These new foodie meccas popped up across the country in 2021, with globally-inspired flavors and irresistibly unique eats.
Eating at just one restaurant: So 2020. The future of food is a whole lifestyle experience–lots of culinary choices in one place, a focus on local, independently-owned and artisanal, with entertainment and late hours (sometimes until 1 a.m.). It may seem ironic that so many food halls opened in the past year, from the west and east coasts to the heartland, with over 190 are still in development, according to Cushman & Wakefield, a global real estate firm. But they’re a welcome relief to the recent demand to eat among (gasp) fellow humans. Here are the nation’s top ten new food halls.