A new food hall is coming to Hudson Yards spearheaded by renowned Spanish chef, José Andrés.
The Spanish food hall is Andrés’ first solo project in NYC, but he will be collaborating with the Adrià brothers Ferran and Albert, most popularly known for Ell Bulli. According to Food & Wine, this will also be the very first U.S. project for the brothers. Needless to say, this food hall is expected to be a big deal.
Mercado Little Spain is a 35,000-square foot Spanish culinary experience”that’ll be located at 10 Hudson Yards, just under the High Line. The food hall “will be a dynamic, all-day, indoor-outdoor destination for Spanish food, drink and culture as imagined through the inimitable creative lens of these three culinary innovators – a fresh, unprecedented take on the food hall concept featuring the very best that Spain has to offer,” says Hudson Yards’ statement. “Nestled under the High Line, the sprawling space will offer guests the chance to indulge in a world-class tapas bar, buy the best Spanish jamon or olive oils, share a wood-fired paella or take a heady selection of Spanish delicacies to go – all in one place.”
As for Andrés, he said: “I’ve dreamed of opening in New York since I first came here as a boy of 19! And I cannot wait to tell the story of Spain to my adopted home of America in this iconic new neighborhood. And to do this with my friends, my mentor Ferrán and his brother Albert…such an honor and so much fun!”
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You can expect the hall to have everything “from desayuno to drinks,” (desayuno meaning breakfast) according to one of their Instagram posts. In a recent report by Eater, the space is planned to have 15 tapas spots, a couple of bars, an all-day diner, a seafood destination called Mar, and a place dedicated to paella and meats called Leña—all Spanish focused, of course.