Sausage, Egg, and Cheese Sandwich from Eggslut
One of the market's newest—and most anticipated—stalls, Eggslut now serves daily breakfast sandwiches from their long Broadway-side counter. The $7 sausage, egg and cheese sandwich relies features an organic egg and housemade turkey sausage.
The Eggslut Counter
Morning eaters crowd the wide counter, each holding their own egg sandwich, wrapped in a brioche bun.
G& B Latte
At the opposite end sits G & B, a minuscule takeaway counter for fresh coffee and anything they can whip up from their La Marzocco espresso machine. The mostly standing-room counter functions in a very European way, where lots of quick-serve locals swing by for a shot of espresso before moving on.
Brisket from Horse Thief
Not far away, Horse Thief BBQ has brought Texas-style smoked meats—including a 15-hour brisket—to the market's only patio. Soon to come: a beer and wine license, which will doubtless make the communal picnic tables a favorite downtown spot to grab a bite and a drink.
Ginger Snaps from Valerie
Another new tenant is Valerie, a confectionary / bakery that serves up everything from breakfast hand pies and salted caramel bread pudding to cold chicken sandwiches and these semi-soft, perfectly realized ginger snap cookies.
Staying Old School
Not everything is brand new, though. Folks still wait patiently in line for tacos from Ana Maria, while the whole-pig carnitas purveyors Las Morelianas continue to hand out corn tortilla-wrapped bits of pork as a sample to entice tourists.
Sarita's, one of the market's favorite draws, persists as well. The popular Salvadorean spot serves everything from fried plantains and stews to their ever-popular pupusas. Other market institutions (a Hawaiian BBQ spot, a Chinese steam table operation) are also still up and running, too.
Pomegranates at the Market
Grand Central Market is still, well, a market too. Produce stalls, chile-by-the-pound purveyors and more are stuffed into the center of the market, with most of the newer operations taking up space at the edges. But it's actually possible to get a little grocery shopping done.
Romerito for Sale
You can even find a few rare gems, like this romerito. Also known as seablites, this willowy plant grows well in brackish waters and salty soil. It adds an intense salinity to prepared dishes.