Food halls are one of my favorite things about the dining scene in New York City. From Chelsea Market to Urbanspace Vanderbilt to Union Fare, upscale and innovative food halls are the perfect place for any food enthusiast to indulge in not one but two or even three different foods all in the same place. City Kitchen
, the 4,000-square-foot food market located within the glamorously modern Row NYC Hotel, is making it even easier to hit up all the hotspots on your must-eat and -drink bucket list. From satisfying even the sweetest dessert cravings to hitting the spot with a bowl of authentic ramen, this food hall has it all.City Kitchen
currently features the most hyped and sought-after vendors such as Ilili Box
, the Mediterranean eatery that offers bites like shawarma, falafel, hummus, and pita chips; Gabriela’s Taqueria
, which makes fresh tacos, empanadas, and more; Luke’s Lobster
, the famed lobster shack giving New Yorkers a true taste of Maine; Whitman’s
for your classic hamburger and fries combo (with an inventive twist); and Azuki and Kuro Obi
, which will keep you going strong throughout the day with ramen bowls and fresh sushi rolls.
On the sweet side, City Kitchen has Snowdays
. If you’re looking for something lighter than an ice cream sundae but still want some frozen goodness, head to Snowdays for shaved cream concoctions. Flavors of shaved cream range from green tea matcha to New York cheesecake to coconut.
You can’t go wrong with toppings like mochi (my favorite), Oreos, grass jelly (another of my favorites, though it’s admittedly an acquired taste), and sprinkles, to name a few. Also, don’t forget a drizzle: I’m a big fan of condensed milk, but there are plenty of options, including strawberry purée and salted caramel.
Looking for a baked indulgence? Dough has it all. Its freshly baked yeast doughnuts are incredible and come in inventive flavors such as café au lait and hibiscus, and of course, you can also enjoy the classics such as plain glazed and chocolate nib.
Long story short, next time you find yourself hungry and stranded in Times Square
, head to City Kitchen.For more New York City dining and travel news, click here.