I spent Tuesday afternoon in Williamsburg, Brooklyn checking out North 3rd Street Market, which opened partially to the public yesterday (only a few vendors are currently open and several booths are still under construction). The market, run by MRKTPL, is primarily a food hall, but there is also a developing storefront exhibition space and two pop-up spots for rotating retailers. My husband was the lead architect on the project so seeing the space yesterday was especially exciting!

For my health conscious readers (all of you, hopefully!), head to Champion Coffee for matcha drinks and turmeric lattes. Sweet Road Bevs offers drinking vinegar and tonics, fresh pressed juices and shots, as well as blended juices and tonics. The “Under the Green” sounds especially appealing - it contains grapes, watermelon, lime, mint, rosemary, matcha, blue green algae, and aloe. It wasn’t open yesterday but I look forward to trying all of Sweet Road Bev’s offerings!

I enjoyed a delicious micro-greens salad from Harvest2Order for lunch and can’t wait to go back for more! I chose the “Aqua” greens base, consisting of sunflower, carrot, afilla cress, amaranth, celery, arugula, and sakura cress,  and topped the salad with hibiscus pickled rhubarb, tomatoes, roasted red beets, and watermelon radish. The micro-greens are grown hydroponically and harvested to order. Talk about fresh!

Another spot I can’t wait to try out is JaJaJa, a plant-based vegan Mexican restaurant which opened on East Broadway in Manhattan just over a year ago. Their spot on North 3rd is their second outpost. Popular menu items include the sweet potato burrito and the mushroom tacos. In the mood for something sweet? Head to TAP NYC for a delicious and nutritious açai bowl. And don't forget to check out Lucy's Flowers for gorgeous floral arrangements to bring home!

The grand opening is on Monday, June 4th. Regular hours will be 7 am - 10 pm all week. Hope to see you there!

Harvest2Order custom salad.

Harvest2Order custom salad.

Photography by Colin Ziemer.