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A Guide to NYC’s Food Halls Reopening for Outdoor Dining, Takeout, and Delivery

Tracking socially-distant reopening plans for 12 of the city’s biggest food halls

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NYC’s food hall scene was bursting at the seams at the start of the year — splashy, giant venues like luxurious art-deco Garment District space the Deco and LES newcomer the Market Line at Essex Crossing had barely opened — when the buildings were forced to shut their doors as the pandemic hit the city.

Many stayed quiet in the following months, and in that time, started developing new operations for a socially-distant dining scene. Chelsea Market vendors like Los Tacos No. 1 started building pickup windows and launching delivery for the first time. Time Out Market in Dumbo reopens this week with a new app for customers to place orders online with each of the market’s vendors. And Smorgasburg, the outdoor market that typically brought tens of thousands of customers to its flagship Williamsburg lot each summer weekend, has been retooled as Smorg To Go, a takeout-only operation with vendors that rotate out weekly.

Here, we’ve mapped out what’s happening across twelve NYC food halls in Manhattan and Brooklyn, from reopening timeframes to outdoor dining layouts and which vendors are offering takeout and delivery right now.

A number of New York City restaurants have resumed outdoor dining services. However, this should not be taken as endorsement for outdoor dining, as there are still safety concerns: for updated information on coronavirus cases in your area, please visit the NYC Health Department’s website. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.

For more New York dining recommendations, check out the new hotspots in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens, and our guide to brunch spots and Michelin-starred restaurants open for outdoor dining right now.

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1. Turnstyle Underground Market

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1000 S 8th Ave
New York, NY 10019
(646) 768-9222
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Turnstyle, the subterranean food hall located within the Columbus Circle subway station, reopened for business in mid-September. Many of the vendors are back in action, including Russian pelmeni stall Daa Dumplings and the wildly popular salteña and sandwich shop Bolivian Llama Party.

Turnstyle Doughnuttery
Doughnuttery at Turnstyle
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2. Gotham West Market

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600 11th Ave
New York, NY 10036
(212) 582-7940
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A few of the vendors at this popular Hell’s Kitchen food hall like Corner Slice and La Palapa have remained open throughout the pandemic, offering takeout and delivery at first and adding outdoor dining later on. New additions have also popped up in the hall including ice cream purveyor OddFellows and Bar Jones, Uchu Hospitality’s newest concept focussing on Japanese bar food and cocktails. Aside from an outdoor dining area, all of the establishments are also offering takeout and delivery.

3. Urbanspace Lexington

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570 Lexington Ave
New York, NY 10022

Midtown food hall behemoth Urbanspace reopened its Lexington Avenue location this month with a brand new centralized pickup and delivery system. For now, there are three vendors open at the space, including Bao by Kaya, Go! Go! Curry, and Playa Bowls. More vendors, including pizza stalwart Roberta’s, will be reopening soon.

The outdoor facade of Urbanspace at 570 Lex
Urbanspace Lexington
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4. The Deco

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231 W 39th St
New York, NY 10018

Highly anticipated Garment District newcomer the Deco had only been open for three months before it had to shutter in mid-March due to the pandemic. Now, all of the hall’s standout vendors are back this month for the hall’s reopening, including Hawaiian food purveyor Huli Huli, Rockaway Beach Brazilian spot Beach Bistro 96, and an outpost of popular Chinese rice noodle shop Little Tong. Plus, there are cocktails: During the shutdown, the Deco received its liquor license, allowing the team to move forward with opening the Deco Bar. The hall is currently open on weekdays only, Monday to Friday from 12 p.m. to 8 pm.

The blue-tiled storefront of the Deco with a sign up top
The Deco
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5. Mercado Little Spain

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10 Hudson Yards
New York, NY 10001
(646) 495-1242
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Mercado Little Spain — the sprawling Spanish food wonderland that famed D.C. chef José Andrés opened last year at splashy development Hudson Yards — has a ton of meal and pantry items available for pickup and delivery, including dinner kits of pasta and beef stew, fry-at-home croquetas, olive oils, and a selection of Spanish wines. One of Mercado Little Spain’s restaurants, Spanish Diner, has also reopened for outdoor dining with a menu of Spanish comfort food favorites, including Ibérico pork meatballs and beef and tripe stews, available to order. Reservations are accepted for the diner’s outdoor patio setup, which is open from Wednesday to Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.

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Spanish Diner’s outdoor seating
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6. Chelsea Market

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75 9th Ave
New York, NY 10011
(212) 652-2111
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Historic Chelsea Market never fully shut down during the pandemic — grocers on its lower level, including Manhattan Fruit Market and butchery Dickson’s Farmstand, remained open — but over the summer, more than a dozen food vendors have reopened one-by-one for takeout, delivery, and outdoor dining at over 100 tables around the hall. The market has a helpful online directory of all the spots that are currently open, including hand-pulled noodle experts Very Fresh Noodles, crowd-favorite taqueria Los Tacos No. 1, and popular Israeli street food spot Miznon, plus notes on where to pick up food and links to various delivery platforms to place orders with each vendor.

Patrons dine outside of Very Fresh Noodles at one of three tables, flanked by greenery
Outdoor diners at Chelsea Market
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7. Smorgasburg

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51 N 6th St
Brooklyn, NY 11249

Famed outdoor food market Smorgasburg relaunched in mid-July with a takeout-only model called Smorg To Go. For the new model, the market moved across the street from its former flagship location into a smaller outdoor lot that holds ten vendors that rotate out each week. Ordering takes place on a new Smorg To Go website, and while there is no outdoor dining on site, customers are encouraged to take their food to the nearby waterfront Marsha P. Johnson State Park. A second Smorg To Go location has also popped up in Prospect Park this month. Check Smorgasburg’s site for the vendor lineups each week.

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Smorgasburg vendor Lobsterdamus
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8. Canal Street Market

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265 Canal St
New York, NY 10013
(646) 694-1655
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Vendors at Canal Street Market’s food hall are gradually making a return. A new Mexican spot called Mi Pueblito has joined the lineup and is serving up burritos, tacos, and rice platters. Asian pastry spot Domi is serving up black sesame profiteroles, Vietnamese coffee tiramisu, and more, and Fresh & Co.’s salad counter is open as well. Make sure to check on the market’s Instagram page for the latest vendor updates.

9. The Market Line

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81 Norfolk St
New York, NY 10002
(347) 569-8701
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Lower East Side megaproject Essex Crossing’s food hall, the Market Line, recently debuted an outdoor dining area at 81 Norfolk Street, at the corner of Delancey Street, and customers can get food from vendors like German smoked meats shop Schaller and Weber, NYC staple Veselka, seafood destination Essex Pearl and Tortilleria Nixtamal. Orders have to be placed on phones by scanning a QR code present on tables outside and waitstaff then bring over the food. Many of the vendors at the food hall are also doing a host of grocery deliveries through Mercato.

The entrance to the Market Line, which has stairs going down the middle and a railing to the side.
The Market Line on the Lower East Side
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10. Time Out Market New York

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55 Water St
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(917) 810-4855
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Time Out Market has reopened with a slew of new operating measures to promote social distancing, including a online ordering app that customers will have to use to access each vendor’s menu and place orders. Buzzy Thai seafood hotspot Fish Cheeks and modern Mexican restaurant Mexology are back, as well as eclectic ice cream shop Ice & Vice, which is open on the weekends. Brunch hotspot Clinton St. Baking Co has also reopened, offering its pancakes and waffles for weekend delivery in Brooklyn for the first time. The market boasts over 10,000 square feet of outdoor space, including 250 seats along the waterfront and a fifth-floor rooftop, and Brooklyn Bridge Park is a short walk away.

Blue chairs and tables set up on a patio with trees in the foreground and a bridge over water in the distance
Time Out Market’s outdoor seating
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11. Dekalb Market Hall

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445 Albee Square W
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(929) 359-6555
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While many of the vendors inside Dekalb Market have been doing takeout and delivery for some time, the new outdoor space includes an outpost of Katz’s Deli, Caribbean food from Likkle More Jerk, Fujianese food from 100 Percent Mr. Lin, and mini doughnuts from Cuzins Duzins’. The outdoor market is located on Gold Street, within Willoughby Square Park, and is open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Check on the market’s Instagram account for the latest updates.

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Katz’s pastrami sandwich at Dekalb Market Hall
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12. Industry City Food Hall

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268 36th St
Brooklyn, NY 11232

Much of Industry City’s food vendor lineup is back in business, offering takeout, delivery, and outdoor dining from the food hall’s spacious open-air courtyards. The options are plentiful: Famed barbecue spot Hometown Bar-B-Que is taking online orders, Middle Eastern market Sahadi’s has grocery and meal delivery service available, and Standard Wormwood Distillery is serving up cocktails — and hand sanitizer — for takeout. A full list of open vendors is available here.

Three tacos, a turkey club, a pasrami sandwich, and sausage on a metal tray
Hometown Barbecue at Industry City
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1. Turnstyle Underground Market

1000 S 8th Ave, New York, NY 10019
Turnstyle Doughnuttery
Doughnuttery at Turnstyle
Serena Dai/Eater

Turnstyle, the subterranean food hall located within the Columbus Circle subway station, reopened for business in mid-September. Many of the vendors are back in action, including Russian pelmeni stall Daa Dumplings and the wildly popular salteña and sandwich shop Bolivian Llama Party.

1000 S 8th Ave
New York, NY 10019

2. Gotham West Market

600 11th Ave, New York, NY 10036

A few of the vendors at this popular Hell’s Kitchen food hall like Corner Slice and La Palapa have remained open throughout the pandemic, offering takeout and delivery at first and adding outdoor dining later on. New additions have also popped up in the hall including ice cream purveyor OddFellows and Bar Jones, Uchu Hospitality’s newest concept focussing on Japanese bar food and cocktails. Aside from an outdoor dining area, all of the establishments are also offering takeout and delivery.

600 11th Ave
New York, NY 10036

3. Urbanspace Lexington

570 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10022
The outdoor facade of Urbanspace at 570 Lex
Urbanspace Lexington
Alex Staniloff/Eater

Midtown food hall behemoth Urbanspace reopened its Lexington Avenue location this month with a brand new centralized pickup and delivery system. For now, there are three vendors open at the space, including Bao by Kaya, Go! Go! Curry, and Playa Bowls. More vendors, including pizza stalwart Roberta’s, will be reopening soon.

570 Lexington Ave
New York, NY 10022

4. The Deco

231 W 39th St, New York, NY 10018
The blue-tiled storefront of the Deco with a sign up top
The Deco
Alex Staniloff/Eater

Highly anticipated Garment District newcomer the Deco had only been open for three months before it had to shutter in mid-March due to the pandemic. Now, all of the hall’s standout vendors are back this month for the hall’s reopening, including Hawaiian food purveyor Huli Huli, Rockaway Beach Brazilian spot Beach Bistro 96, and an outpost of popular Chinese rice noodle shop Little Tong. Plus, there are cocktails: During the shutdown, the Deco received its liquor license, allowing the team to move forward with opening the Deco Bar. The hall is currently open on weekdays only, Monday to Friday from 12 p.m. to 8 pm.

231 W 39th St
New York, NY 10018

5. Mercado Little Spain

10 Hudson Yards, New York, NY 10001
Two people sitting outside at a table on a grey stone patio with potted green plants in the foreground
Spanish Diner’s outdoor seating
Mercado Little Spain [Official]

Mercado Little Spain — the sprawling Spanish food wonderland that famed D.C. chef José Andrés opened last year at splashy development Hudson Yards — has a ton of meal and pantry items available for pickup and delivery, including dinner kits of pasta and beef stew, fry-at-home croquetas, olive oils, and a selection of Spanish wines. One of Mercado Little Spain’s restaurants, Spanish Diner, has also reopened for outdoor dining with a menu of Spanish comfort food favorites, including Ibérico pork meatballs and beef and tripe stews, available to order. Reservations are accepted for the diner’s outdoor patio setup, which is open from Wednesday to Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.

10 Hudson Yards
New York, NY 10001

6. Chelsea Market

75 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011
Patrons dine outside of Very Fresh Noodles at one of three tables, flanked by greenery
Outdoor diners at Chelsea Market
Ryan Sutton/Eater NY

Historic Chelsea Market never fully shut down during the pandemic — grocers on its lower level, including Manhattan Fruit Market and butchery Dickson’s Farmstand, remained open — but over the summer, more than a dozen food vendors have reopened one-by-one for takeout, delivery, and outdoor dining at over 100 tables around the hall. The market has a helpful online directory of all the spots that are currently open, including hand-pulled noodle experts Very Fresh Noodles, crowd-favorite taqueria Los Tacos No. 1, and popular Israeli street food spot Miznon, plus notes on where to pick up food and links to various delivery platforms to place orders with each vendor.

75 9th Ave
New York, NY 10011

7. Smorgasburg

51 N 6th St, Brooklyn, NY 11249
A cut-open lobster being basted with butter, set on top of noodles
Smorgasburg vendor Lobsterdamus
Lobsterdamus [Official]

Famed outdoor food market Smorgasburg relaunched in mid-July with a takeout-only model called Smorg To Go. For the new model, the market moved across the street from its former flagship location into a smaller outdoor lot that holds ten vendors that rotate out each week. Ordering takes place on a new Smorg To Go website, and while there is no outdoor dining on site, customers are encouraged to take their food to the nearby waterfront Marsha P. Johnson State Park. A second Smorg To Go location has also popped up in Prospect Park this month. Check Smorgasburg’s site for the vendor lineups each week.

51 N 6th St
Brooklyn, NY 11249

8. Canal Street Market

265 Canal St, New York, NY 10013

Vendors at Canal Street Market’s food hall are gradually making a return. A new Mexican spot called Mi Pueblito has joined the lineup and is serving up burritos, tacos, and rice platters. Asian pastry spot Domi is serving up black sesame profiteroles, Vietnamese coffee tiramisu, and more, and Fresh & Co.’s salad counter is open as well. Make sure to check on the market’s Instagram page for the latest vendor updates.

265 Canal St
New York, NY 10013

9. The Market Line

81 Norfolk St, New York, NY 10002
The entrance to the Market Line, which has stairs going down the middle and a railing to the side.
The Market Line on the Lower East Side
Alex Staniloff/Eater

Lower East Side megaproject Essex Crossing’s food hall, the Market Line, recently debuted an outdoor dining area at 81 Norfolk Street, at the corner of Delancey Street, and customers can get food from vendors like German smoked meats shop Schaller and Weber, NYC staple Veselka, seafood destination Essex Pearl and Tortilleria Nixtamal. Orders have to be placed on phones by scanning a QR code present on tables outside and waitstaff then bring over the food. Many of the vendors at the food hall are also doing a host of grocery deliveries through Mercato.

81 Norfolk St
New York, NY 10002

10. Time Out Market New York

55 Water St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Blue chairs and tables set up on a patio with trees in the foreground and a bridge over water in the distance
Time Out Market’s outdoor seating
Time Out Market [Official]

Time Out Market has reopened with a slew of new operating measures to promote social distancing, including a online ordering app that customers will have to use to access each vendor’s menu and place orders. Buzzy Thai seafood hotspot Fish Cheeks and modern Mexican restaurant Mexology are back, as well as eclectic ice cream shop Ice & Vice, which is open on the weekends. Brunch hotspot Clinton St. Baking Co has also reopened, offering its pancakes and waffles for weekend delivery in Brooklyn for the first time. The market boasts over 10,000 square feet of outdoor space, including 250 seats along the waterfront and a fifth-floor rooftop, and Brooklyn Bridge Park is a short walk away.

55 Water St
Brooklyn, NY 11201

11. Dekalb Market Hall

445 Albee Square W, Brooklyn, NY 11201
A Katz’s pastrami sandwich
Katz’s pastrami sandwich at Dekalb Market Hall
Gary He/Eater

While many of the vendors inside Dekalb Market have been doing takeout and delivery for some time, the new outdoor space includes an outpost of Katz’s Deli, Caribbean food from Likkle More Jerk, Fujianese food from 100 Percent Mr. Lin, and mini doughnuts from Cuzins Duzins’. The outdoor market is located on Gold Street, within Willoughby Square Park, and is open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Check on the market’s Instagram account for the latest updates.

445 Albee Square W
Brooklyn, NY 11201

12. Industry City Food Hall

268 36th St, Brooklyn, NY 11232
Three tacos, a turkey club, a pasrami sandwich, and sausage on a metal tray
Hometown Barbecue at Industry City
Alex Staniloff/Eater

Much of Industry City’s food vendor lineup is back in business, offering takeout, delivery, and outdoor dining from the food hall’s spacious open-air courtyards. The options are plentiful: Famed barbecue spot Hometown Bar-B-Que is taking online orders, Middle Eastern market Sahadi’s has grocery and meal delivery service available, and Standard Wormwood Distillery is serving up cocktails — and hand sanitizer — for takeout. A full list of open vendors is available here.

268 36th St
Brooklyn, NY 11232

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