28 Best Food Halls Across the United States
Food halls have butcher shops, cheesemongers, chocolatiers, farmers markets and even amazing restaurants—all under one roof!
Food halls are bustling marketplaces that host dozens of vendors, specialty food producers and craft brewers together in one place, often in combination with farmers markets. Whether in modern open-air venues or historic buildings, food halls offer fresh and exciting alternatives to expensive restaurants or fast food.
There are more than 100 food halls across the country–and more are opening every month. Here’s a look at our top 28!
Chelsea Market (New York, NY)
Chelsea Market, “one of the greatest indoor food halls in the world,” is situated in the meat-packing district of Manhattan. The vendors include a cheesemonger, bakers, lunch stands, cafés and an oyster bar. (Think they have Oysters Rockefeller?) By the way, Food Network’s Iron Chef America has filmed episodes in Chelsea Market.
Pike Place Market (Seattle, WA)
The fishmongers at Pike Place Market are famous for their fish tossing entertainment, but you’ll find more than fish here. This huge and world-famous market hosts hundreds of farmers, butchers, flower vendors, artisans, bistros and take-out counters. It is the mecca for people who love food!
Reading Terminal Market (Philadelphia, PA)
Operating since 1893, the Reading Terminal Market is one of the country’s oldest. In the historic railway building you can find produce, meat, cheeses, wine, fresh cut flowers and food vendors selling deli sandwiches, donuts, crepes, candy and authentic Italian sandwiches and cheesesteaks. (Philly isn’t the only city with an iconic sandwich—here are the others.)
Legacy Food Hall (Plano, TX)
A newcomer to the scene, Legacy Food Hall opened in 2017 but is already creating quite a buzz. This space brings together dozens of artisanal food stalls run by local chefs and restaurateurs, a brewery and a huge outdoor patio for concerts and shows.
Faneuil Hall (Boston, MA)
With more than 100 restaurants, pubs, cafés and a huge array of pushcart food vendors, Faneuil Hall is the largest food hall in the U.S. The dining options and rich history, combined with retail shops and events in the marketplace like games, classes and kids’ activities, make it a terrific family destination.
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Grand Central Market (Los Angeles, CA)
With a mission to preserve the “cuisines and cultures of Los Angeles,” the Grand Central Market has served its community since 1917. It brings together vendors selling everything from Japanese cuisine to barbecue to wood-fired pizza, along with community events like concerts and game nights.
Latinicity (Chicago, IL)
Chef Richard Sandoval, who learned to cook in Mexico City by watching his grandmother, created the Latinicity Food Hall & Lounge to bring funky Latin street foods to Chicago. The hall currently has eight kitchens that turn out dishes like Peruvian-style stir fry, ceviche, authentic Mexican tacos and open-face tortas sandwiches.
Milwaukee Public Market (Milwaukee, WI)
The Milwaukee Public Market is bustling and vibrant with local food producers, including a bakery, candy shop and seafood market. Shoppers can head up to the sunlight-drenched Palm Garden on the second floor to eat. There’s also a demonstration kitchen for cooking classes and cookbook author meet-and-greets.
Ponce City Market (Atlanta, GA)
Located in an old Sears & Roebuck building, the Ponce City Market reinvigorated its neighborhood in 2014. Look for the Central Food Hall at the heart of retail shops, offices and apartments. Chefs and local purveyors offer Georgia-caught seafood, Latin-inspired dishes, mid-century cocktails and more!
Ferry Building (San Francisco, CA)
What makes the Ferry Building Marketplace unique is the Ferry Building itself, a massive, recently renovated landmark and clocktower on the sparkling San Francisco waterfront. It holds a popular public venue with farmers markets, bakers, chocolatiers, wine merchants and dozens of other delicious local food producers.
West Side Market (Cleveland, OH)
This public market is Cleveland’s oldest, dating back to 1912. The 100 stalls at West Side Market include legendary butcher shops, candymakers, cheesemongers and bakers plus food vendors like Steve’s Gyros, Crêpes de Luxe and Johnny Hotdog. You might know the building’s gorgeous interior from specials on the Food Network and Travel Channel!
Green Jeans Farmery (Albuquerque, NM)
This food hall is another relative newbie, opening in 2016. Green Jeans Farmery was constructed entirely out of shipping containers, and contains indoor and outdoor areas for its vendors and patrons. The options here include a taqueria, lots of Southwestern fare, a pizzeria and some locally-made spirits.
St. Roch Marketplace (New Orleans, LA)
The interior of St. Roch Marketplace is stunning, with high ceilings, massive columns and lots of light-filled interior space. This must-see Southern food hall has a diverse collection of food vendors, including the Daily Bird, which has savory, juicy rotisserie chickens sliced up for sandwiches and salads.
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Revival Food Hall (Chicago, IL)
Located in the center of Chicago, the Revival Food Hall is a bit different from other markets. It takes a unique approach by giving visitors the chance to eat food from the city’s most popular restaurants at food stalls. Diners can try ramen dishes from the Furious Spoon, smoked meat from Smoque BBQ and many others, all in carryout style.
Easton Public Market (Easton, PA)
Easton boasts one of the oldest farmers markets in the country, and the Easton Public Market is an extension of that. The artisanal food vendors at the market provide shoppers with delicate pastries, organic meats, imported cheeses, oils, spreads and snacks. (Yum!) They also hold events likes cooking classes and yoga brunches.
Bottling Department (San Antonio, TX)
This food hall is part of a massive public market in San Antonio known as The Pearl, which includes a farmers market, restaurants and a brewery. The Bottling Department, a building that was once part of the brewery, is where local chefs and food purveyors bring their culinary creativity to life.
Krog Street Market (Atlanta, GA)
Thanks to “Southern-grown restaurants and retailers” behind its produce stands and prepared foods, the beautiful and spacious Krog Street Market is a gathering place for the Atlanta community. Stop in to try Fred’s Meat & Bread, Gu’s Dumplings and Richard’s Southern Fried Chicken. (We’re crazy about fried chicken!)
SteelCraft (Long Beach, CA)
This outdoor eatery is another food hall made entirely of repurposed shipping containers to create a trendy communal dining space. SteelCraft brings folks together to experience massive burgers from Pigpen Delicacy, frozen treats from The Fresh Shave and drinks from Smog City Brewery.
Melrose Market (Seattle, WA)
Head over to Seattle’s downtown district for the Melrose Market. You’ll find fresh flowers, meats and produce, among many other items. When you get hungry, head to Homegrown for a restaurant that serves sustainably-sourced ingredients in their sandwiches and salads, or fresh oysters at Melrose Market’s oyster bar.
Chicago French Market (Chicago, IL)
Set up in the style of traditional European markets, the Chicago French Market operates year-round to offer the best of local farmers, artisans and specialty foods. (Use the ingredients you pick up to make a French-inspired recipe!) There are open air and indoor spaces with over 30 vendors selling gelato, sushi, kosher deli items, soups and much more.
Pizitz Food Hall (Birmingham, AL)
This market can be found in the beautiful and historic Pizitz building in downtown Birmingham. The Pizitz Food Hall has 12 food stalls plus restaurants and retail shopping, making it a fun one-stop destination for residents. The unique offerings here include soul food, craft cocktails and tasty Vietnamese Banh Mi sandwiches.
The Workshop (Charleston, SC)
This market calls itself an “exploratory food court.” At The Workshop, there are six rotating kitchens where chefs can come in to create unique concept dishes for diners to try. The current kitchens include Vietnamese food, a New York-style pizzeria and a Cuban kitchen. We’d go for a Cuban sandwich…
Eastern Market (Detroit, MI)
Eastern Market is set up as three markets with specific offerings at each market. Come on Saturdays for over 225 produce vendors, Sundays for a non-traditional market with food vendors and local artisans or Tuesdays for fresh produce, baked goods and meats. On a busy day, Eastern Market host more than 40,000 visitors.
Fareground (Austin, TX)
Fareground is a modern, communal food hall in an urban setting, and it’s only a short walk from the downtown. Six food vendors offer unusual Austin-centric concept foods like amazing tacos at Dai Due, healthy hyper-local meals at Henbit and burgers and crispy green beans at Contigo.
Midtown Global Market (Minneapolis, MN)
The Midtown Global Market used to be a Sears Roebuck & Co.–and you’ll see the building still has a vintage look. Midtown vendors sell local produce, meat and baked goods as well as prepared foods. The food is world-class and inspired by cuisine from places around the world, including Korea, Italy, Mexico, Vietnam, Morocco and India.