Greenmarket to Gotham: A New Look at Union Square’s Greenmarket

Chef Alfred Portale of Gotham Bar and Grill will release a cookbook based on the Union Square Greenmarket

Alfred Portale has served as an icon for the New York culinary world, and so has Union Square’s Greenmarket Farmers Market, so it only seems suiting that Portale would write a cookbook about the famous market. With hundreds of farmers and thousands of customers per day, the Greenmarket is one of the largest in the world.

Eater reports that Portale expects to release a cookbook on June 21 called Greenmarket to Gotham, which is said to have 12 different chapters and 36 original recipes highlighting a different farm from the market. The book will also offer menus inspired by Union Square’s Greenmarket, along with the vegetarian-friendly recipes from Gotham Bar and Grill that many have come to know and love. Along with lots of cooking, there will also be wine pairings by Gotham’s wine director, Eric Ziller.


Portale plans to donate ten percent of sales to GrowNYC, a New York-based charity used to improve the environment through various methods of educational programs. The book is available for pre-sale for $22.00 through Haute Press.