Mad. Sq. Eats Guides Show Off The Best of The Market
With the summer weather finally arriving, and just a few days left to experience Mad. Sq Eats – the market’s spring run will come to a close this Friday, May 27th – there’s never been a better time to get out and explore everything the market has to offer! To help you navigate all the tasty goodness at this spring’s market, we’ve compiled some of our favorite foodie Guides to this year’s market. We dare you to read them all without getting hungry!
Mad. Sq. Eats is open daily from 11am – 9pm in Worth Square, though this Friday (May 27th).
Fans of the market, fear not: the market will return again this fall, and in the meantime you can find us at Broadway Bites, Urbanspace Garment District, and year-round at Urbanspace Vanderbilt.
COFFEE & CHAMPAGNE
The Coffee & Champagne Guide to Mad. Sq. Eats
“Honestly, you can’t go wrong with any of the vendors. I recommend going back as many times as possible in the next month to try them all! After all, it’s a gluttonous adventure that solves that constant problem of , “what should I eat for lunch?” – Michelle Williams for Coffee & Champagne. Check out their gorgeous Guide to Urbanspace Garment District as well!
These Are The Trendiest Foods To Eat (And Instagram) In NYC Right Now
“So, if you’re feeling a little lost and in need of some mealtime inspiration, there’s no better place to look than right next to Madison Square Park. Elite Daily got the chance to head over to the pop-up market and check out some of the most original and – needless to say — delicious NYC foods available this month.” – Claudia Fisher for Elite Daily
AN ACTRESS EATS
Mad. Sq. Eats: A Beginner’s Guide
“While it’s more than worth the trip, MSE can be overwhelming for the first time visitor. With over 25 stalls serving over a hundred different dishes, where do you start?! Here’s a tailored plan to get a taste of the market without breaking your budget.” – Sarah Schenkkan for An Actress Eats
What to Get At Mad. Sq. Eats, Now Open in Flatiron
“Many market favorites have returned for 2016, including Roberta’s, Macaron Parlour, Red Hook Lobster Pound, Mayhem and Stout, MeltKraft, Cannibal, Hong Kong Street Cart, and Melt. Among the notable newcomers to this season’s Mad. Sq. Eats are Beatrice Burger, a spinoff of the super-sceney Beatrice Inn and led by Chef Angie Mar. There are three varieties on the menu here, the best of which (called “Animal”) features a beautiful dry-aged short-rib patty, creamy cambozola cheese, and a nice smokey sauce. Also new and also good are the Poke Nachos at Gotham Poke, the chicken sandwich at Asia Dog’s Hawaiian-inspired Ono Hut, and the deep-fried, bacon-wrapped avocado “fritters” at Masa.” – Scott Lynch for Gothmists
Vendor Spotlight: Takumi Taco and Gotham Poke
When Derek Kaye and Marc Spitzer first introduced Takumi Taco at Smorgasburg in 2012, it was a natural extension of creativity for both – weaving the best of Japanese and Mexican edibles together with the charm and convenience of mobile dining. Since then, Takumi Taco has grown into a cherished favorite at Urbanspace markets and beyond, consistently delivering inspired cuisine at the meeting point between two rich and unique food cultures. The team behind Takumi Taco recently launched Gotham Poke, a new concept focused on ultra-fresh fish bowls, at this spring’s Mad. Sq. Eats – proving once again that these are taste-makers to watch.
Takumi Taco currently operates three year-round locations in New York City, and can be found at many of the city’s best seasonal pop-up markets including Mad. Sq. Eats and Broadway Bites. Now in Midtown, with the opening of Urbanspace Vanderbilt, Takumi Taco offers a fresh and engaging menu of tacos, burritos, rice bowls, and salads that can be customized for any taste. “I was looking to start a concept that really brought together multiple types of cuisine,” says Derek Kaye, whose menu playfully does just that. For a taste of one of his favorites, check out the Spicy Tuna – a glorious medley of sashimi-grade big eye tuna in spicy mayo, balanced with cucumber, radish and jicama in a delightfully crispy gyoza shell.
This spring, adventurous eaters can also get a taste of the team’s new concept, Gotham Poke, popping up now at Mad. Sq. Eats and joining the Broadway Bites lineup this June. “I have always loved Poke and wanted to bring it to NYC,” says Kaye. But what exactly is Poke, and why should we be so excited it’s here? Poke, the story goes, began with Hawaiian fisherman seasoning the cut-offs of their catch for a snack. Seasonings for these raw fish salads were inspired by Japanese and other Asian cuisines, utilizing soy sauce, green onion, sesame oil and other traditional flavors to highlight the fresh flavors of the just-caught fish. To bring these authentic flavors to NYC, Gotham Poke offers 7 signature poke mixes that can be combined with a variety of bases, from fresh seaweed salad to classic white rice, to create the perfect meal. It’s light, fresh, and healthy – it’s Hawaii, in the heart of the city.
It’s a great time of year to check out the spring pop-up markets, try the fresh new flavors of Gotham Poke, and get your fix of all your favorites at Takumi Taco. With so much going on, you might be wondering what’s next for Derek and team. “Urbanspace is an entrepreneurs dream,” says Kaye. “It provides a place for people to give a new concept a shot, test the market and serve as an incubator for small businesses.” So you can be sure that whatever new deliciousness these folks introduce next, you’ll be sure to find it here at Urbanspace.
Urbanspace Vanderbilt – Mon – Fri 7:30am – 9pm, Sat & Sun 9am – 5pm
Chelsea Market – 11am – 9pm Daily
Starret Lehigh Building – Mon – Fri 11am – 3pm
Smorgasburg – Seasonal
Mad. Sq. Eats at Worth Square – 11am – 9pm daily, though May 27th
Broadway Bites at Greeley Square – 11am – 9pm Daily, June 3rd – July 17th
General Information and Catering Requests: Debbie@TakumiTaco.com
Photos care of Melissa Kirschenheiter
Photos From Urbanspace Garment District Spring 2016 Opening Day!
Pop-up season is well under way, and this week we celebrated the return of Urbanspace Garment District, now open at Broadway and West 40th Street!
The market will be open from 11am – 8pm daily, except Sundays, through June 24th.
This year’s spring market features 16 of NYC’s best mobile vendors, elevating street food on the backdrop of the fashionably gritty Garment District, and the bustle of Broadway. Whether you’re working in the neighborhood, catching a Broadway show, shopping in the area, taking a break during your lunch, or joining us for evening Happy Hour, you’ll find something for everyone at Urbanspace Garment District.
Check out these great photos by Erin Kestenbaum, scope out the full vendor lineup here, and be sure to stop by the market to experience all these delicious bites for yourself!
Photos by Erin Kestenbaum
OddFellows Ice Cream Co. Arrives at Urbanspace Vanderbilt With Roberta’s Collaboration
It’s official! OddFellows Ice Cream Co. has arrived at Urbanspace Vanderbilt, and to kick off the summer they’ve unveiled a brand new collaborative ice cream flavor with Roberta’s:
“Sticky buns and bacon, meet ice cream. You guys were always meant to be together. New York-based OddFellows Ice Cream Co. and Brooklyn’s Roberta’s have known it all along, and they’ve just created a new ice cream flavor to prove it. Behold coffee ice cream with sticky bun bread pudding and bacon, a one-of-a-kind flavor that we’d like to eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner this summer. The flavor launches today at New York’s Urbanspace Vanderbilt food hall and will be available through Labor Day.” – Alison Spiegel for Tasting Table. Check out the full article here.
OddFellows Ice Cream Co. joins the lineup at Urbanspace Vanderbilt through Labor Day, so be sure to stop in and try the summer’s best new ice cream flavor before it’s gone!
Broadway Bites Returns to Greeley Square June 3rd – July 17th!
Spring pop-up season is well underway here at Urbanspace, with Mad. Sq. Eats open daily through May 27th in Worth Square, and Urbanspace Garment District returning to the bustle of Broadway at 40th-41st next week! It’s already a season to remember – with tons of new vendors and old favorites serving up the best local street food in some of the city’s most beautiful outdoor plazas – and to keep things going, we’re looking forward to welcoming summer with the return of Broadway Bites.
Broadway Bites Summer 2016 will return to Greeley Square, at Broadway and 33rd, from June 3rd – July 17th. The market will be open 11am – 9pm daily, showcasing a cosmopolitan mix of cuisines from experienced chefs, as well as talented up-and-coming stars. Be sure to follow us @urbanspacenyc for all the latest updates, and come #EatUrban with us at #BwayBites!
2016 Summer Lineup
The Cannibal Dogs | Macaron Parlour | Chingu | DÙNDÚ | Mr Bing – Beijing Bites | Arancini Bros
Calexico | Doughnuttery | Two Tablespoons | Jicama “California Street Food” | Domo Taco | Delicatessen Taco | Renegade Lemonade | The Gumbo Bros | Palenque Colombian Food | Paella Shack by Barraca | Bar Suzette Creperie & Bistro | MMM Enfes Turkish Food | Bolivian Llama Party | Kaya | Zhà Roasted Meats | Takumi Taco | Barilla Restaurants | Casa Toscana | Hai Street Kitchen and Co. | Cheesesteaks By The Truffleist | Red Hook Lobster Pound | Melt Bakery
Urbanspace Garment District Opens TODAY!
Looking for more reasons to get out of the office and enjoy this spring weather? We’re gearing up for the launch of our Urbanspace Garment District market, returning to Broadway between 40th to 41st streets from May 16 – June 24. The market will be open from 11am – 8pm Monday – Saturday, closed on Sundays.
This year’s spring lineup features a diverse mix of original concepts from some of New York City’s best local eateries, chefs and entrepreneurs. Get your fill of bites from returning favorites, and sample tasty fare from exciting new concepts, all while taking in the city from one of it’s busiest thoroughfares. #Eaturban with @urbanspacenyc at #GarmentDistrict
For more information on our 2016 Urbanspace Garment District vendors, head on over to our Urbanspace Garment District page!
2016 VENDOR LINEUP
Casa Toscana | Red Hook Lobster Pound | La Sonrisa Empanadas | Bangkok B.A.R. | Black Iron Burger | Frida’s Favorites | Melt Bakery | Hai Street Kitchen & Co | Todaro Bros | Domo Taco | Emmett’s | Masa | Jicama “California Street Food” | Paella Shack | Delicatessen Taco | MMM Enfes
Join us at Urbanspace Vanderbilt for Cinco de Market!
Join us at Urbanspace Vanderbilt on Thursday, May 5th for a very special ‘Cinco de Market’ happy hour celebration! Featuring amazing food and drink specials from our 20+ vendors, and a pop-up cantina from our amigos at La Palapa Tacos.
Horchata Doughnuts from Dough? You bet. $3 Chicken Tinga from Takumi Taco? A must. Mexican beer & authentic bites from La Palapa Tacos? The best around. Chili-salted pretzels from Sigmund’s?Sign me up. Watermelon Gazpacho at Two Tablespoons? Um, yum! Something for everyone? That’s what we do.
Bring your friends and get your fiesta on with us!
Thursday, May 5th 2016 | 5pm – 8pm | Urbanspace Vanderbilt (E 45th & Vanderbilt Ave)
Hard Times Sundaes: The best Burger in NYC
According to top chefs, Hard Times Sundaes has one of the best burgers in NYC! You’re invited to check out the full list from some of our favorite chefs on Bloomberg, and stop by Urbanspace Vanderbilt to try one for yourself!
Photograph by Eric Medsker/Bloomberg
“I’ve always had a passion for the old-school American burger,” says Will Horowitz, the chef behind Harry & Ida’s. Andrew Zurica’s truck and its exquisite burgers used to be something of a secret, parked in Mill Basin, Brooklyn. Now, you can find them in UrbanSpace’s midtown food hall, Vanderbilt Market. Horowitz goes for the double cheeseburger, calling it “an unsung hero in a tragic world of overstuffed and overpriced burgers.” ($9.50)
Urbanspace Garment District Spring 2016 Vendor Lineup Announced!
Urbanspace is excited to announce our spring 2016 Urbanspace Garment District lineup! The market will return to Broadway (between 40th & 41st Streets) from May 16th – June 24th, 2016. Daily hours will be 11am – 8pm, with the market closed on Sundays.
The spring Urbanspace Garment District market will feature an all-star roster of returning favorites alongside exciting new additions, so be sure to follow us @urbanspacenyc for an exciting first look at our 2016 pop-up season and the inside scoop on all our new vendors!
For more information on our 2016 Urbanspace Garment District vendors, head on over to our Urbanspace Garment District page!
SPRING 2016 URBANSPACE GARMENT DISTRICT VENDORS
Casa Toscana | Red Hook Lobster Pound | La Sonrisa Empanadas | Bijoux Macarons | Black Iron Burger | Bangkok B.A.R. | Frida’s Favorites | Melt Bakery | Hai Street Kitchen & Co | Domo Taco | Emmett’s | Masa | Jicama “California Street Food” | Paella Shack | MMM Enfes | Delicatessen Taco