New food hall at Hudson River Park’s Pier 57 announces full vendor lineup

February 3, 2023

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Market 57, New York City’s newest food hall, is set to open this spring at Pier 57 at 15th Street in Hudson River Park. Curated by the culinary nonprofit organization James Beard Foundation (JBF) in cooperation with developer Jamestown, the new waterfront dining destination announced its full vendor list this week. With support from Google, the new food hall hopes to be an incubator for emerging culinary and entrepreneurial talent that has traditionally been underrepresented in the culinary industry, with a focus on women- and BIPOC-owned dining destinations.

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“The diverse roster of food entrepreneurs brought to Pier 57 by the James Beard Foundation will surely be welcomed by park visitors who’ll be able to grab a bite while enjoying everything Hudson River Park has to offer including Pier 57 itself,” Noreen Doyle, president and CEO of Hudson River Park Trust, said. “The transformation of this historic pier into a world-class public space with an emphasis on sustainability is a win for park users, New Yorkers and the city as a whole.”

Market 57’s 15 vendor kiosks will include:

  • Ammi, from restaurateur Jimmy Rizvi of Indian restaurants GupShup and Chote Miya;
  • An outpost of Noho’s Bessou, from restaurateur Maiko Kyogoku and chef Elena Yamamoto, with a modern take on Japanese home cooking;
  • Bird & Branch, a specialty coffee shop from wife-and-husband team Faith and Brandon Lee;
  • Due Madri by Butcher Girls, another fresh concept from Erika Nakamura and Jocelyn Guest, the founders of the Butcher Girls;
  • Local Roots, featuring a menu of elevated Chinese farm-to-table food from owner Wen-Jay Ying, who is known for championing New York City’s local food movement;
  • LoLo’s on the Water, an offshoot of Raymond Z. Mohan and Leticia Skai Young Mohan’s Harlem mainstay LoLo’s Seafood Shack;
  • Malai, whose founder, Indian-American Pooja Bavishi is known for the delicate flavors–like masala chai and rose with cinnamon roasted almonds–that can be found at her Brooklyn-based ice cream company;
  • Mijo, from Fany Gerson, the founder of Fan-Fan Doughnuts and La Newyorkina’s;
  • Mothershuckers, from “The Oyster King of New York,” Ben “Moody” Harney, which will donate all oyster shells from this location to the Billion Oyster Project.
  • Nom Wah, the newest outpost of the beloved all-day dim sum restaurant from owner Wilson Tang;
  • Harlem Hops, offering small bites and small batch beers from owners Kevin Bradford, Kim Harris, and Stacey Lee, who brought Harlem its first 100-percent African American-owned craft beer bar;
  • The Galley by Lobster Place, a casual seafood eatery from the team behind Chelsea Market’s Lobster Place;
  • The Good Batch, an outpost of the popular Clinton Hill, Brooklyn bakery helmed by chef Anna Gordon;
  • Ras Plant Based, serving healthy plant-based food made from scratch, featuring popular menu items from the original Brooklyn location; and
  • Zaab Zaab, the newest offering from chef Aniwat Khotsopha and owners Bryan Chunton & Pei showcases the true flavors of Thailand’s Northeastern Isaan region.

As 6sqft previously reported, in addition to the food hall, JBF will operate PLATFORM by JBF, a showcase kitchen and educational space that will feature rotating chefs-in-residence, dining experiences, culinary arts programming, and events.

As Market 57’s anchor tenant, James Beard Foundation will also operate Good To Go by JBF, a kiosk for fast-casual concepts from established operators who embody the organization’s mission and values.

“New York City is filled with a rich array of cultures, traditions, and culinary influences, and the vendors at Market 57 reflect that diversity,” Clare Reichenbach, James Beard Foundation CEO, said. “We’re excited to bring delicious food to the city’s West Side, while showcasing and supporting incredible talent aligned to our Good Food for Good mission.”

Market 57 and the community spaces on the ground floor are part of the $410 million redevelopment of Pier 57, in which Google is the anchor office tenant. RXR, Youngwoo & Associates and The Baupost Group are leading the overall development, including an events space, classroom and gallery space for the Hudson River Park Trust, two full-service restaurants, and a public rooftop park that opened last April.

City Winery opened a new flagship venue location in Pier 57 in 2020. Google is also creating a tech-oriented public classroom and gallery that will be operated by the Hudson River Park’s River Project team.

“We expanded our lease to include the ground floor because we believe we unlock Pier 57’s full potential when it’s not only a unique space for Googlers, but an exciting destination for all New Yorkers,” said Torrence Boone, Vice President of Global Client Partnerships and Site Leader for Google New York. “We’re thrilled to partner with Jamestown, the James Beard Foundation, and this diverse set of restaurateurs on the upcoming opening of Market 57.”


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