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A Spotlight on UrbanSpace Garment District’s Newest Vendors

20140219-emmetts-pizza-slice-thumb-610x406-385705If there’s a neighborhood in NYC that still needs all the help it can get where food is concerned, it would definitely be Midtown’s chain-saturated Garment District. So we can bet area office workers will rejoice over the return of UrbanSpace’s seasonal, area artisan food market, as well as the addition of awesome new vendors to the crew of established regulars!  From Emmett’s and their deep dish Chicago pizzas, to Delicatessen Taco, and their smoked meat-stuffed tortillas…

Emmett’s: You can find on-the-go slices or wood-fired, Neapolitan rounds on pretty much every other block in NYC.  But Emmett’s is bringing Windy City deep dish to the heart of the Garment District, slinging cast iron-cooked circles of goodness with sauce slathered on top, a gooey layer of mozzarella in the middle, and extras like hot giardiniera, soppressata, Italian beef, black olives or fried eggs on the bottom.

13177979_1023945981032465_7282496289793766190_nMASA: Oddly enough, as popular as tacos have become, this is one of the first food market vendors to concentrate their efforts on tamales.  From the team behind Jicama (known for their healthy veggie taco shells and not so figure friendly pork donut sliders), MASA offers steamed, gluten-free corn patties, filled with chicken mole or mixed veggies, and topped with avocado slices and crema.

Delicatessen Taco: Asian-inspired tacos have become as prominent as pizza, especially in the food truck and street vendor world.  But this spot aims to stand out from the crowd by combining one of New York’s newest favorites with one of its oldest standbys — the deli sandwich — resulting in tortillas piled high with smoked and roasted meats, and topped with cilantro, salsa verde, chipotle, and pickled jalapenos.

oCasa Toscana: Formally Gelati ti Amo, Casa Toscana adds all manner of espresso drinks and pastries to its selection of artisanal frozen treats, such as Affogatos, Cappuccino Shakeratos, freshly baked Tuscan Foccacia, prosciutto and cheese-filled Cornetti, and seasonal Insalate; such as farro, zucchini and marcona almonds, and beets, nectarines, goat cheese and kale.

Todaro Bros: This 99-year-old, Kips Bay-based Italian grocer is an unexpected addition to the generally young gun-run food market scene.  Taking advantage of the quality imported meats, dairy and condiments at its disposal, Todaro Bros. is offering a selection of submarine sandwiches, such the “Antipasto” with prosciutto, genoa salami and provolone, the “Angelina” with roast beef, balsamic vinegar and black olive paste, and the “Sunny Mozzarella” with sundried tomatoes, arugula and fresh cheese.

Hai-Street-Kitchen-Screamin-Tuna-RollHai Street Kitchen & Co. : Love it or hate it, the sushi burrito (basically just super sized sushi) is still on a major roll in New York City.  Not only does former UrbanSpace vendor, Umi Temakaria serve them, but also the Philly-based Hai Street Kitchen & Co. does now as well; try the “Screaming Tuna” with yellowfin, gochujang, grilled zucchini and tempura crunchies, the “Slammin’ Salmon” with tataki, pickled jicama, carrot and red cabbage, or the “Hai Street Chicken” with katsu, green papaya and teriyaki sauce, wrapped with white or brown rice.

For more info, visit

UrbanSpace Garment District
Broadway 41st-39th Sts.
New York, NY 10018
(212) 529-9262



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