Philadelphia-based Hai Street Kitchen & Co. is the latest vendor to rotate into Midtown's Urbanspace Vanderbilt Market. Starting Monday March 14, the fast-casual Japanese restaurant will begin its residency at the popular food hall. The stand with feature a full sushi counter and serve "sushi burritos," rice bowls, and salad bowls. Previously, the Hai Street team had a successful run when it participated in Urbanspace's pop-up Broadway Bites. As it settles into Urbanspace Vanderbilt, Hai Street will be taking over the space that used to belong to Sips & Bites. According to a rep from Urbanspace, Sips & Bites is looking forward to expanding its catering business.
This is the third switch for the Market which was designed to constantly rotate its vendors. Last week Asia Dog was swapped for Liquiteria; and in February, Kuro-Obi by Ippudo took over the No. 7 Sub space. Hai Street will be joining veteran Urbanspace Vanderbilt vendors like Roberta's, Delaney Chicken, Dough, Sigmund's, and Red Hook Lobster Pound when it opens next week.