A new, permanent outdoor food mart featuring vendors like Italian sandwich shop Alidoro and hip fashion crowd veggie restaurant The Butcher’s Daughter is opening on the Bowery this week. The Bowery Market, real estate developer Scott Marano’s first food venture, was built on the site of a former auto-body shop at 348 Bowery, with each of the five vendors occupying a "mini-house" on the plot. Despite being outdoors, it’s meant to be an year-round affair as a more informal and fast option for locals, Marano says. "The area is perfect for something like this," he says. "There’s a great food scene, but there’s not that much by the way of something casual."
Alidoro will be serving its popular sandwiches, and The Butcher’s Daughter will offer juices and "healthy summer fare," including a Macro Bowl with rice and roasted vegetables. The Butcher Daughter owners Heather and Christopher Tierney’s Chinatown Mexican restaurant Pulqueria will also have an outpost in the market, with tacos and Mexican pina coladas. A coffee stand will be from Greenpoint favorite Champion Coffee, and a new sushi place called Sushi on Jones will have nigiri and rolls. Another space in the area may soon home a pop-up vendor or cart as well, Marano says.
Like with other food markets and halls, Marano hopes that Bowery will be a way for a group of friends to all find something to eat in one place. Seating is still limited for now — some "mini-houses" offer counter seating, the sidewalk has a few benches, and table sits in one of the open corners — but Marano may add more later. The Bowery Market, at Bowery and Great Jones Street, is open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m daily starting on Thursday.