The promise of the modern American food hall should be a wildly intriguing offer for anyone who loves good food and general convenience. Basically: a ton of great stuff to eat, all in one place. What could go wrong?
Unfortunately, there are so many food halls popping up around the States, it can be hard to determine which ones are worth your time, and which halls are basically a more expensive version of the Costco Food Court, with craft beer and reclaimed wood communal seating. And that just plain sucks.
So, to help you sift through the tourist traps, the garbage, and the overly commercial phonies — we compiled a list of the 17 best food hall experiences in our great nation. There are some ambitious new additions that have managed to nail the concept, along iconic stalwarts that have been in existence long before food halls were cool… or even a thing, really. These 17 entries vary in style, essence, and overall execution — but they all have one key component in common: they are all places you will certainly want to visit.
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Falls Church, Virginia
Like a few other food halls mentioned throughout the course of this piece, Eden Center is