Mercado Little Spain – Hudson Yards

On our way to the Vessel at Hudson Yards, we ran into the Mercado at Hudson Yards. It was morning and not yet crowded, which made it a great time to explore.

Spanish Market. Copyright Deborah Abrams Kaplan

Offering “the best of Spanish food, drinks and culture from world-famous Chef José Andrés and the Adría Brothers,” the Mercado has 3 sit-down restaurants and around 18 kiosks and bars offering everything from cheese to churros.

Spanish Market. Copyright Deborah Abrams Kaplan

The outside entrance is on 10th Avenue and 30th Street, though you can also enter from inside the Hudson Yards shopping center. The main entrance is on street level. Below is Jamon y Queso, with cheeses and dried meats, and sandwiches, flatbreads and sausages.

Serving up ham slices by the leg at the Mercado at Hudson Yards. Copyright Deborah Abrams Kaplan

You’ll see several large murals throughout the Mercado, which are delightful to look at.

Part of a Mercado mural. Copyright Deborah Abrams Kaplan

One of the kiosks had a display of microgreens they’re growing to use in the foods.

Microgreens growing at the Mercado at Hudson Yards. Copyright Deborah Abrams Kaplan
Part of the Frutas y Verduras part of the market, fresh fruits and vegetables. Copyright Deborah Abrams Kaplan
Part of the Frutas y Verduras part of the market, fresh fruits and vegetables. Copyright Deborah Abrams Kaplan
Frutas y Verduras part of the market, fresh fruits and vegetables. Copyright Deborah Abrams Kaplan . Copyright Deborah Abrams Kaplan

We got an order of the churros and chocolate (the name of my high school Spanish book, by the way). We first used the thick chocolate for dipping, and there was so much left that we drank it. The chocolate was delicious and the small cup was so rich that you couldn’t drink too much. That said, it was $9 for the churros and chocolate (I think the chocolate itself was $4 or $5). The churros were not freshly made when we got them, and were mediocre at best. I would not order those again, and the $9 price tag was beyond ridiculous for that.

The churros at the Mercado. Copyright Deborah Abrams Kaplan

The use of tile throughout the Mercado is fabulous. So many interesting tiles. And check out the seat fabric on the wine stools below.

Spanish Market. Copyright Deborah Abrams Kaplan
Spanish Market. Copyright Deborah Abrams Kaplan

They did a great job with decor, including interesting lamps like the one above.

Outside of the seafood restaurant Mar is a seafood to go area with fresh fish. Copyright Deborah Abrams Kaplan
The pastry kiosk at Mercado. Copyright Deborah Abrams Kaplan
The wall of cookies, I think, at the Pastry kiosk. Check out the cute tiles. Copyright Deborah Abrams Kaplan
One of the seating areas for the kiosks at Mercado. Copyright Deborah Abrams Kaplan
One of the walkways in the Mercado. Copyright Deborah Abrams Kaplan

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