I'm not positive that anyone besides my dad actually reads what I write. But, if you are one of the few, you know that I love variety. I'd rather have 1 bite of 10 dishes than 10 bites of 1 dish. Lucky for my stomach, the trend of food halls popping up in NYC over the last few years has taken hold and shows no signs of stopping. These permanent locations can be found all over the city at Gotham West Market, Gansevoort Hall, and Urbanspace Vanderbilt. These are not the food halls of your childhood with a Panda Express and Auntie Anne's (shout out to pretzel bites). These spaces are packed are grade-A, hella delicous, top of their class grub.
Urbanspace has been curating city spaces since 1972 in the UK. They came to the US and opened seasonal food markets all over NYC. They are responsible for Madison Square Eats, Broadway Bites, Urbanspace Garment District, as well as the Union Square holiday market. Their most recent venture is the their permanent location at Grand Central. The space is always buzzing with action; packed with the jet set crowd. Inside the market you will find over 20 chef driven concepts to choose from. The options take you around the globe from Mexico, to Japan, Israel, and then back home for a burger.
You can get pizza here from the famed Robera's; which is arguably the best pizza in New York. Some of the greatest food on earth between bread lives here too. Grab an insane burger at Hard Times Sundaes, a lobster role from Red Hook Lobster, or a dreamy fried chicken sandwich at Delaney Chicken. You can get stellar ramen from Ippudo or a sushi burrito from Hai Street Kitchen. They have tons of options for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and boozing. It's my happy place, I'm there all the time, you are stupid if you aren't too. Here's what you'll be having:
Hard Times Sundaes