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Here’s a Sneak Peek of UrbanSpace Vanderbilt, Midtown’s Coolest Food Hall

There are 21 vendors in total.
There are 21 vendors in total.

With Gotham West Market, City Kitchen, and the Plaza Food Hall, there’s no shortage of midtown food marketplaces. But UrbanSpace — the same company behind wildly popular Mad. Sq. Eats — has assembled a stellar lineup for its first permanent venture, UrbanSpace Vanderbilt.

The 12,000-square-foot food hall occupies the ground floor of a tower at 230 Park Avenue and brings together 21 different vendors. This is no small feat: It’s the first time Roberta’s has opened in Manhattan (or expanded at all), and the same goes for Mimi’s Hummus. Here’s the complete lineup:

Amali Mou: a modern Greek restaurant that specializes in housemade gyros, mezes, and salads, and will serve Greek wines.

A.B. Biagi: a second location of the Nolita gelato shop, which offers Brazilian flavors as well as vegan options.

A.B. Biagi has a gelato cart.
A.B. Biagi has a gelato cart. Photo: Melissa Hom

Asiadog: hot dogs with Asian-inspired toppings, like Japanese curry and kimchee apples.

Bangkok B.A.R.: a Thai street-food spot that will serve original family recipes.

Bar Suzette: the Chelsea Market–based crêperie, which has added a delicious-sounding “French-onion-soup crepe” to its menu.

Delaney Chicken: BrisketTown’s Daniel Delaney’s fried-chicken concept.

Dough: Fany Gerson’s beloved doughnut shop.

Hong Kong Street Cart: ramen, honey-sriracha chicken wings, pork buns, and peanut noodles.

La Palapa: a “Mexico City-style” restaurant with tacos, quesadillas, and frozen sangria.

Ovenly will sell its beloved cookies and baked goods.
Ovenly will sell its beloved cookies and baked goods. Photo: Melissa Hom

Maiden Lane: a second location of the East Village restaurant, which sources the highest-quality tinned seafood.

Mayhem & Stout: sandwiches featuring slow-braised meats.

Mimi’s Hummus: a second location of the Ditmas Park Mediterranean restaurant.

This is the first Manhattan location of Mimi's Hummus.
This is the first Manhattan location of Mimi's Hummus. Photo: Melissa Hom

No. 7 Veggie: a brand-new brand extension of No. 7 Sub, which will serve double-decker broccoli tacos and, of course, a veggie burger.

Ovenly: another outlet for the Greenpoint bakery’s excellent (vegan!) salted chocolate-chip cookies, plus cakes and other pastries.

Red Hook Lobster Pound: the famed lobster-roll spot will also serve oysters and beer and wine.

Roberta’s: It requires no explanation.

Roberta's is one of the biggest draws, of course.
Roberta's is one of the biggest draws, of course. Photo: Melissa Hom

Sigmund’s: an artisanal pretzel shop.

Sips & Bites: specialty toasts, salads, and hot foods — the ideal lunch spot.

Takumi Taco: a Japanese-meets-Mexican concept that will sell burritos, curry-beef rice bowls, and a signature dish of Japanese nachos.

Takumi Taco's in the house.
Takumi Taco's in the house. Photo: Melissa Hom

Toby’s Estate: the small-batch Brooklyn roaster.

Two Tablespoons: healthy, vegetarian, gluten-free dishes like shakshuka and a “power bowl.”

The food hall soft-opens on September 14, and the official opening day is September 17. There will be service Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., and on weekends from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Consider this a midtown lunch game changer.

UrbanSpace Vanderbilt, 230 Park Ave. (at the corner of Vanderbilt Ave. and 45th St.), 646-747-0822

First Look at UrbanSpace Vanderbilt