination.

The fish market inside was clean and bright…

Lobster Place oyster counter

And as we made our way to the back “lobster stand” we passed lobster salad for sale ($55 a pound)…

Lobster Salad at Lobster Place

And piles of just cooked lobsters!


Not surprisingly, we opted for lobster rolls, served with chips and a pickle.

(My husband graciously modeled his between bites.)

Lobster Place lobster roll

The bread was lightly toasted and buttery, and stuffed with succulent and very delicately dressed lobster meat.  Mmmm…so scrumptious!

Afterwards, we ambled through the arcade in search of something sweet.

Chelsea Market arch

(What Foodie Heaven must look like!)

signs in Chelsea Market

At Chelsea Market Baskets, I had a hard time choosing among all the gourmet chocolate bars…

Chocolate bars

But decided on the two above, along with some Leonidas chocolates by the piece to take home.

(By the way, if you don’t have a chocolate truck in your home, your life really isn’t complete.)

coffee and chocolates

The perfect ending to a memorable date!

Leonidas chocolate and coffee




  1. Lauren says:

    Hello from Chelsea Market Baskets! We’re so glad you enjoyed our store. These pictures are great and we adore your chocolate truck. Thank you for the love! -Lauren, Chelsea Market Baskets

  2. ma says:

    I feel like I went there with you!!! SOON!!

    Happy Anniversary m’dears! MA

    • Joana says:

      And we wished you had been there with us, too! I’ll be sure to take you the next time you’re here…

      Lurve, J

      On Fri, Aug 1, 2014 at 9:51 AM, JOANA MIRANDA STUDIO wrote:


  3. Helen Reich says:

    Wow, that lobster roll looks great, I want some! What’s puzzling me are the live lobsters. I always thought they were green until you cooked them. But if these are cooked, why would they still have rubber bands around their claws?

    • Joana says:

      Hi Helen,

      Very observant of you! Andy pointed out my error (those are actually COOKED lobsters) so I just updated and corrected my blog. I think those lobsters had just been cooked and pulled out of the boiling water which is why the rubber bands weren’t yet cut off. (You put them in with the rubber bands otherwise they’d snip you with their claws.)

      Lobster mystery clarified…just like the butter.;-)


      On Fri, Aug 1, 2014 at 5:06 PM, JOANA MIRANDA STUDIO wrote:


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