August 24, 2020
NoMad Piazza Buzzes with Excitement
NoMad Piazza buzzes with excitement and good food as New York City takes advantage of its Open Street dining. Based on the success of areas like the stretch of Broadway between 25th Street and 28th Street – which New Yorkers now call NoMad Piazza – Mayor de Blasio has expanded outdoor dining throughout New York City. Across the five boroughs, 76 streets and nine pedestrian plazas are now part of the city’s Open Street program. The full list of blocked-off streets added to the city’s outdoor dining program can be found on Eater.
Expanded outdoor dining has been embraced by New Yorkers. And there is no better example of this than in NoMad Piazza. A rainbow of umbrellas and seating fills the sidewalks and streets, like a summer garden of red, blue, black, and orange flowers. It’s a vibrant destination where foodies enjoy a variety of memorable cuisines from some of New York’s best-known restaurants.
La Pecora Bianca NoMad anchors the southern block of NoMad Piazza at the corner of 26th and Broadway, flanked by Wagamama and Num Pang to the south. In this area, visitors can choose from market-driven Italian cuisine; Southeast Asian-inspired sandwiches, bowls, soups, and salads; and Asian food with roots in the flavors of Japan.
Those wanting something to read while relaxing and enjoying the NoMad Piazza, can pop into the iconic Rizzoli Bookstore. And for a keepsake of the summer outing, Memories of New York has classic “I ❤ New York” t-shirts, key chains, and even snow globes.
A block north, The Smith anchors Broadway and 27th Street. In-between, The Little Beet, Dr. Smood’s, and Starbucks offer a wide variety of foods from vegetarian plant-forward dishes (including summer gazpacho); organic juices, grain bowls, and sandwiches; to coffee almost any way you can imagine it.
If a haircut feel like too distant a memory, anyone looking for a professional who practices the craft of barbering can visit Fellow Barber NoMad and leave feeling lighter (even after partaking in the neighborhoods culinary delights).
Strolling further north, Cha Cha Matcha and Sweetgreen serve all things matcha or tasty salads and plates that deliciously accommodate most any diet preference or restriction. A memorable finale to a NoMad Piazza visit is a delectable treat from Lady M Cake Boutique with subtly sweet desserts inspired by French pastries and Japanese confections.
Just above the buzz of NoMad Piazza near the corner of 29th Street is the Breslin, with its friendly porcine mascot and attentive wait staff. Some evenings, the sounds of live Cuban music flows from Casa Nomad as it serves up market-driven dishes and cocktails.
If you’re looking for a vivacious summer-in-New-York experience, NoMad Piazza is well worth the visit. Afternoons flow into evenings as neighborhood denizens and guests spill into the streets of NoMad Piazza to enjoy a summer that’s sure to go down in history.