Meet 50+ Chefs at Harvest in the Square

The Annual Food & Wine Festival Hosts Top Chefs from Union Square Eateries

The Union Square Cafe team including Pastry Chef Daniel Alvarez and Head Baker Justin Rosengarten at the 21st Annual Harvest in the Square.

Union Square is a hot place to spot your favorite chef. Weekly, you’ll spy a white chef’s jacket at the Union Square Greenmarket, only to confirm on Instagram later it was Chef Meir Adoni from Nur or Dominique Ansel among many others.

Get to know these masters of the culinary art at Harvest in the Square on September 14th: More than 50 local chefs will serve their signature dishes to fundraise for the Union Square Partnership’s work in the neighborhood.

Gadi Peleg of Breads Bakery and Nur is the 2017 Harvest in the Square Restaurant Chair.

Each year USP honors one neighborhood partner with the title of Restaurant Chair, and we’re thrilled to partner with Gadi Peleg for the 22nd Annual Event. Peleg opened Breads Bakery in 2013, where it has been a Union Square staple ever since. Earlier this summer we welcomed Nur, his collaboration with Israel’s Chef Meir Adoni, featuring middle eastern cuisine like you’ve never tasted before.

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“Nur was opened in Union Square for many of the same reasons I selected the area when opening Breads Bakery,” said Peleg. “The neighborhood is the epicenter of the New York culinary scene, and the Greenmarket serves as the district’s heart and soul. We are thrilled to add Nur to the culinary landscape of this unique neighborhood and strive to be part of this exciting scene for years to come.” Meet both Peleg and Adoni at Harvest in the Square on September 14th.

Chef Dimitri from Cava Grill (Photo: @chefdcava on Instagram)

Joining us at Harvest for his second year is Chef Dimitri Moshovitis, the executive chef and founder of CAVA Grill, the DC-Based Mediterranean restaurant that is taking Manhattan’s fast-casual scene by storm (after its Union Square opening last summer, CAVA has expanded with two more locations with more on the way).

“Union Square is an important and historic intersection where people from all backgrounds come together and the roots of food are shared through the seminal Greenmarket,” said CAVA Grill C.E.O. Brett Schulman. “It has been the ideal place for us to introduce the culinary force of CAVA to Manhattan.”

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Under the big tent you’ll find neighborhood staples alongside newcomers serving together and showcasing the breadth of Union Square’s dining scene. This year’s lineup includes fine dining institutions Union Square Cafe, craft, BLT Prime, Tocqueville, and Fusco to name a few, alongside newcomers Metropolis, Barn Joo, Ando, Pokéworks and more.

Visit our website to discover the 50+ delicious and innovative restaurants, wineries and breweries joining us this fall under the big tent on Union Square’s North Plaza. Tickets are now on sale at

Union Square Hospitality Group’s Danny Meyer with USP Executive Director Jenn Falk and neighborhood partners at a past Harvest in the Square

Chef Yvan Bloom of Union Fare at the 21st Annual Harvest in the Square

Tocqueville’s Jo-Ann Makovitzky at the 21st Annual Harvest in the Square