Dumbo food hall Time Out Market opens today with 21 local vendors adding a whole new layer of dining options to the Brooklyn waterfront. Among those vendors are a few New York City standouts, such as Thai favorite Fish Cheeks, popular pizzeria Juliana’s, babka gem Breads Bakery, and pancake hit Clinton St. Baking Co.
It’s a roster of vendors meant to “represent the city” chosen by Times Out New York magazine’s editorial team, market CEO Didier Souillat previously told Eater.
Newly announced vendors include a classic American stall from James Beard Award-winning chef David Burke; Mexican food from chef Ivy Stark (Dos Caminos, Amalia), her second concept at the market; and the Fish Cheeks outpost.
The 21,000-square-foot market will take up two floors at Dumbo’s Empire Stores at 55 Water Street. On the ground floor, 17 stalls will share the space with two full bars and communal-style seating. The rest will be housed on the fifth floor, including the four remaining concepts, another full bar, and a rooftop area overlooking the East River.
The three bars will have beer, wine, and cocktails, a couple of which were created by Ignacio ‘Nacho’ Jimenez (Ghost Donkey) and Takuma Watanabe (Angel’s Share).
Other promising vendors include Mexican cantina Alta Calidad and Fort Greene Middle Eastern favorite Miss Ada. See a full list of them below.
The Time Out Market joins Cecconi’s, Miami import Sugarcane, and Vinegar Hill House offshoot VHH Foods, now located within the West Elm store, at the Empire Stores complex. The company has already debuted similar food markets in Lisbon and Miami, and has plans to expand to Boston, Chicago, and Montreal this year. Plus, it aims to open in Dubai in 2020, in London in 2021, and in Prague in 2022.
NYC’s Time Out Market is open daily from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m., or until midnight on Friday and Saturday. In the morning, only a few stalls will sell coffee, juices, smoothies, and breakfast fare, with everything else opening at 11 a.m.
Fish Cheeks: Seafood-focused Thai fare, like the Noho original. Dishes will include oysters with nam jim seafood sauce and fried shallots; lightly cured salmon with chili jam, mint, Makrut lime, lemongrass, and bird’s eye chili; and coconut crab curry.
David Burke Tavern: A classic American restaurant from David Burke, including dishes like spicy lobster dumplings with corn tomato salad and and steak frites served with shishitos, chile oil, and blue cheese crumble.
Ivy Stark’s new concept: Contemporary Mexican cuisine like red quinoa molotes, tacos, jumbo shrimp quesadillas, and a seafood cocktail. Gluten-free and vegan options will also be on offer.
Clinton St. Baking Co.: Best known for its pancakes, the brunch hit has been around since 2001 and still pulls in long lines in the Lower East Side.
Breads Bakery and Breads Bagelry: Coffee, babka, and Jerusalem bagel sandwiches from one of New York City’s top bakeries.
Juliana’s: A pizzeria from the legendary Patsy Grimaldi known for its Margherita-style thin-crust pies.
Nurish: From the acclaimed team behind Middle Eastern restaurant Nur in Gramercy.
Alta Calidad: A full-service Mexican cantina by chef Akhtar Nawab, including tacos, rotis and tortas.
Jacob’s Pickles: Spacious Upper West Side gastropub focused on Southern comfort food.
Pat LaFrieda: A burger stall from New York’s top meat purveyor.
Bklyn Wild: Chef Stark’s second stand, this one selling vegan food.
Center Cut by Reserve Cut: A kosher steakhouse with a French- and Asian-influenced menu in FiDi. Expect a shawarma and chicken noodle soup.
Mr. Taka Ramen: Lower East Side ramen shop from chefs Takatoshi Nagara and Takayuki Watanabe specializing in tonkotsu.
Little Ada: Share-friendly Middle Eastern fare from Miss Ada in Fort Greene.
Bessou: Japanese restaurant serving homey dishes in Noho.
Felice Pasta Bar: Italian restaurant and wine bar with locations on the Upper East Side and downtown.
Ice & Vice: Lower East Side ice cream shop with funky flavored sorbets, ice creams, and frozen yogurts.
Loco Coco: Vegan smoothies, bowls, and juices known for their Instagram-friendly presentations on the Upper East Side.
DŌ: Dessert shop selling cookie dough by the pint.
Avocaderia: An all-avocado restaurant with a location in Brooklyn and Manhattan.