Global Culture & Cuisine in the Heart of Astoria

About WAM

World Market Artisan Story

Global Culture & Cuisine in the Heart of Astoria

About WAM

World Artisan Market is your all-in-one passport to some of the most authentic culinary experiences Astoria has to offer. Discover delicious food and rich cultural traditions from all around the world.

World Artisan Market
World Market Artisan Story
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A New York Home for the World’s Flavors

Our Story

WAM is a living showcase of Astoria’s thriving culinary scene—a diverse collection of restaurants with their own individual interior spaces and experiences. We’re a community that empowers each of our participating concepts to express their preferences for design, music, and food according to their customs and culture.

Located at the intersection of the Kaufman Astoria Arts District, Dutch Kills LIC, and the Sunnyside Yards, WAM takes up a half-block area on 31st street. Recently renovated to include high ceilings, open floor plans, expansive seating areas, and indoor-outdoor spaces, our environment is a place where each of our culinary concepts can feel at home and bring true authenticity to guests.

As you move from one space to the next while sampling incredible foods and beverages from around the world, take time to immerse yourself in the unique cultural traditions and experiences each restaurant offers—from live music and flamenco dancing to learning how to make your own ramen noodles and more! A world of culinary delights is at your fingertips when you visit WAM—start your journey today.

Supporting Local Restaurants & International Cultures

Our Mission & Values


WAM provides a space for culinary creators with roots all over the world. You’ll find cultures from every corner of the globe represented here—we’re committed to being as diverse as the borough we call home.


At WAM, we empower our restaurant partners to run their businesses independently. We’re not a generic food hall; we’re a gathering of unique restaurant spaces with their own distinctive atmospheres and offerings.


We choose our partners discerningly so that we can always offer you the best possible experience. Whenever you visit one of our restaurant concepts, you’ll enjoy fine food and drink from some of the top chefs in NYC—and the world.

Our Mission Statement

As a collection of authentic eateries displaying the diversity of New York City, World Artisan Market is committed to providing high-quality dining experiences with genuine cultural roots through each of our participating restaurant concepts.

Plan Your Visit

Step 1

Step 01

Explore each of our participating restaurant concepts online and learn more about the creators behind each culinary experience.

Step 2

Step 02

Book your reservation or place your order by visiting the page for your restaurant of choice.

Step 3

Step 03

If you’re visiting WAM in person, take advantage of the unique cultural experiences each restaurant offers: from live music to flamenco dancing, ramen-making classes, and more!

Step 4

Step 04

Venture further into WAM to experience our other participating concepts and discover the amazing variety of fine food and beverages they offer.


Lease With Us

Have an idea for a restaurant concept that fits with our mission? Let us know! Fill out the form below and we’ll be in touch ASAP.