Mad Sq Eats Returns to the Flatiron District

Mad Sq Eats Returns to the Flatiron District

Mad Sq Eats gets less crowded in the late afternoon.

Every spring and fall, lunchtime in the Flatiron District gets much more exciting as Mad Sq Eats pops up in Worth Square with plenty of snacking options from around the city. This year, the spring food festival ends on May 30th while the fall incarnation runs from September 5th through October 3rd.

Last spring, I discovered some new options, like Mimi and Coco’s teriyaki balls and Macaron Parlour’s bacon-maple macaron. I also revisited my favorite vendor: La Sonrisa, which offers a sampling of empanadas. In the fall of 2013, I tried a savory crepe from Bar Suzette and some oddly flavored doughnuts (like maple-potato-bacon and peanut butter-cayenne-pretzel) from Doughnuttery.

A fruity cereal flavored doughnut from Doughnuttery.

Those five vendors and plenty more have returned this season—plus there are a few new options at the festival like caketails (booze-infused cupcakes) from Kicky’s Kitchen and vegetarian, gluten-free food from Two Tablespoons. When I visited the food fair this month, it was just as crowded as usual. Be sure to stop by before or after the lunchtime rush: I find it less packed with people before 11:30 a.m. or after 2:30 p.m.

Check out the full list of vendors online and visit the festival now through May 30th.

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