I have been a big fan of Chelsea Market for quite some time, especially because it’s a great collection of delicious things. Then when Gotham West Market came along, I was excited, because it took that to the next level by allowing a group to all get delicious things from different places and then meet in the middle to eat together. We also took a quick walk through Hudson Market downtown, which seemed great. So when I saw that a new food market was opening near Grand Central Station (where I commute through every day) I was thrilled.
Welcome to my life, UrbanSpace Vanderbilt. (These are the same operators as the pop-up food spaces around town, such as Mad. Sq. Eats and Broadway Bites, which I blogged about before. AND they are going to be doing the new Anthony Bourdain Market which has to be the most anticipated opening of the next few years)
Urbanspace has the communal tables (though far fewer than Gotham West… so I have a feeling this could get VERY crowded if you want to stay) as well as bars at a few of the stands around the space.
There are so many great food selections to choose from, some of which are very familiar and some I had never heard of.
Redhook Lobster Pound:
Toby’s Estate (coffee, including coffee milk shakes which were outstanding):
AsiaDog (which also had awesome sounding juices):
Bar Suzette (with crepes):
Sips & Bites:
Hong Kong Street Cart:
Delaney Chicken (from the famous Delaney Brisket world):
No. 7 Veggie (from the No. 7 Subs guys):
And a few other places that looked great for picking up a bowl of deliciousness:
We got some delicious items from Mayhem & Stout as well as Red Hook Lobster Pound:
The short rib sandwich Mike got from Mayhem & Stout was very good.
I was disappointed that the entire bottom was lettuce with just a few pieces of so-so lobster on top. (Though I really think I should be banned from judging lobster in any way since I am completely convinced that lobster loses flavor when it crosses over the Maine state border)
I also tried a truffle pretzel from Sigmund’s (no pictures because we ate it on the way to the theatre) and that coffee shake from Toby’s. Both were outstanding.
I’m very glad to have this place so close to my commuting hub and can’t wait to try more in the very near future.