With Chelsea Market approaching capacity, outer-borough fixtures and Smorgasburg vendors seeking their places in the High Line’s shadow have had to look elsewhere. Enter Gansevoort Market (52 Gansevoort Street; 212-242-1701), which opened last week in an 8,000-square-foot warehouse once home to a 19th-century trading post, on a street now better known for Bubby’s and The Griffin.
And while new additions — including a third outpost of Luzzo’s, and multiple beer and wine licenses — are forthcoming, tourists, nannies, shop girls, and Googlers are already discovering the market’s disparate collection of all-day eats. Healthy and addictive morning fixes are available from Greenpoint’s Champion Coffee and Village juice bar Feelfood, which serves ice-cold açai and raw granola bowls. As the sun sets over the rooftop skylight after work, there are hearty happy-hour snacking options aplenty, including raw-oyster platters from Ed’s Lobster Bar and tapas from East Village Basque cooking bastion Donostia.
Gansevoort Market’s also the first permanent home for a slew of new vendors like The Pig Guy, Dana’s Bakery, and Smorgasburg staple The Bruffin, known for its savory brioche-muffin hybrids, stuffed with internationally inspired meat-and-vegetable combinations like pepperoni with Parmesan, and lardons with brie. You can also get haute hoagies from Cappone’s Salumeria, an old-school Italian deli counter, and tacos from the first VW bus housing a Tacombi taco stand on Manhattan’s west side.
There’s also a food bar for every appetite, including an express sushi bar from East Village critical favorite Sushi Dojo; Yiaourti, a new Greek yogurt bar concept; and next-to-open Bangkok Bar.
See more dishes from The Pig Guy, Cappone’s Salumeria, Feelfood, Donostia, and Tacombi Tacos on the next page.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on October 23, 2014