The Hottest Pop-Ups in NYC Right Now

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Pop-ups have always thrived in New York City, but in recent years, their popularity has increased and they are now more important than ever to the city's eating scene.

For those in the know, the blink-and-you'll-miss-it events provide an exciting dinner and can be a sneak peek at dishes that could soon be the highlight at a popular new restaurant.

You can find everything you need to know about NYC pop-ups in the guide below. These pop-ups this week include everything from a Rick Martnez party at For a Things Good to Dept. of Culture at MoMA PS1.

Dept. of Culture at MoMA PS1

Dept. of Culture, Ayo Balogun's Bed-Stuy restaurant serving Nigerian tasting menus, will take over Mina's cafe within MoMA PS1 for a three-night dinner event.

Rick Martínez at For All Things Good

Rick Martnez, author of the cookbook Mi Cocina, will be throwing a Da de Los Muertos celebration at For All Things Good on Saturday, October 8.

Banchan by Sunny and Doshi at Ops

Ops in Bushwick will be the site of an event on Monday, October 10, hosted by the pop-up restaurants Banchan by Sunny and Doshi. There will be banchan, yuba salad with hot mustard, wood-fired galbi, and more from 6 to 10 o'clock.

Mama Lam’s at Balaboosta

On Tuesday, October 11, chef Einat Admony's Balaboosta will host a one-night event combining Malaysian and Middle Eastern cuisine in partnership with the hot sauce and curry paste company Mama Lam's.

Big Chune at Prima

At Clinton Hill's Prima, a coffee cafe that transforms into a wine bar at night, Nathanael Cox is still a resident. Cox offers mini bites with Big Chune, like Jamaican burgers, maize fritters, and oysters with finger lime and coconut milk.

Zaza Lasagna at Shelsky’s

Customers may pick up pre-orders of lasagna, eggplant parm, pasta e fagioli, and other red-sauce meals from 6 to 7:30 p.m. every Friday until December. has to be placed in advance online.

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