New York City’s collection of food halls is set to grow with an all-Japanese concept coming to Brooklyn.
The work-play-eat entertainment complex that is Industry City in Sunset Park will add a food hall called Japan Village to its already destination-worthy collection of eateries.
The new food hall, from the owners of the Sunrise Mart supermarket chain, will span 20,000 square feet with six food stalls selling items including sweet rice cakes, sushi, a salad bar with Japanese vegetables and street foods, as well as an izakaya (Japanese gastropub).
Like the city’s other two single-concept food halls, Eataly and Le District, the market will have specialized retail shops selling sake and Japanese groceries. It’s scheduled to open in Spring 2018.
The new food hall will arrive well before another Asian-themed mega-project in the works by Anthony Bourdain. Bourdain Market, a massive 155,000-square-foot food amusement park, is set to open on Manhattan's Pier 57 in 2019.
The market will be home to a personally curated mix of Asian cuisines. Bourdain is looking to immigrate at least some of his vendors directly from their street carts and restaurants into the planned food hall for maximum authenticity.