Confectionery counter, Harrods Food Hall, London
Eliseevsky Gastronom, Moscow

A food hall in the United Kingdom is "a large section of a department store, where food and drinks are sold".[1] Unlike food courts made up of fast food chains, food halls typically mix local artisan restaurants, butcher shops and other food-oriented boutiques under one roof.[2] Food halls can also be unconnected to department stores and operate independently, often in a separate building.

The term "food hall" in the British sense is increasingly used in the United States.[3][4][5] In some Asia-Pacific countries, "food hall" is equivalent to a North American "food court", or the terms are used interchangeably. A food court means a place where the fast food chain outlets are located in a shopping mall.[6]

A gourmet food hall may also exist in the form of what is nominally a public market or a modern market hall, for example in Stockholm's Östermalm Saluhall[7] or Mexico City's Mercado Roma.

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  2. ^ Gose, Joe (September 12, 2017). "The Food Court Matures Into the Food Hall". The New York Times.
  3. ^ "Anthony Bourdain's Food Hall Will Have 40 to 50 Vendors", March 24, 2014, Greg Morabito, Eater NY
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  5. ^ a b Plaza Food Hall website
  6. ^ "Food court", Oxford Dictionaries
  7. ^ a b Time Out Stockholm, p. 77
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  10. ^ a b c "World's best department store food halls", Frommers web site
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  12. ^ a b c d Matt Duckor, May 30, 2013" best food halls in America", Bon Appétit
  13. ^ Frommer's London, p.224
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  15. ^ "Platea Madrid, el nuevo ‘food hall’ de España", Animal Gourmet, 2014-06-14
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  17. ^ "Go to Mexico, Shop in Liverpool", JHP Design Archived 2014-08-14 at the Wayback Machine
  18. ^ Financial Express: Popular concept of a food hall comes to India with AnnaMaya [3]
  19. ^ "About Chelsea Market", Chelsea Market website
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  21. ^ "Anaheim Packing House", Los Angeles Times, 2014-05-29
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  23. ^ Paris, by Stephen Fallon, p.259
  24. ^ "Paris", Fodor's
  25. ^ "Jamestown’s Michael Phillips on Ponce City Market", ATL Food Chatter (Atlanta magazine blog), July 18, 2011 Archived March 26, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
  26. ^ ["Gourmet Food Halls sprouting up in Seoul",]
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  29. ^ Ultimate Food Journeys: The World's Best Dishes and Where to Eat Them, p.247