I was recently invited to attend Chelsea Eats, a high-end culinary experience organized by Pop Up New York. Eighth Avenue in Chelsea was taken over by local artisanal food, merchants, visual artists, and live entertainment. I was really impressed with the setup and variety of vendors: everything from BBQ to macarons to pizza! It included German Bratwurst, Porchetta Sandwiches, MitchMallows, Cooper’s Craft & Kitchen Beer Garden, U Go Smoothie, FARMPOP, and Kimchi Taco Truck, among many others. The Joyce Theater kept the event vibrant as well with live performances.
I definitely enjoyed my time at Chelsea Eats checking out all of the vendors, but I did have my favorites! I loved the Mac & Cheese from Virgil’s BBQ. It had the perfect amount of cheese and hearty flavor. I also enjoyed Poutine from Rosie’s Poutine Kitchen. The dish had real cheese curds, giving the fries an amazing textured taste. Vintage Subway T-Shirts and Art had some of the coolest vintage post cards I’ve ever seen. Looking forward to next year’s Chelsea Eats!