The Columbus Circle Holiday Fair opened up on December 3rd so the Boyfriend and I decided to pay them a visit. We’ve been going regularly for the past four years because they always offer an nice alternative to dining around the area. There’s always something new to eat every year!
This year brings some newcomers as well as some tried and trusted regulars:
- Two Tablespoons Vegustation
- Seoul Lee Korean BBQ
- Salt of the Earth
- Red Basil
- Arancini Bros
- German Delights Bratwursts
- Hong Kong Street Cart
- Mighty Balls
- Mrs. Dorsey’s Kitchen
- Macaron Parlour
- Wafels & Dinges
- Mmm Enfes
Red Basil, a regular, serves up delicious Thai food and I’m always drinking 2-3 of their Thai Iced Teas ($2.00) every time I visit the market.
German Delights, another regular, is also one of my usual stops. They have hot apple cider, hot gluwein, and delicious bratwursts.
Mrs. Dorsey’s Kitchen is also another regular who participated in the Holiday Market last year. They have a rotating menu of gourmet grilled cheese and are opening up a flagship shop in Brooklyn soon!
This time, we opted to try Seoul Lee Korean BBQ, which serves up Korean themed burritos, tacos and rice bowls. I had their rice, shortrib, and egg taco, which was absolutely divine ($4.00). It looks like it would be messy but it’s actually not. It also looks tiny but it’s really pretty filling. The spicy mayo drizzled on top gives the taco a slight heat, which is great for mild-spice eaters like myself.
We also tried three balls from Mighty Balls. I’ve had their meatball sliders from the Union Square Holiday Market before but it was only one flavor. We found out that if you get their three balls option, you can get three different meatballs in three different sauces ($7.50). We went for the turkey meatball in cranberry horseradish, beef meatball in brown sauce and pork meatball in sweet & spicy sauce. My favorite was the brown sauce but the Boyfriend thought the cranberry was the best.
With so many more food options this year, I’m definitely going to be back to try out some of the other vendors. Perhaps I’ll go for Hong Kong Street Cart next time!