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Food hall NYC: The place to eat, drink and mingle

No longer will one restaurant suffice. We want options.

From Eataly to Gotham West Market to Hudson Eats, the food hall is the thing in NYC now. Giant spaces, a variety of eateries and communal tables lure customers with their endless opportunities for culinary mixing and matching and social interaction.

We're into it.

The Bowery Market

The latest food hall to join the ranks
Photo Credit: Ken Moore

The latest food hall to join the ranks is the outdoor version of the food hall, The Bowery Market. This all-day, all-season market features stands from vendors including The Butcher's Daughter (juices, veggie bowls), Pulqueria (tacos and more), Alidoro (Italian specialties and sandwiches), Sushi on Jones and Champion Coffee. Bowery and Great Jones Street, thebowerymarket.com

The Pennsy

The Pennsy food hall opened in January 2016
Photo Credit: Georgia Kral

The Pennsy food hall opened in January 2016 in what many considered to be a black hole for suitable dining options: the Penn Station area. The 8,000-square-foot space is home to a bar, lots of seating and five food stalls. Check out Lobster Press from Marc Forgione; Mario by Mary, a Mario Batali and celebrity caterer and Pennsy manager Mary Giuliani joint; The Little Beet; Cinnamon Snail; and the meat purveyor Pat LaFrieda's first eatery. 2 Penn Plaza, thepennsy.nyc

Urbanspace Vanderbilt

Urbanspace Vanderbilt opened next door to Grand Central
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Urbanspace Vanderbilt opened next door to Grand Central Terminal in September, 2015. Brought to you by the team behind many outdoor food pop-ups, Vanderbilt brings together vendors like Roberta's, Maiden Lane (premium tinned seafood), Delaney Chicken, No. 7 Veggie, Hard Times Sundaes (some say the makers of the best burger in NYC) and much more. 230 Park Ave., urbanspacenyc.com

Great Northern Food Hall

Claus Meyer's renowned Danish bakery Meyers Bageri is
Photo Credit: Anders Schønnemann

Claus Meyer's renowned Danish bakery Meyers Bageri is only one part of the Great Northern Food Hall, inside Grand Central Terminal. The Nordic-themed hall was conceived of by Meyer, the founder of what is considered by many to be the best restaurant in the world, Noma in Copenhagen. Stop by for open-faced sandwiches, salads, wines, coffee and more. 42nd Street and Vanderbilt Avenue, greatnorthernfood.com

City Kitchen

This 4,000-square-foot food hall in Times Square opened
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This 4,000-square-foot food hall in Times Square opened in March, 2015. Vendors include: Luke's Lobster, Whitman's, Dough and Gabriela's Taqueria. 700 Eighth Ave., citykitchen.rownyc.com

Hudson Eats

Perhaps the food hall to rule them all
Photo Credit: Linda Rosier

Perhaps the food hall to rule them all is Hudson Eats at Brookfield Place, located downtown near the World Trade Center. It's fancy, it's beautiful and it boasts some of the city's top eateries. They include: Black Seed Bagels, Blue Ribbon Sushi, Mighty Quinn's, Num Pang Sandwich Shop, Tartinery and Umami Burger. 250 Vesey St., brookfieldplaceny.com

Gotham West Market

Gotham West is one of the food hall
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Gotham West is one of the food hall pioneers. In the Hell's Kitchen market, you can start your day with Blue Bottle Coffee, hit up Uma Temakeria for a sushi burrito lunch and get a bowl from Ivan Ramen Slurp Shop for dinner. Other vendors include El Colmado, Genuine Roadside and The Cannibal. 600 11th Ave., gothamwestmarket.com

Gansevoort Market

The Gansevoort Market in the Meatpacking District has
Photo Credit: Aaron Zebrook

The Gansevoort Market in the Meatpacking District has tables for eating the foods from its many vendors including Dana's Bakery, Bangkok Bar, The Meatball Guys and Luzzo's pizza. 353 W. 14th St., gansmarket.com

Eataly

Eataly first opened in 2010 and is different
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Eataly first opened in 2010 and is different from other food halls in the city because, in addition to coffee bars and restaurants, they also stock groceries, produce, cheese, meat, fish and bread. And all the eateries are run by Eataly as opposed to other small food businesses operating within the confines of the Mario Batali empire. Eataly also operates a rooftop beer garden, Birreria, that can be enjoyed during all the seasons. 200 Fifth Ave., eataly.com

Berg'n

When Berg'n opened in Crown Heights in 2014
Photo Credit: Polly Higgins

When Berg'n opened in Crown Heights in 2014 there was nothing remotely like it in the neighborhood. Boasting a huge bar, communal tables and food from vendors including Mighty Quinn's, Ramen Burger, Asia Dog and others, it quickly became a local go-to spot. The food vendors change constantly (the only one that's stayed is Mighty Quinn's) and it's open all day, with coffee and Dough donuts in the morning and alcohol in the afternoon and evening. The team behind Smorgasburg and the Brooklyn Flea are also responsible for Berg'n. 899 Bergen St., bergn.com

Plaza Food Hall

In the basement of this historic Plaza Hotel
Photo Credit: Plaza Food Hall via Facebook

In the basement of this historic Plaza Hotel lies one of New York's best-kept secrets, open since 2012. Modeled after European food halls, this massive 30,000-plus-square-foot subterranean space includes vendors like Luke's Lobster, No. 7 Sub, Pain D'Avignon, Vive la Crepe, Piada, Tartinery and many more great lunch spots. Indoor seating is ample or take your lunch right across the street to Central Park.Plaza Hotel, Fifth Ave and Central Park South, Plaza Food Hall

Bourdain Market

COMING SOON The chef, writer, traveler and TV
Photo Credit: AnthonyBourdain via Facebook

COMING SOON

The chef, writer, traveler and TV star will soon become a restauranteur, with Bourdain Market slated to open in 2019. It will represent Bourdain's world travels, inspired in format by Singaporean hawker markets and serving diverse global cuisine. Details are scarce, but the location will be Pier 57, at 16th Street and the Hudson River.

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