Lincoln Center debuts first-ever night market

June 19, 2024

Image courtesy of Sachyn Mital

Lincoln Center is hosting its first-ever night market during the annual Summer for the City festival. Open from Wednesdays to Sundays from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. through August 10, the Lincoln Center Night Market offers visitors an exciting variety of cuisine from curated vendors, from Mexican desserts and soul food from Harlem to Lebanese street food and plant-based options. The market will also feature a tent with rotating food offerings to complement each week of the Summer for the City programming.

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Vendors include Bunnan, which offers Haitian cuisine on the go, with an emphasis on plantains. Their signature sandwich features a choice of jerk chicken, griot (pork), or red snapper nestled between two crispy plantains.

Cocotazo, a Mexican staple in Harlem, offers menu items like pernil sandwiches, pastelillos, pinchos, and alcapurrias.

Harlem Seafood Soul, a food truck located at 125th Street, will offer mouthwatering soul food at the night market, featuring items like lobster rolls, chicken and waffle skewers, mac and cheese bites, and funnel cakes.

Jerrell’s Betr Brgr, a Black-owned business devoted to making plant-based food “craveable” and accessible, will offer its famous plant-based smash burger and signature waffle fries.

Manousheh is bringing the culinary delights of Beirut, Lebanon to NYC, featuring menu items centered around simple, fresh, and healthy ingredients at affordable prices.

Image courtesy of Maya’s Snack Bar

Maya’s Snack Bar offers traditional Mexican paletas made of whole foods without preservatives, additives, or artificial ingredients. Menu items include paletas, elote, and chamoyadas.

Image courtesy of Taqueria al Pastor

Bringing the flavors of Puebla, Mexico to the Upper West Side, Taqueria al Pastor offers dishes like tacos al pastor, tinga tacos, carne asada tacos, and nopales tacos.

Serving patrons for more than two decades, Yakitori Totto offers a diverse selection of traditional Japanese skewer dishes, including chicken thigh, chicken breast, short rib, mushroom, chicken wings, eggplant, fried takoyaki, and Japanese fried chicken.

The market will also include Joe Coffee on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The coffee brand will offer its first-annual summer coffee, dubbed the “Lincoln Center,” with $1 from each bag going towards the Young Artist Pipeline program.

Lincoln Center visitors can vote for their favorite Night Market vendor to win the “People’s Choice Award.” The winner will be featured by United Airlines at Newark Liberty International Airport in Terminal C.

Image courtesy of Sachyn Mital

The new market complements Lincoln Center’s beloved Summer for the City festival, which features hundreds of free events for New Yorkers all summer long. Hosted through August 10, the festival transforms Lincoln Center’s campus into a botanical-inspired oasis, with public art installations, music and dance performances, and more.


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