Thoughts of an NYC night market brings to mind images of endless rows of food and drink vendors, and while night markets can be found all around the world, they each have their own unique qualities.
Take Taiwan for example, whose bustling night markets are famous for its rows of anime-themed toys and games (in addition to mouthwatering food and fruit teas, of course!)
And the good news is you don’t have to hop on a flight to experience the night markets of Taiwan–PARTEA, an arcade that just opened in Union Square, is making us feel like we’re already there!
PARTEA is a unique culinary and cultural experience that captures the vivacious night market experience of Taiwan and brings it straight to NYC.
Guests can eat their way through mouthwatering Taiwanese street food snacks, such as popcorn chicken, fried cuttlefish balls, spicy chicken wing tips, and oden skewers. Plus, certain meal combos come with surprise plushie toys!
In addition to the food, teahouses and specialty boba shops are abundant throughout these night markets, and to complement the snacks PARTEA also offers drinks that are made with fresh fruit and premium tea, such as fruit teas, whipped foams, fruit slushes, and milk teas.
But as we mentioned above, this market caters to more than just the foodies.
Endless games throughout the space encourage guests to shoot some hoops, collect gashapon toys, or try your luck at claw machines and treasure boxes.
PARTEA first opened in Flushing, Queens (135-29 Roosevelt Ave) back in September 2020. The new Union Square location is their second NYC brick-and-mortar.
They’re currently open and will be throwing a grand opening party tomorrow, August 18th.
You can learn more on their website.
📍 220 E. 14th Street (near Third Avenue)