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.