Questlove ain't letting David Chang—whom he famously challenged to a fried-chicken throwdown on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon—stop him from conquering the food world. The Roots drummer makes his culinary debut with this standing-only joint inside Chelsea Market, peddling buttermilk-soak drumsticks. The chef-musician expands his offerings beyond the bird with cross-cultural dishes such as truffled-egg dumplings, carrot-pineapple cupcakes with Thai red-curry icing, and watermelon jalapeño slushes. Grab your order from a striped counter manned by staff in stylish tees custom-designed by Filip Pagowski, the graphic artist behind Comme Des Garcons' heart-shaped logo.
Chelsea Market, 75 Ninth Ave
|Cross street:||between 15th and 16th Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Sat 10am–9pm, Sun 10am-8pm|
|Transport:||Subway: A, C, E to 14th St: L to Eighth Ave|
|Price:||Average dish: $7. AmEx, Disc, MC, V|