We can’t wait. From Page Six:
[Bourdain ] has signed a deal to open his first large-scale food market in Manhattan, which will reflect his passion for international street food…
We’re told Bourdain has teamed up with New York entrepreneur Stephen Werther on the yet-to-be-named project, which could possibly be called Anthony Bourdain World Market. And it will spotlight “cuisines from all around the world,” as well as “give young chefs a showcase to strut their stuff” and “introduce Americans to Singapore-style street food.”[..]
He said the opening date will depend on the building’s completion. (Our guesses include 3 World Trade Center and Hudson Yards. Brookfield Place in Lower Manhattan has already announced its Eataly-esque French-focused market and food court, Le District, operated by Peter Poulakakos’ Poulakakos Group.)
This is what Bourdain tells Eater:
I am indeed working on this project—carefully assembling a dream list of chefs, operators, street food and hawker legends from around the world—in hopes of bringing them together in one New York City space. As the greatest city in the world, I’ve long felt that we should have the kind of delicious, diverse food centers that Singapore ( for instance) enjoys. And, in fact, it is my hope that an important component of this project will be representatives of Straits hawker masters. My likes are pretty well known: dai pai dong in Hong Kong, Boqueria in Spain, hawker centers in Singapore, street tostadas in Ensenada. To the extent that I can help bring those things home to New York, along with a truly interesting collection of home grown innovators, I will be very, very pleased. If nothing else, I hope to soon be able to enjoy a really good Chicken Rice in NYC.