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What does Culinaly think of food halls?
usually shit. i can’t really name any place inside a food hall that is worth going to over the stand-alone restaurant version
Been to the one in Boston. Faneuil hall. Overpriced and mediocre options, a bunch of black people harassing you with fake charity bullshit while you try to eat. Nope.
Not a single water bubbler in the whole place.
Never been to one of these but that's pretty much the impression I got from OPs image
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possibly the worst post on Culinaly ever.
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I fuck HEAVY with food halls, perfect date spot to see if she can eat or not
Reading terminal is the best, man. I miss it so much. Those pork sandwiches are god tier
reading terminal's soul is unmatched. if ponce city market in Atlanta wasn't outrageously fucking expensive, it would be my favorite
I’ve been to Atlanta to visit friends so many times I’m surprised I’ve never heard of that spot, although my friends have shit food taste and think Cracker Barrel is good
if you ever go back, picrel is also good despite it looking completely soulless. very affordable too.
oh nice, I was sitting on that porch last year having a croissant and reading a book
I do miss having another person as an excuse to order more stuff with, but I like that I can grab my food and sit alone at a food hall too.
I miss the Lexington market in Baltimore.
Did it close down or did you move away? Or did you just stop buying so much heroin. Spent a bunch of time in Baltimore, I used to go to the hipster food hall in Mt. Vernon
Much of the building has been demolished and the deli vendor I liked closed down. I also live half a dozen states away from Maryland and only visited to see a sibling who was attending college.
I walk through the dekalk market hall once a week just to get to trader joe's to buy some cheap shit and two dozen bananas for the week
they seem to have all disappeared where i'm from. but from what i remember of the last time i was at one was mostly empty, mostly asian or middle eastern you can get anywhere, and overpriced
>it's like a food court but with heckin local restaurants! Like a permanent food truck festival!
I'm impressed by your inability to speak your mind.
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Grand central market is pretty cool
yeah, it rules
Now that I think about it I've only ever gone down there to take a shits after getting off the train
So its just a mall food court without the actual purpose of being a mall
Thats why you go to food halls at markets. Usually everything is fresh.
The food halls in Denver are closing, being sold and redeveloped, etc. They're unsustainable.
The David Jones Food Hall in Sydney is pretty good. Yes, it's expensive, and yes it's in Sydney so it's clusterfuken most of the time, but the food is top notch and the imports in the grocery sections are amazing shit. For absolutely years it was the only place in Sydney you could buy stuff like Frank's hot sauce, and just tons of great cheeses and preserves and fancy things from Yurop and the Americas.
Covid™ nearly kilt it but they did a refurb and successfully reopened. They have one at Bondi Junction and down in Melbourne too. Only thing that cheesed me off was they shut down the oyster bar which fucking sucks. But man you can get some amazing pies and cakes and pasta and stuff. I'd go there more often if I didn't have to tolerate chaotic amounts of people everywhere.
In recent years they also opened one called Hispanice Alley near Central, which is basically all Asian places, and it's overall not good and of course the service is absolutely terrible. There are 2-3 proper restaurants in the precinct which do look good but I haven't tried them, I only ever just popped in for some quick dumperringh or a plate of stir fry noodles that always looks like a shovel load of kitchen trash.
what about those ones like a cafeteria where you get a tray and order in line and pay when you leave
I went to one in prague and it's comfy not to deal with wagie servers during the consumption
There was one in Boston called Marché Mövenpick which closed years ago but it was great. All the different stalls were above average and there was plenty of grab & go items along the way as well. From what I recall you just got a paper slip and they just stamped it everywhere you stopped to grab something. The price really fucking gets out of control if you aren't paying attention though
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I like my food halls with no nggers.
Never been to one and the closest one to me is in DC but I'm two hours away so oh well
Me omw to St Lawrence market
Is the food actually decent or just quick cafeteria shit?
Supposedly restaurant quality while being quick service
think Mall food court with actual restaurant and not fast food
I like the idea of a place where people can try out food ideas relatively cheap vs. Renting out a restaurant. But I haven't really been impressed by any place I've eaten in one so far.
Cramped, overpriced, full of tourists, unbearably hot in summer. No thanks.
oh and if the seats and cutlery are shared between the different businesses the tables are always dirty as fuck and the cutlery gets stolen by immigrants
For me, it's Reading Terminal Market, Philadelphia
they're always full of fat people
I don't go there often because most of them are overpriced and the quality is the same as food court
Popular stores that are good at what they do are quickly moving out of the halls with high rents.
I work in a big outdoor mall with bus loads of asians coming up from nyc everyday, and as a white man I want to plant my seed in about 80% of them
From my experience? They all fucking suck. Crowded, filled with tourists to the city, nowhere, literally nowhere, to sit, almost ALWAYS you get harassed by a horde of homeless schizos the second you walk out (which is probably with your food since you have nowhere to sit), long ass lines which means you MIGHT go to one maybe two of the food spots.
Like, the food is typically good, but it's just not worth it. The experience is shit.
I have very memorable dreams that take place in halls like these. I haven't even been to very many in real life, but they obviously have made a huge impression on me.
Some examples of places that feel like this to me:
The back stalls/winding market halls of pike place market
That asian mall/cafe place in southeast Paris
The arcades of Wales
The underground tunnels (with corporate food vendors) connecting the skyscrapers of downtown Seattle
My dreams that take place in halls like these often include the following motifs:
Wooden, creaky board walls and floors (but everything is bright and clean)
Irregular hallway angles
Cozy nooks and geometry
Staircase down from street level, a dirty tiled mezzanine, then further staircases down into halls lined with noodle vendors
Surprising connections between areas (such as, "Oh wow, this tunnel leads to a nook of stalls exposed on the waterfront")
Overall, a sense of longing, and excitement/discovery
>Food alley, Japan 😐
>Goyslop alley, West :O
it's a mall food court, but they call it something else
Fucking this, Fucking Hipsters and their need to rename mundane objects to make them hip and cool. Mobile homes are now tiny homes, food courts are food halls, etc.
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