Madison Sq. Eats, the popular pop-up outdoor culinary market in Flatiron, returns for the month of May with both old favorites and new entries. The outdoor food court opens today with local NYC food vendors and outposts of local NYC restaurants, along with farm fresh green market fruits and veggies.
Enjoy original recipes of stuffed risotto fried rice balls, authentic Thai cuisine, soulful barbecue and Mediterranean options and more, truly something for every appetite.
Madison Square Eats is 11am to 9pm daily, April 30th through May 27th, so you can grab lunch or take home something for dinner. Or both. It’s in Worth Square, the official name of the chunk of Flatiron we know better as the triangle between Broadway and Fifth Avenue, 25th and 26th St. Or, just look for the colorful Marimmeko umbrellas.
Returning favorites include Arancini Bros, Bar Suzette, Bangkok B.A.R., Calexico, The Cannibal Beer & Butcher, Cheesesteaks by The Truffleist, Hong Kong Street Cart, Hill Country Barbecue, Ilili, La Sonrisa Empanada, Marcaron Parlour, Mayhem & Stout, Melt Bakery, Nunu Chocolate, Paella Shack by Baracca, Palenque Colombian Food, Roberta’s Pizza, Red Hook Lobster Pound, and Two Tablespoons.
Joining these returning favorites this year will be a roster of mouth-watering new concepts, including farm-to-grilled-cheese sandwiches from Meltkraft, fand Ice & Vice ice cream.
Favorite veteran vendors introducing brand new concepts at Mad. Sq. Eats this spring: Gotham Poké (by Takumi Taco) with ultra-fresh fish bowls, Ono Hut (by Asia Dog) with Hawaiian inspired sandwiches, hot dogs and drinks, Chingu (by Fire Belly) with Korean rice bowls and ramen from the acclaimed chef of Danji, and Masa (by Jicama: California Street Food) with authentic tamales.
Here’s a detailed description of some of the vendors from the pages of NY Eater:
Ice & Vice with Squish: Ice cream vendor Ice & Vice, which has a brick-and-mortar shop in the Lower East Side, offers flavors like Milk Money (toasted milk, sea salt, chocolate ganache) and Tea Dance (Nilgiri tea leaf, lemon charcoal, salted caramel). It’s collaborating with Squish, a small batch marshmallow company.
Beatrice Burger: Chef Angie Mar’s West Village is bringing her famous dry-aged burgers to the streets with Beatrice Burger, a new spin-off from the iconic West Village hotspot The Beatrice Inn. Eater resident carnivore Nick Solares has called it his new favorite upscale burger.
Chin-Gu Korean Ramen and BBQ: The new vendor will be serving Korean food “with a twist,” including Bibimbap, Korean double fried chicken, and oxtail ramen.
Ono Hut by AsiaDog: Chef Steve Porto’s will be cooking up chicken patties and Arabiki sausages at the market, a concept that will bring in aspects of popular Asian hot dog vendor AsiaDog and add Hawaiian flavors.
MeltKraft: This grilled cheese vendors is run by a dairy farmer who brings in cheese from a local farm.
Masa: The Jicama California Street food team will be running a tamale stand, including gluten-free and vegetarian options
Palenque: This Colombian food vendor serves quinoa and multigrain arepas
NYC is a foodie paradise.