The new food hall set for Washington Heights finally has an opening date and a vendor line-up. North End Food Hall, located at 4300 Broadway at West 183rd Street, is now set to open in March, filling 6,000-square-feet with a slew of vendors including a stall from UWS hit Jin Ramen.
It’s the first food hall for the neighborhood, and real estate experts in the area are already pointing to it as a “harbinger of retail transformation” for the area, one of several signs pointing to commercial growth. The space will seat up to 120 people.
A location of Harlem Public, a popular pub further north, will center the room, with 25 seats and lots of TVs for sports. But food-wise, the most promising stalls are Dashi Ramen and Salt and Bone Smokehouse.
Dashi will come from the team behind Jin Ramen, which has locations on the UWS and West Harlem. Jin is known for its tonkotsu ramen, and is considered a gem of the area. It’s one of the top ramen spots in NYC, particularly for spicy renditions of ramen heated up with chile oil and black garlic.
The hall will also be home to Texas-style barbecue spot Salt and Bone Smokehouse, a project from the Bareburger team that previously had a location in Astoria. It closed in October and became a space only for deliveries, serving the barbecue, Bareburger burgers, and vegan food. But when it opened last year, critic Robert Sietsema deemed the brisket “fantastic,” saying that a dark crust and pink smoke ring made it a worthy contender in the city’s barbecue scene. This will be the only public outpost for Salt and Bone, now.
Elsewhere in the food hall, Bareburger will have its own outpost with burgers and vegetarian items like the Impossible Burger. And Mexican food restaurateur Julian Medina’s La Chula will be there with Mexican street food.
Company Sugar Hill Capital Partners is still working on North End Food Hall’s construction, and more vendors will likely be announced later, including a coffee vendor. Stay tuned for more.