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Jersey City’s Hot Waterfront Lands a 13-Vendor Food Hall

There will be 13 food vendors and a bar

District Kitchen
Rendering of District Kitchen
District Kitchen [Official Photo]

A new food hall will soon bring tons of fast-casual dining options ranging from Neapolitan pizza to Korean street food to Jersey City’s Harborside waterfront district.

Opening March 25, District Kitchen will include 13 different food stall and a bar, all of which will fill a 12,750-square-foot space on the ground level of the Harborside Atrium at 210 Hudson St. It’s a plentiful addition to Harborside, the 4.3 million-square-foot network of offices, apartments, shops, and restaurants along New Jersey’s waterfront.

The 230-seat food hall will have an outpost of Pizza Vita, a restaurant helmed by chef Adele DiBiase that will serve Neapolitan-style wood-fired pizzas cooked in 90 seconds. Meanwhile, Canteen To Go will act as an extension of sit-down restaurant Canteen Desi Dhaba, where the menu focuses on Mughlai Indian cuisine. The roster also includes a food truck known for its crab rolls and popular family-owned burger restaurant Left Bank.

The bar will serve beer, wine, and cocktails. See a full list of vendors below.

Inside, the decor will lean industrial, which is supposed to be an ode to the “food mart” days, a news release states. District Kitchen is backed by Mack-Cali Realty Corp., the New Jersey real estate titan that owns the building in which the food is housed in, and the same company that’s leading the larger Harborside redevelopment.

While Jersey City dining has long been on the rise, much of the development has been focused on the Downtown area. The waterfront is home to more offices than homes, so restaurant development has been slower in that area, making this addition a rather significant one.

The food hall is meant to complement restaurants like chef Leah Cohen’s Piggyback Bar and outdoor waterfront biergarten Lutze on the Jersey City waterfront. It seems geared toward a daily work crowd; it’s open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays only.

Food Hall Vendors

Modcup: A Jersey City-based cafe specializing in naturally processed coffee.

Pizza Vita: Chef Adele DiBiase is behind this pizza stall inspired by traditional pizzerias of Naples. Here, the Neopolitan-style wood-fired pizzas will be cooked in 90 seconds.

Left Bank Burger: A family-owned craft burger restaurant.

Kimchi Grill: Korean-inspired street food stall selling wings, fries, dumplings, and tacos, in which everything is topped with fresh or sautéed kimchi.

Salt + Seed: Vegetarian vendor selling salads, sandwiches, desserts, and vegan dishes.

Little Sushi Shop: Grab-and-go sushi counter with soups and salads also on deck.

Canteen To Go: An extension of the Jersey City sit-down restaurant Canteen Desi Dhaba, whose menu focuses on Mughlai Indian cuisine.

Angry Archie’s: A food truck known for its jumbo crab meat roll.

Ani Ramen: A ramen house with a menu including ramen bowls, donburi bowls, bao buns, and other Japanese-inspired small plates.

The Belgian Plate by Waffle It & Co.: A bakery specializing in made-to-order Belgian waffles and crepes, plus other cafe fare like soups, salads, and sandwiches.

Baonanas: A dessert shop that specializes in banana pudding flavors like matcha, French toast, and Nutella-walnut.

Tidal Poke: Hawaiian-inspired poke spot.

Enfes: A Jersey City pop-up restaurant that serves Mediterranean and Turkish hand-rolled pastries and street snacks.

District Kitchen

210 Hudson St., Jersey City, NJ