After being plagued by pandemic lock-downs, supply chain nightmares, and building permit issues, chefs across the country are happily launching all kinds of new and exciting projects in 2022 involving food halls. 

All in all, food halls continue to thrive; fewer than 10% of the 248 food halls across the country closed their doors during the pandemic. Now, the remaining food halls are fully operational and are witnessing a new era of growth.

 

Anticipated 2022 Food Halls

Chefs are busy in buzzy places like Washington, D.C., Savannah, and Austin, to name a few. Eating experiences in 2022 are taking on a bit of a revitalized aura, signifying a spirit of America’s love of food and its relentless drive to keep moving forward. 

Read on to learn about some of the most popular food halls across the country in 2022 and what consumers have to look forward to from some of the very best in the nation.

 

Mother Road Market

In Tulsa, Oklahoma, Mother Road Market brings a whole new dynamic to the neighborhood. As a development of the Lobeck Taylor Family Foundation, it’s Oklahoma’s first food hall and is a vibrant space for foodies, musicians, shoppers, and artists to gather. 

There are currently 15 different restaurant concepts within Mother Road Market that serve everything from modern comfort food, ice cream, and regional street food to nostalgic roadside burgers, pizza, sushi, and even Brazilian food.

This food hall is located along historic Route 66, making it even more iconic. Mother Road Market is housed in a transformed brick warehouse building erected during the 1930s and is not only a game-changer for the neighborhood but also a kick-starter for many Tulsa food businesses.

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Brookfield Place

Nestled within Battery Park in New York City is Brookfield Place, a food hall that houses no fewer than 27 different restaurants within. Specialty coffees, artisan sandwiches, fresh seafood, Cambodian-inspired fare, and so much more are all offered at Brookfield Place.

The building also houses works of art, attractions, shopping, and various events for patrons of all ages at 230 Vesey Street. This iconic and celebrated destination spans 14 acres and five buildings on the Hudson River in Manhattan. 

This year, the food hall is already being hailed as one of the city’s most experiential culinary destinations and has a full schedule of events of all kinds on tap for the year.

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The AMP

Serving as an incubator space for independent food and beverage businesses is The AMP, located in the 16 Tech Innovation District in Indianapolis, Indiana. This artisan marketplace and food hall houses over 20 spaces for retail, entertainment, food, and beverage businesses. 

Food and drink vendors range from full-service restaurants to open-air bars where consumers can order delicious fare to go or sit and dine in style.

This culinary community is housed in the former service bay of the Indianapolis Water Company. The AMP features everything from established shops to emerging brands. With food stalls, communal seating, colorful shipping containers, and ample event and community space, the AMP is the hot spot in Indy in 2022.

The food hall’s culinary artisans are offering an exquisite variety of foods this year. Consumers will find a Venezuelan arepa bar, bubble tea and bagels, seafood, sweets from bakeries, and a host of other offerings inside.

 

Food Halls in 2022

When it comes to versatility and variety, food halls can’t be beaten. Although they were popular before the pandemic, 2022 is already seeing an unprecedented rise in the number of consumers who flock to them every day of the week.

 

Symrise is always interested in sharing the inspiration and creative menu items from around the nation and globe for the food and beverage industry. To learn more about new flavor trends for meals, libations, desserts, and information on upcoming events, contact us today.

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