Urbanspace knows how to do it right, when it comes to a ‘Foodie’s Paradise’, if I may. The brand is a well oiled machine creating seasonal pop-ups serving food, drink, sweets and more in locations all over the city, with two permanent locations, one being Urbanspace at 570 Lex.
It’s been situated about 8 blocks from Grand Central Station, on Lexington and 51st Street, for a little over a year. Ever since their doors opened, they have been thriving amidst a selection of rotating and steadfast vendors, and a hell of a fan base.
We got to celebrate their anniversary with tons of samples from vendors, both old and new.
First we sampled some of the vendors, which have been in the space from the beginning, including GoFish Sushi Box, Bob White Chicken (who by the way, also makes incredible mac and cheese), Dorado, Bao by Kaya, Kuro-Obi by Ippudo, Liquiteria, Roberta’s, Taim and Takumi Taco. There was also beer bar, Top Hops Beer, and the upstairs wine venue, Vin Sur Vingt.
Our personal favorite was Takumi Taco, whose menu has the perfect blend of sushi favorites and Mexican gems. We had the spicy tuna taco, and were most definitely not disappointed. Another favorite was Ippudo’s Kuro-Obi station, which serves ramen bowls the size of your head and sure to satisfy any ramen-lovers fancy.
We also got a chance to check out some of their newer offerings. Jicama serves a NoCal inspired menu, with a twist on Asian and Latin cuisine. They gave us a delicious nacho item, which included heapings of Cotija cheese and refried beans, packed with flavor. City Test Kitchen‘s Jerk Chicken Tacos were another showstopper.
We’re so glad we were able to see Urbanspace at 570 Lexington from it’s humble beginnings, and can’t wait to keep coming back for more!