The Best Pop-Ups in New York This Summer
Summer brings in a whole new list of must-visit destinations in New York, from exciting restaurant openings to trendy pop-ups. While there’s always something new to explore in this city, not every opening is here to stay – these are the best pop-ups you need to visit this summer.
The Standard SeaShack
Paying homage to the New England fish shack, The Standard Hotel brings the beach to the city with its laid-back colorful SeaShack. Expect everything from lobster rolls to frozen daiquiris and boozy popsicles, as well as reservation-only seafood dinners on Monday.
The Standard SeaShack, 442 W 13th St, NY 10014
The Golden Hour
New York is so good at golden hour, The High Line Hotel is dedicating a dining experience to the soft sunset glow. Brought to you by Krystof Zizka and Joshua Boissy – the team behind James Beard Award-winning restaurant Maison Premiere – The Golden Hour is a tropical outdoor garden, serving seasonal fare with signature cocktails. Make sure to order the frozen blue kapuala, a play on the Blue Hawaii tiki classic with a blend of rums, fresh pineapple and Curacao.
The Golden Hour, 180 10th Ave, NY 10011
If you’re not heading to the West Coast this summer, Chefs Club Counter has you covered with Californian cult spot Dog Haus. Reimagining classic hotdogs and sausages, the LA-based concept serves antibiotic and hormone free meats on giant, fluffy Hawaiian rolls. While you can’t go wrong with their signature “SOOO CALI” dog (with spicy basil aioli and crispy fried onions), Dog Haus also offers a breakfast burrito exclusive to this location.
Doghaus, 62 Spring St, NY 10012
Camp Cookie DŌ
The popular cookie dough spot has launched a new concept at Chefs Club Counter’s pop-up space, giving you a different kind of summer camp experience. Taking inspiration from childhood desserts, Camp Cookie DŌ offers inventive treats such as campfire sundaes with marshmallow fluff, cookie dough ice cream sandwiches, and a “chocolately blob” with a chocolate fudge filled cone. You know what they say, summer bodies are made in the winter, so we might as well indulge now.
Camp Cookie DŌ, 62 Spring St, NY 10021
Brooklyn’s food hall DeKalb Market Hall has welcomed its first pop-up vendor, Lola’s Lumpia. The pop-up serves traditional Filipino-style spring rolls, paired with modern sauces such as calamansi aioli and adobo sauce. You’ll have to be quick though – Lola’s Lumpia will leave the food hall by the end of the month.
Lola’s Lumpia, 445 Albee Square West, Brooklyn, NY 11201
The Turf Club
Williamsburg’s boutique hotel The William Vale must have thought one rooftop (Westlight) wasn’t enough to draw in a crowd, launching a special rooftop-lawn for the summer. The Turf Club offers a menu by Andrew Carmellini (of Noho Hospitality Group), endless cocktails and most importantly, sweeping views of the city.
The Turf Club at The William Vale, 111 North 12th Street, NY 11249
Urbanspace Garment District
Is there ever not an Urbanspace market in New York? The answer is no, and for good reason. The Garment District is their latest pop-up food market to hit the city, showcasing a diverse mix of concepts. Think Indian cuisine, pan-fried dumplings and Asian-inspired tacos, as well as the city’s longtime favorite ice cream sandwiches by Melt Bakery – don’t miss the new banana flavor.
Urbanspace Garment District, 1450 Broadway, NY 10018
The retro food truck is situated at The William Vale’s rooftop, and we’re always sad to see this one go by the end of summer. Once you’ve tried the dirty dipped waffle fries (loaded with queso and scallions), the double dip burger with a special sauce, and the soft serve dipped into salted peanut butter and chocolate, you’ll understand why. With pastry chef Jason Casey behind the soft serves – previously of Daniel Boulud and Jean-Georges Vongerichten restaurants – it’s no wonder they are nothing short of amazing.
Mister Dips, 111 N 12th St, Brooklyn, NY 11249
And in case you missed it: Kay’s Boutique Café
While the Bangkok-based concept isn’t new this summer, Kay’s Boutique Café will be offering the bite-sized French toast sticks until June 30th. Living up to its name, “The Ultimate” is the ultimate breakfast treat, featuring vanilla French toast with almond cream, banana, almonds and bacon bits.
Kay’s Boutique Café, 240 Mulberry Street, NY 10012
Featured image: The Golden Hour