Anthony Bourdain's massive food hall/market complex inside Pier 57 will feature vendors from around the world — including the team from Singapore's Geylang Claypot Rice, and Sabina Bandera, the operator of the La Guerrerense tostada cart in Ensenada, Mexico. But Bourdain and partner Stephen Werther also want to make sure that some of New York City's top street food specialists have a place at the market. Today, Werther sends word that Bourdain Market is teaming up with the Street Vendor Project — the non-profit that organizes the Vendys and the Vendy Plaza market — to curate a dozen year-round stalls inside the space. Werther explains:
We always planned on supporting and including local street food vendors in the Bourdain Market and SVP is the perfect partner in NYC to make that happen in a very delicious way. The fact that we are a year round indoor public market gives local street food vendors the opportunity to have a thriving business throughout the usually challenging winter months. We also believe that the best local street food vendors from NYC can absolutely hold their own with their peers from around the world that we intend to include in the Bourdain Market.
The market will include over 100 vendor stalls when all is said and done, including two from Ken Friedman and April Bloomfield. Bourdain Market is slated to open in 2017. Stay tuned for more details as they become available.