The Market Line, a subterranean food hall on the Lower East Side, has officially reopened with some of the original players along with some new ones.
Veselka is back serving up its signature pierogis, including meat, cheese and potato served with sautéed onions. They arrive with sides of red cabbage, potato salad, coleslaw and sour cream.
Nom Wah has returned with its signature dumplings. A dim sum sample plate lets you taste all of them along with a crunchy spring roll. They are also seeing up Sloppy Joe Noodles with miso-braised chicken.
At Best Damned Cookies we watched as our s’mores were made right before our eyes with a large toasted marshmallow sandwiched between two chocolate-glazed cookies. But the highlight was a truffle-infused honey cookie with shavings of fresh black truffle on top. Yum!
Elsewhere we were intrigued by the detail on these perfect little tea cup pops at Rebecca’s Cake Pops.
The Slice Joint had a wonderful assortment of round and square pies. The spicy pepperoni square slice with a thick crunchy crust is amazing. They also operate a location in DC.
There was a huge pork shoulder, whole chickens and farm fresh eggs when we passed the Ends Meat stand which remained open for much of the pandemic.
Essex Pearl’s takeout counter also stayed open. The oysters we sampled were pristine and briny served with a splash of lemon. Indoor dining is slated to return in the fall.
Tortilleria Nixtamal is making its own tortillas on site with mini conveyor belt. They’re used in lively dishes, including several types of nachos.
At Alimentari Fleuneur, a market specializing in hard-to-find fruits and vegetables, we spotted some beautiful donut nectarines from Family Tree Farms in California.
Also on hand, authentic Puerto Rican cuisine at Que Chevere, The Pickle Guys, Asian fare at Kuro-Obi and Dragon Bing, as well as ice cream from Ample Hills.
The Market Line is located at 115 Delancey St, New York, NY