Even though the Grant Street Bazaar is in its infancy, and its food-and-drink vendors are locked in on a month-to-month basis, there are a slew of hard-to-find cuisines available at the booths at 68 Grant St.
Where else can you find plant-based Sudanese food, an array of Somali options and, in warmer months, boba chai milkshakes?
The following list refers to the bazaar's booths found upon entry, beginning far left and rotating clockwise.
Operators: Robin Gabriel and Sholmeat Robin
Cuisine: Pakistani and Indian
Dishes to try: Butter chicken or chicken kofta.
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Welcome 2 Thai Halal Food
Operator: Bilal Mohamed
Cuisine: Halal-friendly Thai.
Dishes to try: Vegetarian pad Thai, Thai fishcakes, papaya salad.
Operator: Omar Muflahi
Cuisine: Middle Eastern, New York City food-cart inspired.
Dish to try: Chopped chicken over rice, with extra white sauce.
West Side Grill
Operator: Abdul Alshawai
Cuisine: Standard American comfort food.
Dish to try: Chicken fingers. There might be a conservative eater in your group.
Operators: Saadia Saleh and Saleh Ali
Dishes to try: Beef suqaar (means sauteed) over rice or injera.
Operator: Elizabeth N. Festus
Cuisine: Plant-based Sudanese.
Dishes to try: Deep-fried veggie burger ($13.99), shakshuka (choice of eggs or tofu, $9.49).
Operator: Aniwang Berrie
Cuisine: South Sudanese.
Dishes to try: Asida (porridge-like grain with egg), ful, okra with meat stew.
Ice Ice Baby (seasonal only)
Operators: Hussein Sala
Cuisine: Desserts – ice cream, milkshakes.
Dishes to try: Boba chai milkshake, honeycomb cream puffs.