Williamsburg’s actually promising new food hall North 3rd Street Market finally welcomed some of its more high profile vendors this week — meaning now, north Brooklynites can nab a slice of pizza from iconic pizzeria Di Fara.
When fully functioning, the 15,000-square-foot space at 103 North 3rd St., between Wythe Avenue and Berry Street, will offer a total of 19 vendors, such as Di Fara, famed burger purveyor Corner Bistro, and ramen hit Chuko. Not all of them are up and running yet; vendors still to come include Tita Baby’s Panciteria, a Filipino street food stand from Nicole Ponseca of East Village favorite Jeepney. See a full list of vendors here.
People have ben stopping by, though it’s not super crowded yet. And the biggest draw so far seems like Di Fara, an offshoot of the more than 50-year-old Midwood restaurant. Though famed pizzamaker Dom DeMarco isn’t at this stand, the name apparently is enough to draw curious locals to check it out.
The market comes from developer LENY and market organizer MRKTPL, the same team doing a food hall on Staten Island. NYC has more than two dozen food halls at this point, in new luxury apartment buildings, office towers, hotels, train terminals, and other spaces — particularly driven by real estate developers.
What makes this one slightly more encouraging than many others is the lineup: Several of the restaurateurs here have successful standalone businesses with years of experience under their belt. But as with every food hall, the logistics of operation are different, and only a visit will truly determine whether or not it’s worth eating at again and again. Take a look at more photos of the space below, and stay tuned for dispatches from Eater’s critics.