Forget bland food court meals of the past. Today’s modern food halls are destinations themselves, home to chef-driven concepts, farmers markets, and other immersive experiences akin to a permanent food festival. And from Los Angeles to Washington, DC, the food hall trend keeps growing.
For a tasty sample of the food hall movement, look no further than mile-high dining hot spot Denver, home to LoDo’s historic Union Station, where a $54 million renovation in 2012 resulted in a hub of multimodal transportation shops, a hotel, and eight restaurants and bars.
At the station’s center, the Great Hall features soaring ceilings and tiled floors and serves as both work space and gathering place.