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Pier 57 Food Hall & Public Rooftop Park: What to Eat, Do & See

Pier 57 in Chelsea is a recently renovated space with a beautiful rooftop park, a food hall with delicious cuisines, and community spaces.

The rooftop park boasts views of Chelsea, Little Island, Lower Manhattan, including One World Trade Center, and even the Statue of Liberty in the distance.

The pier and park are free to enter, dog-friendly, have large, clean bathrooms, and are open daily from 6 a.m. to 1 a.m. The food hall hours are shorter and vary by season but are generally from around 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

market 57 food hall sign and hours | Better Together Here

Check out our full review below to learn what to expect at this fun spot. 👇

Note: This article was written by a real live human being, not artificial intelligence. 🥸

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What is Pier 57? A Brief History

hallway at pier 57 | Better Together Here

Originally built in 1907 as a shipping and storage terminal along the Hudson River. It has undergone a wide variety of uses over the years and hosts some office space for Google currently.

In 1952 it was redesigned by the NYC Department of Marine and Aviation. Pier 57 is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a significant part of New York City’s history.

This new dining destination, located at Pier 57, showcases a variety of New York City’s local and independent food culture. It is home to more than a dozen food vendors.

From the Pier 57 Website, “Market 57 is a New Dining Destination on the Hudson River, Committed to Celebrating New York City’s Local, Independent Food Culture

Curated under the guidance and mentorship of The James Beard Foundation, the market is committed to championing the Good Food For Good™ mission by supporting and elevating the people behind our vital food community, promoting a more equitable industry.

Market 57 is home to more than a dozen kiosks with a talented mix of minority- and women-owned businesses, outposts for beloved pop-up concepts, and seasoned operators’ bold creations.”

Learn more about Pier 57’s history and story here.

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Market 57 (Pier 57) Food Hall

One of the best parts of the park is you can grab delicious food from one of the dozen or so food vendors in the accompanying Market 57 food hall!

Market 57 has cuisines ranging from seafood to Japanese and so much in between. You can snag craft beers at Hudson Hops, delicious coffee from Bird and Branch, or a wide variety of tasty food options.

list of food vendors at pier 57 food hall | Better Together Here

Here are some of the types of food you can get at Market 57:

  • Indian Homestyle Cuisine
  • Japanese Cuisine 
  • Bird and Branch Coffee
  • Italian Food and Wine Bar
  • Craft Beer (Harlem Hops)
  • Chicken, Biscuits and Seafood
  • Chinese snacks and bubble tea
  • Island BBQ
  • South Asian-inspired ice cream
  • Traditional Mexican cuisine 
  • Cajun Cuisine
  • Chinese-American Dim Sum
  • Plant-based cuisine 
  • Lobster and shrimp rolls
  • Bakery
  • Northeastern Thai Cuisine 
interior of market 57 | Better Together Here

And, if you care about the names, here are all the food vendors in Pier 57 Food Hall:

  • Due Madri
  • Good to Go
  • Zaab Zaab
  • Malai
  • Local Roots
  • The Good Batch
  • Bessou
  • LoLo’s
  • Nom Wah
  • Mijo
  • Mothershuckers
  • Ammi
  • The Galley
  • Harlem Hops
  • Sahadi’s
  • Bird & Branch

There are seriously so many delicious options to choose from; you can’t go wrong.

It’s the perfect spot to go with a group because everyone can try something different and share!

This Episodes You’ll Have to Check It Out Segment – Bird & Branch

bird and branch coffee shop in hells kitchen | Better Together Here

This coffee spot in Pier 57 also has an original location in Hell’s Kitchen. Their coffee is phenomenal and they have tasty homemade nut milks.

From their website: “We’re a husband and wife team with hopes of opening a coffee shop that gives back to the community we serve by supporting the people within it. We strive to be intentional with our actions and how they affect our earth and the people in it. We don’t have all the answers, but come join us for a good cup of coffee as we figure things out together.”

Check out Bird & Branch at Pier 57 or their location in Hell’s Kitchen.

Pier 57 Rooftop Park

Once you grab your food from one of the dozens of vendors, you’ll find plenty of tables to eat inside the main level.


The best thing to do is to take your food up to the rooftop park, enjoy the beautiful green space, and soak in the breathtaking views.

delicious food and beer from pier 57 food hall | Better Together Here

It’s an amazing spot for views of the Hudson, the surrounding Chelsea neighborhood, and even One World Trade Center.

Pier 57 Events & Community

nighttime view of the nyc skyline from the top of pier 57 park | Better Together Here

Pier 57 also has community classrooms that members of the community can book year-round free of charge. You can also find a “discovery tank” to learn more about the nearby Hudson River and surrounding area.

The building also hosts free community events like art classes, seminars, and other community-based events. From time to time, they’ll also have free events, classes, DJs, art classes, etc.

Their calendar is stacked

Pier 57 Review & Recap

picture of food hall at pier 57 | Better Together Here

Pier 57 should be on your list of places to check out in New York City!

There are a plethora of food options, breathtaking views, and community events you won’t find anywhere else. Plus, the park and pier are completely free to enter and explore.

Check out Pier 57 in NYC here.

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