What to Eat at Gotham West Market, Now Serving Top-Notch Ramen, Killer Sandwiches, and More in Hell’s Kitchen

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Welcome! Photo: Melissa Hom

The staggeringly expansive Hell's Kitchen market has opened in the ground floor of the block-though building at 600 11th Avenue. It's got quite the lineup, too: AvroKO, for starters, is serving fish tacos, pulled-pork sandwiches, burgers, and more at its Americana-imbued Genuine Roadside. Meanwhile, Caroline Fidanza based her Little Chef menu of soups and salads on sandwiches she serves at Saltie in Williamsburg; the Cannibal and Resto owner Christian Pappanicholas is serving hot dogs with Chinese mustard and tripe chili, and Seamus Mullen has opened a tapas bar called El Colmado. In addition to its retail component, the Brooklyn Kitchen has a demo space where chefs and cookbook authors will teach classes and make public appearances; Court Street Grocers has a dedicated sandwich shop; Blue Bottle is now steeping New Orleans–style iced coffee; and meanwhile, noodle master Ivan Orkin has (finally) opened his first ramen-ya outside of Japan. Oh, and there's also a bike shop and showroom. Check it all out, straight ahead.

There's Ivan Orkin's anticipated Ivan Ramen Slurp Shop, for starters.

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Warming up.Photo: Melissa Hom


... The cornerstone of which is Orkin's classic shio with "double soup," seen here with roasted tomatoes, rye noodles, and pork chashu.

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Slurp it while it's hot.Photo: Melissa Hom


Here's the Italian combo from Court Street Grocer's Sandwich Shop, which includes mortadella, capicola, soppressata, Swiss, mozzarella, Pecorino Romano, arugula, red onion, CSG Hoagie Spread, and mayo on a roll.

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Why yes, that is a Caputo Bakery roll.Photo: Melissa Hom


And the vendor's Gotham West HQ.

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Court Street at the center; Caroline Fidanza's Little Chef at right.Photo: Melissa Hom


Here's the stunning Clean Slate from Carolie Fidanza's Little Chef. It's got hummus, quinoa, pickled vegetables, and yogurt sauce on naan bread. Healthy as it is pretty.

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Yes, naan.Photo: Melissa Hom


Over here, we have the counter at the Cannibal's Hell's Kitchen outpost.

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Note: Actual cannibals are not welcome here.Photo: Melissa Hom


And here's AvroKO's Genuine Roadside, celebrating all things Americana ...

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Jane and Michael Stern are likely psyched.Photo: Melissa Hom


... which means, among other things, the kitchen isn't afraid to put iceberg lettuce on hamburgers.

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They've got veggie burgers, too, mind you.Photo: Melissa Hom


The Brooklyn Kitchen has produce, provisions, and equipment.

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Pots and pans, too.Photo: Melissa Hom


El Colmado is all about tapas like pan con tomate and croquetas made with smoked eel.

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This blurry guy just filled up on lamb meatballs and plancha-grilled octopus.Photo: Melissa Hom


Here's a close-up of the dátil con béicon, a date stuffed with almonds and Valdeón cheese, wrapped in bacon.

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Definitely not your Aunt Millie's bacon-wrapped dates.Photo: Melissa Hom


Finally, can you do some coffee?

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(Say yes!).Photo: Melissa Hom


It's Blue Bottle.

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The coffee company is also selling the full lineup of its pastries and snacks.Photo: Melissa Hom


For those of you keeping score at home, here are all of Gotham West Market's vendor menus. All the folks here are keeping different hours; visit Gotham West Market's website for more information.

Blue Bottle Coffee Menu [PDF]
Ivan Ramen Slurp Shop Menu [PDF]
Genuine Roadside Menu [PDF]
El Colmado Menu [PDF]
Court Street Grocers Sandwich Shop Menu [PDF]
The Cannibal Menu [PDF]
Little Chef Menu [PDF]
600 11th Ave., nr. 45 St.; 212-582-7940