Danish celebrity chef/cookbook author Claus Meyer quietly debuted his ambitious food hall inside Grand Central Terminal's Vanderbilt Hall this week. The Great Northern Food Hall has five pavilions specializing in different dishes and drinks. You can get open-faced sandwiches, sweet pastries, coffee, and cocktails at this mini food court. Soon, a grain bar and a vegetable-focused stall will make their debuts. One of the pavilions will serve ymer, a creamy, whey-less milk product that Meyer says makes you feel like "you are being caressed." According to a rep, the official grand opening is on Monday, but it was open during the second half of this week and will be open this weekend.
Earlier this year, Meyer and Icelandic chef Gunnar Gíslason opened their fine dining-focused Agern in Grand Central Terminal. Claus also launched a grab-and-go cafe and hot dog stand near the southwest entrance to GCT. In the future, he plans to open a culinary school/restaurant in Brownsville.
Take a look around Great Northern below, and if you happen to stop by next week, let us know what you think.