COUNTDOWN TO NYE
In June 2017, the Alliance collaborated with Urbanspace to launch the Times Square Market (TSQ MKT), an outdoor food market spread across the Broadway Pedestrian Plazas. A year-round culinary showcase of New York City’s most distinctive and unexpected food and retail offerings, TSQ MKT brings together some of the city’s most iconic operators at the center of the universe – Times Square – to complement the vibrant public arts programming, entertainment and dynamic events that take place here.
TSQ MKT Hours: Open daily, 11am–9pm
Breakfast and late night by some (7am–12am)
43rd – 44th Street Kiosks
The Taqueria brings the taco back to its street-side roots while maintaining the gourmet quality and fresh ingredients of Toloache, Chef Julian Medina's gem of a Mexican bistro in the Theater District. In addition to dishes like the succulent Tacos al Pastor, a signature staple, the menu includes quesadillas, burritos, guacamole, and more.
BurgerBox, a specialty burger restaurant, offers unique burgers named after monumental cities, each available in single and double patty options with a choice of 5 sauces, shakes and fries. Try the classic Manhattan or a burger inspired by New Mexico, San Francisco, and more.
Coney Shack's signature tacos, rice bowls, hot dogs, sandwiches, and burritos have come to Times Square, fusing Mexican and American cuisine with a Southeast Asian twist.
The Strand Book Store has been an independent bookseller since 1927. Their primary location is in Union Square, Manhattan, with 18 miles of new, used, and rare books. At their Times Square outpost, you can find new bestsellers, shelves of half-priced books, fun postcards, bags, and more.
Ice & Vice
The experimental, hand-crafted, small-batch, ultra premium ice cream is back for the summer with a new menu of ice cream, soft serve, sundaes, and flavored cones. 5% of all proceeds will go to the NYCLU.
45th – 46th Street Kiosks
COFFEED is a New York City-based, locally-sourced, charity-minded café and specialty coffee company. They roast their own coffee, bake their own pastries, and donate a significant portion of their gross revenue to local charities. Stop by the COFFEED location in TSQ MKT to perk up your day with coffee and churros!
46th – 47th Street Kiosks
C Bao uses fresh, high quality ingredients to make homemade bao and bao sandwiches with vivid flavors, often inspired by American spins on Asian dishes.
Nuchas brings two hand-held Argentinean food staples to the center of Times Square: empanadas and medialunas. Their empanadas are artisanal and inspired by world flavors, with a wide range of both meat and vegan/vegetarian fillings, and seasonings baked right into the dough.
SnackBox – serving NYC's best hot dogs. Their custom-made recipe is all beef, natural casing, seasoned and slightly smoked, steamed, then grilled for the perfect snap, served on a toasted bun. You can build your own dog by adding from an array of delicious homemade toppings.
Wafels & Dinges
Wafels & Dinges has conquered the hearts, smiles, and appetites of New Yorkers with its dangerously delicious Leige-style wafels and their accompanying toppings (a.k.a. dinges). Pile on healthy toppings like fruit, go savory with bacon, or get indulgent with spekuloos, dulce de leche, fudge sauce, and more.
Cousin's Maine Lobster
Get a taste of Maine with fresh, sustainably harvested Maine lobster, whether you want it as a Maine- or Connecticut-style roll (the difference: mayo vs butter), on a quesadilla, with tater tots, in bisque, or more. Plus, complete your meal with a Maine Root soda and a whoopie pie (the official state treat of Maine).