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In June 2017, the Alliance collaborated with Urbanspace to launch 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)
42nd - 43rd 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.
Rock Pizza Scissors
Rock Pizza Scissors has built a stone deck oven right smack in the middle of Times Square to produce the freshest handmade pizzas NYC has to offer. With seasonal market vegetables and dough made by hand throughout the day, one peek into this kitchen-turned-kiosk will tell you this isn't your average pizza place.
Open 11am - midnight
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.
43rd - 44th Street Kiosks
Open Thursday-Sunday, 1pm-8pm
I Scream! is a philanthropic ice cream kiosk that encourages people to speak out about their political feelings and frustrations, with 5% of the total profit going to four non-profit organizations. All ice cream is created by Ice & Vice, an innovative start-up that specializes in experimental, high-end flavor profiles. Ice & Vice ice cream contains 16% butterfat and little air, creating a rich, luxurious product. Winner of the 2014 Vendy Award for Best Dessert, Ice & Vice was recently named New York Magazine and Grub Street's "Absolute Best" ice cream shop.
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.
Part of a chain of boutique convenience stores combining retail and media, the New Stand kiosk offers a rotating mix of gourmet snacks, quality drinks, affordable art, and amusing toys, while the connected free mobile app is restocked every morning with new media, choice playlists, fun GIFs, product announcements, and music releases. Members can also use the app to check out, cash in on weekly deals, and collect loyalty points to spend in-store.
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
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.
Mr. Bing brings traditional northern Chinese street food to NYC. Their most popular item is the "jianbing" ("bing" for short), which is a Chinese crepe with meat and veggie fillings. In addition to bings, Mr. Bing also serves steamed dumplings, bubble tea, and mochi ice cream.