Author/TV star/former line cook Anthony Bourdain is working on a massive New York food market that will have stalls serving international street food. The Post reports that Bourdain is developing this project with entrepreneur Stephen Werther. The location has not been announced yet, but the Post speculates that this market might be a part of 3 World Trade Center or Hudson Yards. And if the project is a hit, Bourdain and his team might expand it to other cities as well.
Eater reached out to Bourdain for more on this new project. Here are the details:
From Anthony Bourdain:
I am indeed working on this project—carefully assembling a dream list of chefs, operators, street food and hawker legends from around the world—in hopes of bringing them together in one New York City space. As the greatest city in the world, I've long felt that we should have the kind of delicious, diverse food centers that Singapore ( for instance) enjoys. And, in fact, it is my hope that an important component of this project will be representatives of Straits hawker masters. My likes are pretty well known: dai pai dong in Hong Kong, Boqueria in Spain, hawker centers in Singapore, street tostadas in Ensenada. To the extent that I can help bring those things home to New York, along with a truly interesting collection of home grown innovators, I will be very, very pleased. If nothing else, I hope to soon be able to enjoy a really good Chicken Rice in NYC.Stay tuned for more details on this new project as they become available.
· Anthony Bourdain to Open NYC Food Market [NYP]