UrbanSpace Joins the Food Hall Fray
Over the last 30 years, UrbanSpace has been responsible for creating some of the best-known seasonal, outdoor bazaars in both London and New York, including Camden Lock, Mad. Sq. Eats, Broadway Bites and the Union Square Holiday Market. And now, the ever-expanding company is jumping on the burgeoning food hall bandwagon as well, by debuting UrbanSpace Vanderbilt; its very first year-round, brick-and-mortar establishment. Set to open this summer near Grand Central Terminal, the 12,000-square foot market will welcome over 20 artisan vendors and chef-driven concepts to Midtown, and here’s a sneak peek of some of the most exciting, upcoming additions!
Tyler Kord Project: The No. 7 Sub honcho is launching a new veggie-forward concept especially for the market, which will serve legitimately craveable meatless burgers, as well as Kord’s infamous broccoli tacos.
Amali Wine Bar: In addition to its delectable farm-to-table Mediterranean fare, the Upper East Sider, Amali, is known for its award-winning, sustainable wine list. That will be the focus of their new spot at UrbanSpace Vanderbilt, which will also serve vino-centric treats, such as rosé popsicles. (They had us at rose popsicles!)
La Palapa Tacos: An all-taco offshoot of the authentic, East Village favorite, expect Mexico City-style corn tortillas stuffed with chile-rubbed pork, homemade queso fresco, grilled spring onion, pickled jalapenos, mole negro, and much more.
Red Hook Lobster Pound: What’s an NYC food market without Red Hook Lobster Pound? And in addition to offering their beloved chowdas and rolls, the Pound will also launch a casual new raw bar, featuring locally sourced East Coast oysters, draft beers and wines.
Toby’s Estate Coffee Roasters: Featuring two custom espresso stations, Toby’s will be UrbanSpace Vanderbilt’s exclusive coffee provider, serving single-origin beans and offering specialized brew methods, such as pour-overs and Japanese drips.
Bar Suzette: UrbanSpace continues to pledge its allegiance to Bar Suzette, a six-year market veteran serving up sweet and savory Crepes and addictive Truffle Fries.
Two Tablespoons: The first permanent outpost of Two Tablespoons will provide on-the-go Midtown office workers with healthy, vegetarian options, such as Quinoa Falafel Bites with yogurt dill dip and Sweet Corn Spring Rolls with curry coconut sauce.