Tuesday, July 29, 2014


Combining communal dining space and artisan grocery shopping has caught fire in New York City in the past few years. Since the opening of Todd English's upscale food court at the Plaza Hotel this style of dining and shopping has become a fast growing trend. Here's 5 must-visit food halls in NYC.

Hudson Eats opened in June 2014 and is an upscale dining terrace overlooking the Hudson River featuring 14 fast-casual eateries. Vendors include, but are not limited to Black Seed Bagels, Mighty Quinn's BBQ, Umami Burger, Little Muenster and their creative grilled cheese sandwiches, Dos Toros burritos, Num Pang Cambodian sandwiches, Tartinery open-faced tartines, Chop't salads, Dig Inn seasonal health food, Sprinkles cupcakes and Blue Ribbon Sushi. Great place to get something to eat when visiting the 9/11 Memorial and Museum or the Battery Park.

Monday-Friday 7am-9pm Saturday 10am-9pm Sunday 11am-7 pm
Brookfield Place, 200 Vesey St.

Eataly is a massive Italian food hall with over 700 employees offering imported groceries and multiple eateries, each with its own focus. The marketplace, located near the Flatiron building in Manhattan, is a unique combination of sandwich stands, market-style stalls and full-fledged restaurants. Many products made on the premises are both for sale to the public and used to supply the restaurants on site. Grab a quick sandwich, buy some handmade pasta for dinner, or host a dinner party for friends in one of the eateries here. Eataly has it all.

Monday-Sunday 10am-11pm (Caffe Lavazza opens at 8am for coffee & pastries)
200 Fifth Avenue (at 23rd Street)
Chelsea Market is an enclosed urban food court and shopping mall located in the Chelsea neighborhood. It has become in just fifteen years one of the greatest indoor food halls of the world, with more than thirty-five vendors purveying everything from soup to nuts, wine to coffee, cheese to cheesecake and also features multiple restaurants, bakeries and unique gift stores. Good option to come to when visiting Highline Park and the West Village area.

Monday - Saturday: 7am-9pm, Sunday: 8am-8pm  
75 9th Avenue (Between 15th and 16 Streets),

Gotham West Market features eight premier, artisanal food purveyors, serving fish tacos, pulled-pork sandwiches, burgers, hot dogs with Chinese mustard and tripe chili, and tapas. The Brooklyn Kitchen has a retail store and demo space where chefs and cookbook authors will teach classes and make public appearances; Blue Bottle is serving New Orleans–style iced coffee; and noodle master Ivan Orkin has opened his first restaurant outside of Japan, Ivan Ramen Slurp Shop. This would be a great place to get something to eat before or after your sightseeing cruise that leaves from 42nd St. and 12th Avenue, or when visiting the Intrepid (46th St. and 12th Avenue).

 Monday-Sunday 7am-11pm
600 11th Avenue (between 44th and 45th)

The Plaza Food Hall is located at the concourse level of the Plaza Hotel, and it gets its' influence from European food halls not typically found in the United States. It offers a diverse range of specialty foods and prepared dishes for take away or to enjoy in one of eight seating areas, including: Wine Bar, Cheese & Charcuterie Station, Sushi Bar, Burger Bar & Rotisserie, Asian Noodle and Dumpling Bar, Pasta Bar, Brick Oven Pizza, and a Fish and Seafood Grill. 

Monday-Saturday 8:00am-9:30pm Sunday 11:00am-6:00pm
 Fifth Avenue at Central Park South