From Madison Square Eats to Smorgasburg, New York hosts some delicious outdoor food markets over the summer. Last week, another called Broadway Bites arrived in town and I thought it seemed like the perfect spot for some post-work snacking.
I met Ryan near Bryant Park and we headed down to Greeley Square, which is at 33rd Street and Broadway. It’s a teeny tiny space – barely a park – but it’s big enough to cram some of the city’s top food vendors between the intersecting roads.
It’s everything you’d like to see at a food market – tacos, lobster rolls, cannoli, ice cream, pastries. I also spied my favorites, Arancini Bros, but decided to try something different.
So I went for a ‘Mexican pizza’ from Jicama California Street Food. It had black bean smeared between the layers of thin dough, which was then topped with lettuce, corn, cilantro, red cabbage, avocado and scatted with spices. It was sweet, sharp and hot, all in one. Delicious.
They were also selling jicama tacos, in which they used slices of jicama instead of tortillas, which I thought would be a great, healthy idea to try at home.
Ryan opted for arepas from Palenque.
Doesn’t it all look fresh and delicious?
Broadway Bites was perfect for a quick after-work dinner – and I’m jealous of those neighboring workers who can nip there for lunch, too. It’s a little pricey but there’s great variety with fresh ingredients, so I say it’s worth a visit once or twice this summer.
Broadway Bites runs until August 1, from 11am to 9pm every day. (And if you miss it, don’t worry, it’ll be back in October for a couple of months.) See here for more vendor information.