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NYC dining pop-ups to know: Sabbia, Surf Shack, Bocadillo Bar and more

Spring brings with it a slew of pop-up dining experiences in the city. From Italian seaside inspiration to the return of an annual outdoor market, here’s where to eat this season and into the summer.

Seaside vibes: Sabbia at Eataly Flatiron

Sabbia
Photo Credit: Tanya Maithai

You know summer’s close when Eataly’s rooftop restaurant has morphed into an Italian seaside pop-up. New this time around, find a large rosé menu (more than 50 wines) and frozen cocktails like frosé and frozen Negroni, as well as a bruschetta bar and softshell crabs. Grab some shade at one of the cabanas and feel like you’re on the Italian coast. Now throughout the summer; 200 Fifth Ave., 212-937-8910, eataly.com

Beach vibes: Surf Shack at the Arlo SoHo

Surf Shack
Photo Credit: Katie June Burton

Goodstory, the seasonal bar atop the Arlo SoHo hotel, is ready for the summer. For the warmer months, the bar is bringing beach vibes with the pop-up Surf Shack, complete with an outdoor grill, frozen cocktails, an oyster and rosé station, summer fare such as carnitas tacos and a burger with avocado and baja sauce (pictured), and even blow-up kiddie pools. Now throughout the summer; 231 Hudson St., 212-342-7000, arlohotels.com

Sandwich vibes: ocadillo Bar at Amada

Amada pop-up
Photo Credit: Katie June Burton

There’s a new spot for lunch downtown. Jose Garces’ Brookfield Place restaurant recently launched a casual sandwich pop-up adjacent to Amada. During the day, nine different Spanish-inspired sandwiches are offered. At night, the space transforms into a wine bar, with rare Spanish wines accompanied by tapas, charcuterie, cheese and small sandwiches. Now throughout the summer; 250 Vesey St., 212-542-8947, amadarestaurant.com

Park vibes: Mad. Sq. Eats

Roberta's Pizza at Mad. Sq. Eats
Photo Credit: Erin Kestenbaum

The latest popup from the Urbanspace team will set up in Worth Square, next to Madison Square Park, with 25 dining options. New vendors at the annual market include Make Sandwich, Coney Shack and kBBQ by Korilla, alongside veterans Melt Bakery and Roberta’s (pictured). May 13-June 9 daily; Fifth Avenue between 25th and 26th streets, urbanspacenyc.com/mad-sq-eats

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