Over the weekend, I stopped by TriBeCa’s recently opened food market, All Good Things, to check out a few of the vendors. There were lots of familiar faces—along with a few new favorites.
The new space, owned and designed by Kyle Wittels, is a bit different from other markets around town, mainly due to its size—the entire space is basically a long hallway. The size constraints actually serve to make the space feel like a real bustling marketplace. The moment you step inside you are greeted with an array of beautiful bouquets from Polux Fleuriste next to Blue Bottle Coffee’s espresso bar, right across from Dickson’s Farmstand Meats.
The various stalls throughout All Good Things cover all of your artisanal needs, from coffee and chocolate, to oysters and a bakery. Even Sag Harbor’s Cavaniola’s Gourmet has set up shop here, for those who want to bring a bit of the Hamptons to Manhattan.
The space never feels too crowded, though, as you find yourself hopping from vendor to vendor the area opens up near the mid-section, allowing you a bit of space to enjoy your Blue Marble ice cream. Further in the back of the market is a small seating section next to Nunu Chocolates.
A particular favorite of mine is All Good Things Seafood, a seafood stall with freshly shucked oysters available for eating on the spot. Pair this with the small bar near the back with three different beers on tap and a selection of wines, and going produce shopping has never been quite so fun.
All Good Things is located at 102 Franklin Street between W. Broadway and Church Street. The market will be open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, but the bar will stay open and serve small plates till 1 a.m.