MEATPACKING DISTRICT — There's always money in the banana stand.
A popular new outdoor market in the Meatpacking District has expanded after being open only a few months, adding three new vendors — including one that specializes in chocolate-dipped frozen bananas.
The Chelsea Triangle French Market opened over the summer at West 14th Street and Ninth Avenue as a place for locals and visitors to buy fresh produce, cheese, baked goods and more on weekends.
The new vendors set to arrive are the banana purveyor Trop Pops, which also specializes in frozen kiwi, mango, and pineapple dipped in dark chocolate; Olive Oil of the World, a specialty olive oil vendor; and Naturally Susan's, a skin-care product line.
The new lineup comes as the market heads into the fall season, with plenty of fresh local vegetables and organic meats and cheeses ripe for the picking.
A variety of already popular vendors will also return to the market, including pies from Pizza Roma, macarons from Richart, sorbet from Sorbet Gourmet, and mozzarella sandwiches from Iron Tomato.
The market, run by Bensidoun USA, which also manages French markets in Paris and Chicago, is open Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Nov. 29.