The delayed grocery store plus food hall in FiDi City Acres Market will finally open for the lunch hordes next week. It’s the second location for City Acres, which started in South Williamsburg as Key Foods Urban Market, but on this one has an accompanying food hall.
The grocerant at 70 Pine Street with vendors like Vanessa’s Dumplings and vegan sushi Beyond Sushi was originally supposed to debut in March and then again a few weeks ago. Now, the market says that the public can start checking out all the vendors next Tuesday, July 11. Vegan vendor Cinnamon Snail, which started as a food truck, will start cooking as early as this coming Friday.
Other vendors include local pizza chain Artichoke, which has been an expansion bender, cold-pressed juice shop JuiceBrothers, and a slew of salad and sandwich options created by the market’s Morimoto alum chef Stephen Yen.
With both Cinnamon Snail and Beyond Sushi, meat-free dining will be make up a healthy portion of the offerings. At Cinnamon Snail, expect items like a gochujang-glazed seitan and kimchi sandwich, a bourbon barbecue-flavored seitan burger, and a breakfast sandwich with tofu and “bacon” made of coconut. Beyond Sushi’s menu has rolls that look like typical sushi rolls but instead are filled with ingredients like curried cauliflower, mushrooms, and mango.
In non-vegan options, the family behind local mini-chain Vanessa’s will offer up their hallmark pork and chive dumplings, as well as a slew of sesame pancakes stuffed with fillings like pork or Peking duck. At lunch, six dumplings, soup, and a small side is available for $9.88.
And at other non-vegan vendor Artichoke, the stand will dish out the mini-chain’s well-known artichoke and cream sauce, as well as a pizza with crab sauce. The City Acres-branded vendors include a custom salad bar with hot items, meal kits for home, and a stand with sandwiches like caprese, meatball, and reuben.
Both the market and grocery store portion of City Acres Markets in FiDi will be open from 7 a.m. to 12 a.m. Monday through Sunday, with the food hall a floor beneath the grocery.