Anthony Bourdain’s long-awaited international food hall — which will be part hawker center, part farmers market, and feature both permanent and rotating single-concept stalls — finally has a chosen location: New York City’s Meatpacking District, at Pier 57.
Bourdain is reportedly in direct negotiations with the developers of the 100,000-square-foot terminal at Pier 57 between West 15th Street and the Hudson River in Manhattan.
Bourdain Market, as it is to be named, has been promised to include a 1,500 oyster bar, specialized butchers, a bakery, tapas bar, pastry shop, and tea shop.
The hawker center portion will be inspired by the street food markets of Singapore, where vendors in rows of semi-enclosed stalls offer an impressive variety of popular foods.
Bourdain has said previously that the street food portion will be divided into three sections, including a section highlighting Asian street food, a rotating geographic spotlight, and an area with domestic gourmet street food.