Ogle This Eye Candy From Mad. Sq. Eats, Open Now Through May 30

Categories: Market Watch

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All photos: Hannah Palmer Egan

With a little help from UrbanSpace NYC, Worth Square, which mirrors the Flatiron building where Fifth and Broadway cross, came alive on Friday with dozens of vendors, the latest of the City's early-season outdoor markets to open.

This spring, newcomers Pig & Khao, Takumi Taco, Brooklyn Oyster Party, and 100 Sardines by George Mendes (among others) join usual summer suspects such as Roberta's, Asia Dog, Calexico, and the Cannibal, serving up lunch bites and lots of beer to a hungry Flatiron crowd, which swarmed the square en masse throughout the early afternoon.

If your crowd-weary heart can't abide a herd mentality, by the way, check in early (the savory snackfest opens at 11 a.m.), or head over for happy hour, or even dinner -- the market is open straight through until 9 p.m.

Mad. Sq. Eats is located in Worth Square at 25th Street, on the west side of Madison Square Park, between Broadway and Fifth Avenue; it's open daily now through May 30.

Check out a little food porn from opening day, and be sure to get over there before it closes.

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Tangy fish (left) and chipotle pork (right) tacos from Calexico.

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Booze-infused cupcakes at Kicky's Kitchen.

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Cool, crisp peanut noodles at Hong Kong Street Cart.

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Stuffed tortillas in wait at Takumi Taco, new this year. Taco fans will find plenty to enjoy in Madison Square this spring, with no less than four vendors filling the masa.

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The clothes-press presides.

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