First Look: Quadruple-Stacked Burgers, Mac ‘n’ Cheese Sandwiches, and Sneakers at Daps Feltman Mart

Streetwear meets comfort food at a destination-worthy new shop in Armonk, NY.

  • Photos by Liz Barclay and Magdi Fernandes.
  • Believe us: This is the platonic ideal of the double burger.
  • Chili cheese fries, in a hot dog, garnished with shop-pickled jalapenos. Yessir.
  • Chili cheese fries with homemade hot sauce. WIN!
  • The magnificent Daps Feltman turkey burger.
  • Simple fries are a triumph.
  • Mac 'n' cheese meets grilled cheese.
  • House made mac 'n' cheese, made with sharp cheddar.
  • Squiggle of mustard or shoelace? The designs of Daps Feltman tee shirts reflect the double life of the store.
  • Daps Feltman's awesome shoe wall. What goes better with burgers than sneakers and sports?
  • Delicious.
  • Turkey-bacon wrapped turkey hotdog. All fried.
  • Simple glory: the naked fried hotdog.
  • Mushroom and BBQ sauce burger.
  • Stacks on stacks on stacks!
  • Daps Feltman's pool table doubles as a merchandise display area.
  • Bacon and peanut butter burger.
  • Hot dog meets mac 'n' cheese.
  • Every style of burger hits at Daps Feltman.
  • Thirsty? Have an egg cream.
  • Yes, they have salads too. Good ones.
  • And root beer floats, of course.
  • Perfection.
  • Beauty and the bun.
  • More DFM signature tee shirts.
  • Everything you want in bun: Burger, chili cheese fries, hot dog, and a few surprises. (We're talking about fresh tomatoes.)
  • DFM's brilliant hand-lettered menu.
  • Where the magic happens.
  • One dope mascot.
  • The holy trinity of brioche, burger, and egg.

The retail-restaurant hybrid has been one of the most enduring trends of the past couple years, spawning all sorts of creative mashups of food and commerce. Miss Lily’s Variety in Soho combines a Jamaican record shop, Internet radio station, juice bar, and bakery all under one roof. Spots like Vinyl Wine and the Winey Neighbor are temples to both wine and music. And Eataly is, essentially, a massive grocery story full of sit-down eateries.

None of these speak to us on the same level as Daps Feltman Mart, a brand-new hybrid shop that—perhaps for the first time—combines a streetwear boutique and all-American burger joint in one seamless package. What Chuck E. Cheese’s was to our interests as 10-year-olds, Daps Feltman is today. Sneakers and high-grade chili dogs have replaced Skee-Ball and shitty pizza. (Yeah, we haven’t grown up that much.)

What Chuck E. Cheese’s was to our interests as 10-year-olds, Daps Feltman is today.

The spot is located on the picturesque (yes, we’re happy to employ that modifier here) main street in Armonk, New York, and is a worthy pit stop for anyone making their way north from NYC. Drawing menu items from their popular NYC food truck, Feed Your Hole, the DFM team matches quality brand accounts—Nike, Homage, BBC, and more—with the quality of its food.

Behind every novelty fat-kid item (think quadruple stacked burgers and macaroni-and-cheese sandwiches) is real honest cooking with a sense of fun. Meats are ground in house. Sauces are homemade. And a passion for American vernacular dining yields an inventive menu that celebrates upgraded comfort food without a hint of pretension. Click through the gallery above to ogle the full lineup of DFM burgers, sneakers, and more.

Daps Feltman Mart, 387 Main Street, Armonk, NY (212-496-6669, facebook.com/DapsFeltman)

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