High Line Food 2013 Season Starts April 19

Photos by Nicole Franzen, Jason Scott courtesy of The Taco Truck, and Patricia Wancko courtesy of Sigmund’s Pretzels

If you, like us, salivate over the glossy deliciousness found in the food section of New York magazine, then you saw this week’s exciting announcement about spring eats at the High Line.

Lamb ribs, brisket sandwiches, and a delectable selection of pies are coming to the park this season—and that’s just at the SmokeLine, the latest outpost of BrisketTown’s Daniel Delaney. Beginning Friday, April 19, there will be nine food vendors on the High Line, offering tasty treats for your next al fresco breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

Follow us after the jump for a quick, hunger-panic-inducing introduction to this season of High Line Food.

While most of the High Line’s food vendors are returning for their second season, SmokeLine will be joined by another new addition to the park’s mouthwatering lineup: Sigmund’s Pretzels. I speak with authority when I say that Sigmund’s Pretzels are heavenly, having often visited their cart outside the Metropolitan Museum of Art to try out their twists on traditional pretzel flavors, such as feta olive, truffle cheddar, and bacon scallion.

SmokeLine and Sigmund’s Pretzels, along with your favorites from last year, will be open for business beginning Friday, April 19. Here are some ideas for tasting trips to the High Line:

Peel yourself away from your office desk and stop by for lunch from The Taco Truck. Having served more than 42,000 tacos to park visitors last year, these purveyors of authentic Mexican street food are prepared to spread even more taco love in the form of Michoacan Carnitas Tacos and Pollo Asado Tortas this season. Afterward your meal, prepare for the afternoon slog at the office with a made-to-order espresso from Blue Bottle Coffee.

Bring your out-of-town guests for a Saturday stroll and indulge your sweet tooth with an assortment of dreamy desserts from L’Arte del Gelato, La Newyorkina, Melt Bakery, and People’s Pops. The health conscious will love artisanal frozen treats—boasting ingredients like Mexican chocolate and avocado—by La Newyorkina and People’s Pops gourmet shave ice created with locally grown fruits. Melt Bakery’s Red Velvet Meltcakes and L’Arte del Gelato artisanal Stracciatella will satisfy the more hedonistic.

Date night? Stop by Terroir at The Porch for a glass of wine or beer and cozy up to your loved one as you watch the sun set over the Hudson River. Or make a meal out of it and choose from a selection of Panini, salads, and desserts.

The High Line’s food vendors will be open daily between Little West 12th and West 18th Streets. Sign up for the High Line E-News, or follow @highlinenyc on Twitter to get special deals and news from the vendors.

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