April 14, 2014

Spring Mad. Sq. Eats 2014!

Mad. Sq Eats (#MadSqEats), now in its sixth year, will return to Worth Square on Friday, May 2nd. The popular pop-up market is a collaboration between UrbanSpace and the Madison Square Park Conservancy; together, we’ve curated one of our best lineups yet.

100 Sardines by George Mendes

100 sardines will be a “sister” pop-up restaurant to ALDEA located off Union Square. They will serve hot and cold soups, sandwiches and rice dishes (both seafood and meat based) as well as Portuguese influenced salads. The rice preparations will be based on the success of ALDEA’s signature “Arroz de Pato ” and will be available to eat on site or taken to go.

Arancini Bros.

Arancini is authentic sicilian street food – fried rice balls made with arborio rice and filled with creative meats, cheeses and seasonal ingredients.

Bar Suzette

Bar Suzette, run by Peter Tondreau and Troi Lughod, offers savory or sweet delectable crepes with a continuously changing menu. At Mad. Sq. Eats, they also offer an expanded menu that includes burgers, truffle fries and other classic fare.


Calexico serves fresh, flavorful Cal-Mex food in New York City and Brooklyn. They have several locations and carts, and have won many accolades for their food, including a Vendy Award for Best Street Food.

Charlito’s Cocina

Charlito’s Cocina offers fantastic meat and vegetarian sausages, paninis and sides; everything is made scratch.


Doughnuttery offers hot, fresh, and uniquely sugared donuts.

Hong Kong Street Cart

Hong Kong Street Cart serves delicious Asian street food, including pork buns, dumplings, ramen and more.


Contemporary Lebanese and Mediterranean cuisine. Consistently voted NYC’s #1 Mediterranean restaurant by OpenTable diners!

Kicky’s Kitchen

Caketails by Kicky’s Kitchen are sweets inspired by cocktails. They have year-round caketails as well as seasonal cupcakes.

L&W Oyster Co.

L&W Oyster Co. features an array of the finest East and West coast oysters, as well as classic clam shack fare — like Lobster BLTs, Oyster Po’ Boys — and beautiful fish entrees that showcase sustainable seafood and local produce.

La Sonrisa Empanadas

La Sonrisa Empanadas offers vegetarian, beef, roasted or coconut curry chicken and pulled pork empanadas.

Macaron Parlour

Founded in 2010 by Christina Ha and Simon Tung, Macaron Parlour offers a wide array of delicious macarons. Their flavor offerings range from the traditional (Red Velvet) to the crazy and creative (Cheetos).

Mayhem & Stout

Founded by childhood friends, Steve Applegate and Jay Brown, Mayhem & Stout specializes in flavorful, fall-off-the-bone braised meats and creative, seasonally inspired house made condiments, relishes and spreads served on locally made bread. They also offer salads and vegetarian options.

Melt Bakery

Melt Bakery is a sustainable ice cream sandwich company focused on locally sourced ingredients with seasonal flavor combinations.


Mexicue is the sweet, sweet love child of red-hot Mexican cuisine and down-home, barbeque goodness.

Mighty Balls

Mighty Balls is a mobile vending company based in New York City and managed by Kerri Brewer. They serve delicious meatballs with esoteric gravies, and small one bite ball desserts.

Mimi and Coco

Mimi and Coco NY “”Teriyaki balls”” are a new Japanese food inspired crazes weeping New York! Born from a love of the traditional Japanese comfort food, Takoyaki, customized to New York City’s diverse and eclectic tastes.

Momofuku Milk Bar

Momofuku Milk Bar is a beloved NYC bakery famous for crack pie, bagel bombs, cereal milk, and compost cookies.

Nunu Chocolates

Nunu Chocolates offers an assortment of handmade chocolates made of natural ingredients. They also offer an impressive selection of local craft beer and wine.

Pig & Khao

Chef Leah Cohen prepares an a la carte menu of Filipino and Thai cuisine, with touches from Vietnam and even Burma. Half Filipino herself, the menu includes several traditional Filipino dishes that Leah was raised on, including Sizzling Sisig and Short Rib with Bicol Express, Carrot Puree and Kale.

Red Hook Lobster Pound

The Red Hook Lobster Pound brings sensational lobster rolls and seafood straight from the Maine coast to New York City.


Chris Parachini, Brandon Hoy, and Carlo Mirarchi opened Roberta’s in Bushwick, Brooklyn in January of 2008. The restaurant has since become a neighborhood institution, a culinary destination, and an incubator for progressive entrepreneurship. It is now home to a rooftop greenhouse, an artisanal bread bakery, and a thriving catering operation, among other off-site projects. In 2010, Roberta’s helped build the Brooklyn Grange, a one-acre rooftop farm in Queens, and in 2012, opened the now Michelin-starred 12-seat tasting restaurant Blanca.

Seoul Lee Korean BBQ

Seoul Lee Korean BBQ is a fusion between Mexican food and Korean food; favorites include Bulgogi, Demi Baguettes, Tacos, Bibimbap and of course, Korean Chicken Wings.


Sigmund’s offers artisanal soft pretzels, sliders on pretzel buns, soups and local craft beers.

Stuffed Artisan Cannolis

Stuffed Artisan Cannolis offers a wide selection of Italy’s most famous dessert with a reinvented twist on flavors.

Takumi Taco

Born from the love of two incredible cuisines (Japanese + Mexican street food), Takumi Taco specializes in Spicy Tuna, Tofu, Curried Beef and Miso Chicken Tacos paired with creative side dishes.

The Cannibal

The Cannibal is a beer and butcher shop; popular dishes include the Pig’s Head Cuban and the Sloppy Lamb Sandwich.

Two Tablespoons

Two Tablespoons offers delicious vegetarian gluten-free food from scratch using only wholesome ingredients with high nutrient density.

Wafels & Dinges

Wafels & Dinges offers Belgian waffles with a variety of savory and sweet toppings.