A miniature Smorgasburg is heading to Hudson Yards. The constantly expanding outdoor food festival will set up shop on West 34th Street near the massive new development every Tuesday and Wednesday from May 14 until August 13.
The vendor lineup will be the same for May and June before switching things up for the second half of the “Mini-Smorg” pop-up’s run. To start, Tuesdays will feature an ice cream shop, a burger stand, a dumpling vendor, Greek meat plates, Japanese vegetable pancake purveyor Oconomi, and Jianbing Co., serving the Chinese breakfast wrap jianbing. Burgers and jianbing are back on Wednesdays, plus Jamaican, fries, bao, and lobster. The vendors will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Hudson Yards is home to a slew of dining options, but the lineup has been critiqued for its lack of diversity as well as its luxury leanings. The addition of smaller vendors and a casual, more affordable setup works toward adding some dimension to the dining scene there. Oconomi will be the first Hudson Yards option specializing in Japanese food, and Jianbing and Mao’s Bao will be the only options dedicated to Chinese cuisine.
The Hudson Yards “Mini-Smorg” kicks off next Tuesday and Wednesday. This brings up the total of Smorgasburg locations to four, with a Friday market at the World Trade Center, a Saturday market in Williamsburg, and a Sunday market in Prospect Park. See the full lineup for the Hudson Yards location below:
Bona Bona Ice Cream
Excell’s Kingston Eatery
Red Hook Lobster Pound