The team behind Anthony Bourdain's forthcoming international market inside Pier 57 launched an excellent Instagram account chronicling the planning of the food center. The account features shots of the markets that the team is scouting for potential vendors — including the Gwangjang market in Seoul, the Temple Street Night Market in Hong Kong, Miaokou Night Market in Keelung, and the Sapporo Ramen Alley.
Renderings of the Market:
The market will have over 100 stalls staffed by vendors from around the globe. So far, the Bourdain Market crew has tapped Sabina Bandera, the operator of the La Guerrerense tostada cart in Ensenada, Mexico, as well as the crew from Singapore's Geylang Claypot Rice. April Bloomfield and Ken Friedman will operate two of the stalls, and the Bourdain Market team is working with the Street Vendor Project to curate a dozen year-round stalls from local vendors. The design titans at Roman + Williams are creating the space. Bourdain and Co. are also launching an app soon that will highlight the market's "food partners from around the world."
Bourdain Market is slated to open in 2017.