Mercado Little Spain

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José Andrés arrives in New York with a massive, multi-stall food hall dedicated to the culinary bounty of the Iberian peninsula.

10 Hudson Yards, New York, NY, 10001

646-495-1242

https://www.littlespain.com/

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The lowdown

José Andrés’s first New York project finally answers the question: How many ham slicers can you fit into a single market? Take a seat or walk up to a kiosk basically anywhere within this vast, Disneyland-esque food fantasia and, in mere moments, someone will inevitably offer you a taste of Spain’s greatest culinary hits: crispy bread slicked with tomato pulp and olive oil, hefty pork-and-potato fritters crowned with aioli, pours of verdejo, intricate Spanish G&Ts, Albert Adrià’s famous “spherified olives,” great heaps of paella cooked over open flames, and, to finish, some swirls of OddFellows yogurt-and-olive-oil soft serve topped with little pink tiles of candied grapefruit (not technically Spanish; still quite good). When it’s fully up and running, the sprawling enterprise will encompass a handful of full-service restaurants, as well. It’s all a bit disorienting, chaotic, and overwhelming — and it will require many return visits to try everything on offer.

Alan Sytsma

What you need to know

Insider Tips Hours are limited in the market’s early days, generally to evenings.

Recommended DishesPan con tomate, croquetas, paella

DrinksFull Bar

Noise LevelBring earplugs!