We don’t need to tell you that NoMad is replete some of the best food and restaurants in the world. Given all the options we already have in the neighborhood, the bi-annual culinary festival of Mad. Sq. Eats adds an embarrassment of riches.
For this season’s collection of pop-up stands and food trucks in Worth Square, a wave of eateries from around New York City are making debut appearances. Along with the particularly intriguing participants featured below, take advantage of the other new flavors from Casa Toscana, Jars by dani, KAYA NYC, KBBQ by Korilla and Cannibal. Let’s give them all a warm NoMad welcome to Worth Square!
Bolivian Llama Party
Only in New York City could you expect to find traditional Bolivian cuisine available in the subway catacombs of Columbus Circle, yet that is the sole permanent location of this irreverently named restaurant. At the booth, be sure to try one of its savory baked Saltenas. These Boilivian empanadas are filled with beef, pork or chicken and complimented with sauces, spices, potatoes and other ingredients. Bolivian Llama Party also works to improve living conditions in Bolivia with fundraising initiatives, such as support for the building of daycare facilities in needy areas.
Usually you have to travel all the way to the iconic attractions and boardwalk of Coney Island to try out the South East Asian-inspired tacos of Coney Shack. While it is staked out at 25th Street and 5th Avenue, take advantage of its Crunchy Fish or Garlic Chicken tacos, and see why this affordable option has such a rabid following.
Jicama: California Street Food
While we love the dependable favorites available from various vendors at Mad. Sq. Eats, like savory barbecue and tasty sandwiches, it’s always fun to try something entirely new. For instance, have you ever heard of Jicama? It is a root vegetable that functions as a staple of the cuisine in Mexico and has a mild taste that some compare to that of a green apple. Using Jicama as a base, the menu is packed with healthy, vegetarian street food options, alongside indulgences like the Pork Doughnut Slider, featuring pulled pork and red cabbage sauerkraut sandwiched between two maple doughnuts!
For more information on the vendors, head over to Urbanspace or the Madison Square Park Conservancy.
Saturday May 13 – Friday June 9
Hours: 11am – 9pm