Middle Eastern grocer Sahadi’s is returning to its Manhattan roots after 75 years, by way of Pier 57’s food hall, Market 57. On Monday November 27, Sahadi’s will open a new eatery with seated dining and bar service at the food hall. Initially the operating hours will be: 11am-8pm on Sunday through Thursday, 11am-10pm on Friday and Saturday. Find Sahadi’s near the Market 57 entrance. Market 57 is located on 15th Street and the West Side Highway in Hudson River Park, between Little Island and Chelsea Piers.
The new Market 57 outpost of Sahadi’s will serve a variety of Mediterranean- and Middle Eastern-inspired dishes, including Toshka (a grilled cheese-stuffed Lebanese flatbread), hot Saj wraps filled with shawarma or moussaka, and rice bowls. It will also offer a curated rotating list of beers and fine wines from underrepresented regions like Lebanon, Morocco, Greece, and Sicily.
Sahadi’s first opened on Washington Street in “Little Syria,” now identified as Battery Park City, in 1895. In 1948, it relocated to Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn Heights, where it has operated ever since. Over the past few decades, Sahadi’s has grown its manufacturing and processing facilities in various neighborhoods throughout Brooklyn and in 2019, opened a restaurant and grocery store in Sunset Park’s Industry City. In 2023, the family opened Sahadi Spirits.
“As long as I can remember, customers have been asking, ‘When are you coming to Manhattan?’ and I’m thrilled to be able to have an answer for them now,” said Christine Sahadi Whelan, fourth-generation co-owner of Sahadi’s in a statement. “Market 57 provided us with the perfect opportunity to join the rich array of cultures, traditions, and culinary talents at the food hall. We’ll be launching a few new food items, as well as bringing our legendary hummus, classic meze, baklava, and more.”
A James Beard America’s Classic and New York State Historic Business, Sahadi’s has been a family-owned business for over 100 years. Caitlin Whelan, part of the fifth generation and co-owner of Sahadi Spirits, will be leading the food and beverage program at Market 57. “Pier 57 is just a couple blocks away from Washington Street, where Sahadi’s first started,” said Caitlin Whelan. “It is such an honor to bring Sahadi’s back to its roots in Manhattan.”
“Sahadi’s is a true New York institution and part of the fabric of the city’s multifaceted food culture,” said Michael Phillips, President of Jamestown. “They are the perfect complement to Market 57, where a mix of new and old-school food concepts come together to showcase the diversity of New York’s culinary scene.”
Focused on women- and BIPOC-owned food concepts, Market 57 serves as a platform for emerging chefs and food entrepreneurs who have been underrepresented in the culinary industry. Curated by Jamestown with input from the James Beard Foundation, Market 57’s vendors are aligned with the Foundation’s mission of championing a standard of good food anchored in talent, equity, and sustainability, and include Ammi, Bessou, Bird & Branch, Due Madri, Local Roots, LoLo’s on the Water, Malai, Mijo, Mothershuckers, Nom Wah, Harlem Hops, The Galley by Lobster Place, The Good Batch, and Zaab Zaab.
Market 57 also includes Good To Go by JBF, an incubator for fast-casual concepts featuring rotating menus from operators who embody JBF’s mission and values, and Platform by the James Beard Foundation, a modern showcase kitchen and educational space featuring culinary arts programming and events—including a rotating chefs-in-residence program.
In addition to Market 57, Pier 57 is also home to the Hudson River Park’s Discovery Tank, bookable community classrooms provided to organizations and nonprofits free-of-charge with the support of Google, public rooftop park, and City Winery.
Market 57 is located on 15th Street and the West Side Highway in Hudson River Park, between Little Island and Chelsea Piers, and open: Sunday-Thursday 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Friday-Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.