The new space–located at Pier 57, which will be home to Google offices along with other restaurants and gallery spaces–will feature 15 kiosk vendors, as curated by the foundation of local small businesses and food entrepreneurs that promise to be fast-casual and “chef-driven.”
The hall is approximately 16,000 square feet and can serve hundreds of visitors, but is only a portion of the 50,000-square-foot public ground floor space that will also offer community spaces for local nonprofits, community organizations and cultural groups.
“As we open brand-new public space, we are taking the next step towards the future of the west side,” said New York City Mayor Eric Adams. “Our city is creating vibrant, new public spaces on Fifth Avenue, on Broadway, and, now, on the Hudson River. Google and the visionary partners behind this project are showing that New York City knows how to ‘Get Stuff Done.’”
The vendors focus on women and BIPOC-owned dining destinations, and include:
- Ammi – homestyle Indian favorites
- Bessou – Japanese home cooking
- Bird & Branch – specialty coffee shop
- Due Madri by Butcher Girls – Italian fare
- Local Roots – elevated Chinese farm-to-table food
- LoLo’s on the Water – Caribbean coastal comfort foods
- Malai – bold and flavorful ice cream from South Asian ingredients
- Mijo – new savory concept from the founder of Fan-Fan Doughnuts
- Mothershuckers – oyster cart
- Nom Wah – all-day dim sum
- Harlem Hops – small bites and small batch beers, including a growing number of beers from brewers of color
- The Galley by Lobster Place – fun, casual seafood eatery
- The Good Batch – hearty cookies, ice cream sandwiches, and little cakes
- Ras Plant Based – healthy plant-based food made from scratch
- Zaab Zaab – Thai food
There will also be a show kitchen and demo space alongside the vendors, which will likely host some fun public food demos and/or classes. As well as a public gathering place, called the Living Room, that will showcase views of the Pier, the Hudson River and even Little Island.
“The James Beard Foundation is committed to celebrating, supporting, and elevating the people behind America’s food culture,” said Kris Moon, President and COO of JBF. “Pier 57 is an exciting opportunity to bring our Good Food for Good™ philosophy to both the industry and food lovers as part of a vibrant, community-centered space.”
The hall was developed by Jamestown for Google, RXR, Youngwoo & Associates, and the Hudson River Park Trust. It will officially open to the public on Saturday, April 1st!
“With the newest addition of a curated market hall and modern community space, Pier 57 has transformed a maritime industrial area into a model of inclusive and cutting-edge urban design,” said State Senator Brad Hoylman-Sigal. “In one centralized location, West Siders and beyond will get to experience the great diversity of New York culinary offerings and enjoy a spacious place to gather all year long.”