We haven't had an Ellen Pompeo walking post in ages

The tenth season of Grey's Anatomy will be airing fresh episodes on May 1.

And on Sunday, Ellen Pompeo, 44, took advantage of a momentary lull in filming from the hit medical drama by enjoying a family day out in New York City.

The svelte mother of one was captured doting alongside her husband Chris Ivery and daughter Stella while shopping for toys in the hip SoHo district of the concrete jungle

With her blonde mane swept up in a taut bun, Pompeo appeared determined while grasping her daughter's hand.

The trim actress teamed a grey pair of sweatpants with a fashionable black leather jacket and a matching dark-hued blouse.

With a pair of sunglasses tucked into her shirt, the actress kept her daughter close at hand, who happily skipped along the street.

Luna dressed for her Sunday outing much like her mother in grey leggings, although added a pop of vivid colour with a yellow skirt and sky blue Converse trainers.

Husband and music producer Chris Ivery led the way in loose-fitting jeans, a black sweatshirt, and a navy blue cap to top off his ensemble.

Ivery tended to his fatherly duties by assisting with the heavy lifting, carrying what appeared to be a batch of dolls in his left hand and a Micro Maxi Scooter box

The family carefully navigated through the trendy streets, and Pompeo juggled a bottle of chocolate milk and bag of groceries in one hand.

WetPaint reports the couple were introduced to one another at a grocery store in 2003, and were wed in 2007 in New York.

Pompeo gave birth to their daughter on September 15, 2009.