More outdoor food destinations
Continue your sun-soaked bingeing by visiting these open-air vendors.
Tue May 31 2011
Restaurateur Jeffrey Chodorow dug into his Rolodex to pimp out this brand-new beer garden, with snack stands from a cast of celeb toques. Pair your suds with dishes such as Thai-style fried chicken from Harold Dieterle (Kin Shop) and cheese-filled ksekrainer from Edi & the Wolf. Eventi Hotel, 845 Sixth Ave between 29th and 30th Sts (646-600-7140)
Brooklyn Bridge Park
Stay well fed while lounging along the Brooklyn waterfront this summer. Pier 1 features grub from vendors such as Blue Marble Ice Cream, Calexico and Ditch Plains Drop-In. More options can be found farther south at Pier 6, which boasts purveyors like Milk Truck (artisanal grilled cheese) and Bark Hot Dogs. Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1, Old Fulton St at Furman St, Dumbo, Brooklyn * Pier 6, Atlantic Ave at Furman St, Cobble Hill, Brooklyn (brooklynbridgepark.org). Sat, Sun 11am--7pm. Through Labor Day.
Hell's Kitchen Flea
Market On the second Sunday of each month, this long-running flea hosts a convoy of mobile-food vendors. The selection of trucks rotates The selection of trucks rotates, but often includes includes Kimchi Taco, Kelvin Natural Slush Co. Co and the Vendy Award--winning Schnitzel & Things. 39th St between Ninth and Tenth Aves (hellskitchenfleamarket.com). Second Sunday of each month 11am--5pm. Through October.
Red Hook Ballfields
With more than 30 years on the scene, this weekends-only outdoor food court offers a hit list of Latin American street eats, like Salvadoran pupusas (stuffed corn tortillas), Ecuadoran empanadas and Mexican huaraches. Red Hook Ballfields #1, Clinton St at Bay St, Red Hook, Brooklyn (redhookfoodvendors.com). Sat, Sun 10am--8pm. Through October.
New Amsterdam Market
South Street Seaport's locavore food bazaar rounds out its cast of farm stands with ready-to-eat options like Luke's Lobster lobster rolls and ice cream from Princeton, New Jersey's Bent Spoon. South Street Seaport, South St between Beekman St and Peck Slip (newamsterdammarket.org). Sun 11am--4pm. Through December.
Rockaway Taco isn't the only beachside snack shack that'll be drawing eaters out to the far reaches of the A train this summer. Some new high-powered projects are joining the fray on the boardwalk, including Rippers—a beer garden and locavore burgers-and-dogs joint from Savoy vet Michelle Cortez and the teams behind Roberta's and the Meat Hook. Rockaway Beach, Queens
The High Line
The elevated park that slices through the Meatpacking District and Chelsea is gearing up to open The Lot this month, a temporary public plaza that will coincide with the unveiling of Section 2 of the High Line. Food trucks such as Coolhaus and Taim Mobile will serve grub, and Colicchio & Sons will run a bar serving wine and beer, including a special ale made by Brooklyn Brewery. The Lot at 30th Street, 30th St at Tenth Ave (thehighline.org).
See TONY's field guide to outdoor eats