A food hall is a large standalone location or department store section where food and drinks are sold.[1]

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


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.[citation needed]

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.

List of food hallsEdit

Vanha kauppahalli, Helsinki, Finland

See alsoEdit


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  11. ^ "New Upscale Food Hall Opens in Heart of Buffalo's Theatre District". spectrumlocalnews.com.
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  19. ^ ""Go to Mexico, Shop in Liverpool", JHP Design". Archived from the original on August 14, 2014.
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  22. ^ ""About Chelsea Market", Chelsea Market website".
  23. ^ "Grand Central Market". Grand Central Terminal.
  24. ^ "New food hall Anaheim Packing House celebrates grand opening on Saturday". Los Angeles Times. May 30, 2014.
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  28. ^ ""Jamestown's Michael Phillips on Ponce City Market", ATL Food Chatter (Atlanta magazine blog), July 18, 2011". Archived from the original on March 26, 2012.
  29. ^ "Gourmet Food Halls sprouting up in Seoul". Korea Herald.
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  31. ^ "BELLAVITA". www.bellavita.com.tw.
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