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A Guide to NYC's Food Halls

Mapping the city’s food hall explosion

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The last few years have seen a rash of new food halls spreading across New York City, rapidly multiplying the affordable fast-casual options in the area. But more doesn’t always equal better, so follow this guide to the best of the food hall options nearby at any given time.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. TurnStyle

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Columbus Circle
New York, NY
(774) 262-6095

The deal: This subterranean hall, connected to the Columbus Circle subway station, opened in April 2016 and has more than 30 vendors such as Doughnuttery, Pressed Juicery, and Arepa Factory. It’s now managed by Urbanspace.

The order: One of Eater critic Ryan Sutton’s favorite restaurants resides within — Bolivian Llama Party. Go for the chicken salteña, a saucy, soupy, chicken-stuffed empanada of sorts. Otherwise, Eater’s other critic Robert Sietsema also recommends the key lime tart at Georgia & Aliou’s, among other things.

Bolivian Llama Party’s chicken salteña spills out onto a plate
Bolivian Llama Party’s chicken salteña
Nick Solares

2. The Plaza Food Hall

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1 W 59th St
New York, NY
(212) 759-3000
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The deal: This opulent — there’s a living wall — 32,000-square-feet hall lies underneath the Plaza Hotel, offering high-end options like $300 caviar all the way on down to $8 dumplings. Vendors include an Epicerie Boulud offshoot, Lady M, No. 7 Sub, and more, and they’re all handily listed on the website with menus.

The order: Go for Chi Noodle Bar’s pho, a tomato quiche with a side salad from Pain D’Avignon, or some Lady M crepe cake.

The Plaza Food Hall Robert Sietsema

3. Gotham West Market

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600 11th Ave
New York, NY
(212) 496-2100
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The deal: Gotham West Market breezed onto the scene in late 2013, bringing some big-name chefs like Ivan Orkin and Seamus Mullen to super west Hell’s Kitchen. There’s been some changeover since it first opened, like with Brooklyn Kitchen’s closure and some new high-profile pizza from Orkin.

The order: Sidle up to El Colmado’s bar for some jamon and tomato garlic bread, down ramen at Ivan Orkin Slurp Shop, or try some of his square-sliced, airy pizza.

Gotham West Market Robert Sietsema

4. Queens Crossing

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136-17 39th Ave
Flushing, NY
(718) 713-0880
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The deal: Up on the second floor of Queens Crossing mall lies a recently-renovated food hall, with at least nine vendors in 10,000 square feet of space. Owners tried to include options beyond the myriad noodle and dumpling shops nearby to diversify, so vendors include shabu shabu, boba tea, poke, tofu, and more.

The order: Grab a Japanese curry plate from Curry Bo, washed down with Taiwanese chain Happy Lemon’s salty cheese bubble tea.

5. New World Mall Food Court

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136-20 Roosevelt Ave
Flushing, NY
(718) 353-7327
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The deal: New World Mall is the Flushing food court you most hear about, with its 28 vendors ranging from Sichuan to Korean. Head to the basement of this mall to find the goods.

The order: Burn your mouth in the best way with dry pot at LaoMa Mala Tang, or try the massive Cheers Cut fried chicken.

6. City Kitchen

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700 8th Ave
New York, NY

The deal: Especially ideal for some quick pre-theater dining, City Kitchen is just off the lobby of the Row NYC Hotel. It can get mobbed with tourists, so prepare for lines.

The order: Opt for Ippudo offshoot Kuro-Obi’s shiro classic Tokyo-style ramen, Whitmans’ upstate cheeseburger with fries, or Dough’s dulce de leche doughnut.

Ramen from Kuro-Obi
Ramen from Kuro-Obi
Robert Sietsema

7. Golden Shopping Mall

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41-28 Main St
Flushing, NY

The deal: This no-frills, tight food court is the home of the original Xi’an Famous Foods. There’s not much seating, but it’s also less crowded.

The order: You can never go wrong with some of Xi’an’s hand-pulled noodles or all the dumplings at Tianjin Dumpling House.

8. Urbanspace at 570 Lex

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General Electric Building, 570 Lexington Ave
New York, NY 10022
(917) 388-9564
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The deal: Urbanspace at 570 Lex is the newest food hall from the Urbanspace team — this time much more organized and with plenty of seating. Standout offerings include food hall standby Roberta’s Pizza, Israeli pita peddler Taïm, and Bobwhite’s fried chicken. 

The order: Go for an Italian sandwich from Trappizzino, Israeli breakfast at Taïm, a fried chicken sandwich from Bobwhite, pizza from Roberta’s, or a slightly healthier avocado smash from Little Collins, Sietsema says.

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9. Urbanspace Vanderbilt

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230 Park Avenue
New York, NY
(212) 529-9262
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The deal: Urbanspace has quickly become a major player in the food hall space, starting with this Vanderbilt location that has quickly spawned a second space, and the recent management takeover of TurnStyle. Vanderbilt remains popular, despite the frequent cycling of vendors, with its ample seating and 21 vendors.

The order: Popular hipster Bushwick pizzeria Roberta’s brings its pizza over the East River. Go for the Axl Rosenberg, with hot soppressata, mushrooms, garlic, and jalapeños. Finish with one of Ovenly’s pastries.

Urbanspace Vanderbilt Nick Solares

10. Whole Foods Market Bryant Park

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1095 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY
(917) 728-5700
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The deal: Whole Foods has been getting into the food hall game, and the Bryant Park location is the most developed (there’s also one in Williamsburg). There’s a Frankies Spuntino here, the popular, affordable Brooklyn and West Village red sauce joint. Grocery sushi gets an upgrade at Kano by Genji Sushi, where there’s omakase, and Daniel Boulud even consulted on a raw bar inside.

The food: Score some Frankies, or head to Boulud-endorsed Harbor Bar raw bar from some fish and wine.

Frankies Spuntino at Whole Foods Patty Diez

11. Great Northern Food Hall

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89 E 42nd St
New York, NY
(646) 568-4020
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The deal: This mini market inside Grand Central Terminal’s Vanderbilt Hall is the brainchild of Danish celebrity chef and Noma co-founder Claus Meyer, and as such is filled with Nordic foods like smørrebrød, grain bowls, and ymer (a creamy, whey-less milk product).

The order: After Sietsema made a visit, he scoped out the best eats to be mostly from the Bageri counter, including a hot pastrami sandwich with bitter greens, mushroom mayonnaise, and crisp shallots; a sea buckthorn meringue tart with orange berries; and a slice of potato pizza (sold by weight) that “didn’t seem very Danish, but was good nonetheless.”

Great Northern Food Hall Nick Solares

12. The Pennsy

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2 Pennsylvania Plaza
New York, NY
(917) 475-1830
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The deal: Surprise, there’s a colorful food hall above Penn Station. Commuters stuck waiting for a train can head upstairs for food from Pat LaFrieda, Little Beet, and more.

The order: If you’re a vegan, Cinnamon Snail and its offbeat sandwiches will be a haven for you. But if meat’s your jam, then Pat LaFrieda’s steak sandwich is king.

A shot of food hall the Pennsy, with tables with yellow chairs and various stalls Nick Solares

13. Chelsea Market

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75 9th Ave
New York, NY
(212) 243-6005
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The deal: This queen bee of food halls is undoubtedly a New York essential at this point, recently celebrating its 20th anniversary as a trailblazer in the category. It has some of the best options for a food hall, though downsides include heavy tourist crowds and extremely limited seating.

The order: There are so many ways to explore this one right, like with some Dizengoff hummus, Very Fresh Noodle’s tingly cumin lamb soup, a mortadella dog from Dickson's Farmstand Meats, or a pita from Israeli newcomer Miznon. But if you had just one choice, Los Tacos No. 1 would be the answer.

Chelsea Market Stefanie Tuder

14. Gansevoort Market

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353 W 14th St
New York, NY

The deal: Gansevoort Market is constantly changing up its vendors, but latest entrants include ceviche, cookies, burgers, and tacos.

The order: Williamsburg Thai restaurant Thaimee has an outpost here; get the khao krieb pak mor (Thai dumplings).

People walk in front of an open-air food hall, whose green awning reads Gansevoort Market Robert Sietsema

15. Union Fare

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5 E 17th St
New York, NY
(212) 633-6003
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The deal: This somewhat unimpressive, single-operator food court dedicates each of its stands to a different food group — burgers, tacos, poke, pizza, salads, et cetera. Plus, as a nod to its Barnes & Noble roots, a literary-themed cocktail lounge recently opened downstairs.

The order: Poke is the most popular order here, with the “Wipeout” offering contrasting textures from the soft tuna and crunchy Chinese fried noodles.

Wipeout poke
Wipeout poke
Robert Sietsema

16. The Bowery Market

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348 Bowery
New York, NY

The deal: This a former auto-body shop turned outdoor market, opened with just five stalls in summer 2016. There are only three now: fruit, gelato, and sushi.

The order: If you’re lucky, snag a seat at popular omakase stand Sushi on Jones for a $58, 30-minute, 12-piece feast.

Sushi on Jones
Sushi On Jones
Kat Odell

17. Essex Street Market

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120 Essex St
New York, NY
(212) 312-3603
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The deal: One of the city’s oldest food halls will soon have a shiny, new home just across the street. For now, it can be kind of drab especially compared to the growing options, and there’s no real seating to speak of, but there is great food to be found inside.

The order: Sit down at the local gem that is Shopsins for a wild, diner-esque meal, and then stop for some Saxelby’s cheese on your way out.

18. Canal Street Market

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265 Canal St
New York, NY

The deal: This food hall takes its cues from its Chinatown location, with several Asian vendors inside — including a new fast-casual restaurant from Chinatown heavy-hitter Nom Wah Tea Parlor and Ippudo spin-off Kuro-Obi.

The order: Izakaya Samurice has been the runaway hit here, particularly its miso soup and Japanese curry rice. If it’s Nom Wah you crave, head to the original instead of this spin-off. Don’t walk out without some boba from San Francisco import Boba Guys.

Canal Street Market Maggie Shannon

19. North 3rd Street Market

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103 N 3rd St
Brooklyn, NY 11249

The deal: The North 3rd St Market, New York’s newest food hall, is now home to more than 20 food and retail vendors — including Mexican sweet shop La Newyorkina, Bien Cuit Bakery, and famed Di Fara Pizza. 

The order: After a taste-test through the hall, Eater critic Robert Sietsema came back with his top picks: Di Fara’s square Sicilian slice, JaJaJa’s vegan chorizo tacos, and La Newyorkina’s miniature ice cream cones.

North 3rd Street Market Photo by Alex Staniloff

20. Hudson Eats

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225 Liberty St
New York, NY
(212) 417-7000
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The deal: Manhattan’s top tier of fast-casual restaurants have come together here, with blockbusters like Mighty Quinn’s (barbecue), Black Seed Bagel (Montreal-style noshing), Dos Toros (Mexican), Parm (Italian), and Num Pang (banh mi) holding court.

The order: Pretty much anywhere, though the aforementioned vendors definitely won’t let you down.

Hudson Eats Nick Solares

21. Dekalb Market Hall

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Basement Level of City Point, 445 Albee Square W
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(929) 359-6555
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The deal: Dekalb Market Hall debuted in June 2017 with an impressive roster of vendors that includes the likes of Katz’s, Ample Hills, and Hard Times Sundae. As it goes, several stalls have already cycled through, but the ones that remain are still top-notch.

The order: Several Eater staffers highly recommend the Chinese noodles at Hana Noodle Station, the doner kebab at Kotti Berliner, and the burger at BK Jani.

Kotti Döner at Kotti Berliner Photo by Gary He

22. Gotham Market at The Ashland

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590 Fulton St
Brooklyn, NY

The deal: One of Fort Greene’s luxury apartment buildings now boasts a food hall with several dining options. There’s a full-service location of Marc Vidal’s tapas bar Boqueria, an outpost of Bolivian Llama Party, coffee shop Hungry Ghost, noodle restaurant Hey Hey Canteen, and more.

The order: Bolivian Llama Party’s soupy salteñas are a must.

Gotham Market at The Ashland Liz Barclay

23. Berg'n

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899 Bergen St
Brooklyn, NY
(718) 857-2337
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The deal: Many of Berg’n’s original stands have shuttered, but this food hall from the Smorgasburg crew still does hold it down with its go-to’s from the weekend market, such as Mighty Quinn’s and Maizey Sunday Tacos. But that’s about it, as there are only three stands, which is because the primary focus here is on beer.

The order: Take what you can get with some barbecue — the good news is it’s a great option. And, of course, have a beer or three.

24. Industry City

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220 36th St #2A
Brooklyn, NY
(718) 965-6450
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The deal: Industry City is turning Sunset Park into one of the city’s hottest dining neighborhoods. There are 24 food vendors in the sprawling space, with heavy hitters like Blue Marble Ice Cream and Burger Joint. There is also the infamous, line-inspiring all-avocado bar, Avocaderia and some $18 coffee.

The order: For the love of food, don’t go to Avocaderia. Grab a beloved Burger Joint burger instead, or the comforting homestyle Korean fare from Ejen.

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1. TurnStyle

Columbus Circle, New York, NY
Bolivian Llama Party’s chicken salteña spills out onto a plate
Bolivian Llama Party’s chicken salteña
Nick Solares

The deal: This subterranean hall, connected to the Columbus Circle subway station, opened in April 2016 and has more than 30 vendors such as Doughnuttery, Pressed Juicery, and Arepa Factory. It’s now managed by Urbanspace.

The order: One of Eater critic Ryan Sutton’s favorite restaurants resides within — Bolivian Llama Party. Go for the chicken salteña, a saucy, soupy, chicken-stuffed empanada of sorts. Otherwise, Eater’s other critic Robert Sietsema also recommends the key lime tart at Georgia & Aliou’s, among other things.

Columbus Circle
New York, NY

2. The Plaza Food Hall

1 W 59th St, New York, NY
The Plaza Food Hall Robert Sietsema

The deal: This opulent — there’s a living wall — 32,000-square-feet hall lies underneath the Plaza Hotel, offering high-end options like $300 caviar all the way on down to $8 dumplings. Vendors include an Epicerie Boulud offshoot, Lady M, No. 7 Sub, and more, and they’re all handily listed on the website with menus.

The order: Go for Chi Noodle Bar’s pho, a tomato quiche with a side salad from Pain D’Avignon, or some Lady M crepe cake.

1 W 59th St
New York, NY

3. Gotham West Market

600 11th Ave, New York, NY
Gotham West Market Robert Sietsema

The deal: Gotham West Market breezed onto the scene in late 2013, bringing some big-name chefs like Ivan Orkin and Seamus Mullen to super west Hell’s Kitchen. There’s been some changeover since it first opened, like with Brooklyn Kitchen’s closure and some new high-profile pizza from Orkin.

The order: Sidle up to El Colmado’s bar for some jamon and tomato garlic bread, down ramen at Ivan Orkin Slurp Shop, or try some of his square-sliced, airy pizza.

600 11th Ave
New York, NY

4. Queens Crossing

136-17 39th Ave, Flushing, NY

The deal: Up on the second floor of Queens Crossing mall lies a recently-renovated food hall, with at least nine vendors in 10,000 square feet of space. Owners tried to include options beyond the myriad noodle and dumpling shops nearby to diversify, so vendors include shabu shabu, boba tea, poke, tofu, and more.

The order: Grab a Japanese curry plate from Curry Bo, washed down with Taiwanese chain Happy Lemon’s salty cheese bubble tea.

136-17 39th Ave
Flushing, NY

5. New World Mall Food Court

136-20 Roosevelt Ave, Flushing, NY

The deal: New World Mall is the Flushing food court you most hear about, with its 28 vendors ranging from Sichuan to Korean. Head to the basement of this mall to find the goods.

The order: Burn your mouth in the best way with dry pot at LaoMa Mala Tang, or try the massive Cheers Cut fried chicken.

136-20 Roosevelt Ave
Flushing, NY

6. City Kitchen

700 8th Ave, New York, NY
Ramen from Kuro-Obi
Ramen from Kuro-Obi
Robert Sietsema

The deal: Especially ideal for some quick pre-theater dining, City Kitchen is just off the lobby of the Row NYC Hotel. It can get mobbed with tourists, so prepare for lines.

The order: Opt for Ippudo offshoot Kuro-Obi’s shiro classic Tokyo-style ramen, Whitmans’ upstate cheeseburger with fries, or Dough’s dulce de leche doughnut.

700 8th Ave
New York, NY

7. Golden Shopping Mall

41-28 Main St, Flushing, NY

The deal: This no-frills, tight food court is the home of the original Xi’an Famous Foods. There’s not much seating, but it’s also less crowded.

The order: You can never go wrong with some of Xi’an’s hand-pulled noodles or all the dumplings at Tianjin Dumpling House.

41-28 Main St
Flushing, NY

8. Urbanspace at 570 Lex

General Electric Building, 570 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10022
Urbanspace at 570 Lex Photo by Alex Staniloff

The deal: Urbanspace at 570 Lex is the newest food hall from the Urbanspace team — this time much more organized and with plenty of seating. Standout offerings include food hall standby Roberta’s Pizza, Israeli pita peddler Taïm, and Bobwhite’s fried chicken. 

The order: Go for an Italian sandwich from Trappizzino, Israeli breakfast at Taïm, a fried chicken sandwich from Bobwhite, pizza from Roberta’s, or a slightly healthier avocado smash from Little Collins, Sietsema says.

General Electric Building, 570 Lexington Ave
New York, NY 10022

9. Urbanspace Vanderbilt

230 Park Avenue, New York, NY
Urbanspace Vanderbilt Nick Solares

The deal: Urbanspace has quickly become a major player in the food hall space, starting with this Vanderbilt location that has quickly spawned a second space, and the recent management takeover of TurnStyle. Vanderbilt remains popular, despite the frequent cycling of vendors, with its ample seating and 21 vendors.

The order: Popular hipster Bushwick pizzeria Roberta’s brings its pizza over the East River. Go for the Axl Rosenberg, with hot soppressata, mushrooms, garlic, and jalapeños. Finish with one of Ovenly’s pastries.

230 Park Avenue
New York, NY

10. Whole Foods Market Bryant Park

1095 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY
Frankies Spuntino at Whole Foods Patty Diez

The deal: Whole Foods has been getting into the food hall game, and the Bryant Park location is the most developed (there’s also one in Williamsburg). There’s a Frankies Spuntino here, the popular, affordable Brooklyn and West Village red sauce joint. Grocery sushi gets an upgrade at Kano by Genji Sushi, where there’s omakase, and Daniel Boulud even consulted on a raw bar inside.

The food: Score some Frankies, or head to Boulud-endorsed Harbor Bar raw bar from some fish and wine.

1095 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY

11. Great Northern Food Hall

89 E 42nd St, New York, NY
Great Northern Food Hall Nick Solares

The deal: This mini market inside Grand Central Terminal’s Vanderbilt Hall is the brainchild of Danish celebrity chef and Noma co-founder Claus Meyer, and as such is filled with Nordic foods like smørrebrød, grain bowls, and ymer (a creamy, whey-less milk product).

The order: After Sietsema made a visit, he scoped out the best eats to be mostly from the Bageri counter, including a hot pastrami sandwich with bitter greens, mushroom mayonnaise, and crisp shallots; a sea buckthorn meringue tart with orange berries; and a slice of potato pizza (sold by weight) that “didn’t seem very Danish, but was good nonetheless.”

89 E 42nd St
New York, NY

12. The Pennsy

2 Pennsylvania Plaza, New York, NY
A shot of food hall the Pennsy, with tables with yellow chairs and various stalls Nick Solares

The deal: Surprise, there’s a colorful food hall above Penn Station. Commuters stuck waiting for a train can head upstairs for food from Pat LaFrieda, Little Beet, and more.

The order: If you’re a vegan, Cinnamon Snail and its offbeat sandwiches will be a haven for you. But if meat’s your jam, then Pat LaFrieda’s steak sandwich is king.

2 Pennsylvania Plaza
New York, NY

13. Chelsea Market

75 9th Ave, New York, NY
Chelsea Market Stefanie Tuder

The deal: This queen bee of food halls is undoubtedly a New York essential at this point, recently celebrating its 20th anniversary as a trailblazer in the category. It has some of the best options for a food hall, though downsides include heavy tourist crowds and extremely limited seating.

The order: There are so many ways to explore this one right, like with some Dizengoff hummus, Very Fresh Noodle’s tingly cumin lamb soup, a mortadella dog from Dickson's Farmstand Meats, or a pita from Israeli newcomer Miznon. But if you had just one choice, Los Tacos No. 1 would be the answer.

75 9th Ave
New York, NY

14. Gansevoort Market

353 W 14th St, New York, NY
People walk in front of an open-air food hall, whose green awning reads Gansevoort Market Robert Sietsema

The deal: Gansevoort Market is constantly changing up its vendors, but latest entrants include ceviche, cookies, burgers, and tacos.

The order: Williamsburg Thai restaurant Thaimee has an outpost here; get the khao krieb pak mor (Thai dumplings).

353 W 14th St
New York, NY

15. Union Fare

5 E 17th St, New York, NY
Wipeout poke
Wipeout poke
Robert Sietsema

The deal: This somewhat unimpressive, single-operator food court dedicates each of its stands to a different food group — burgers, tacos, poke, pizza, salads, et cetera. Plus, as a nod to its Barnes & Noble roots, a literary-themed cocktail lounge recently opened downstairs.

The order: Poke is the most popular order here, with the “Wipeout” offering contrasting textures from the soft tuna and crunchy Chinese fried noodles.

5 E 17th St
New York, NY

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16. The Bowery Market

348 Bowery, New York, NY
Sushi on Jones
Sushi On Jones
Kat Odell

The deal: This a former auto-body shop turned outdoor market, opened with just five stalls in summer 2016. There are only three now: fruit, gelato, and sushi.

The order: If you’re lucky, snag a seat at popular omakase stand Sushi on Jones for a $58, 30-minute, 12-piece feast.

348 Bowery
New York, NY

17. Essex Street Market

120 Essex St, New York, NY

The deal: One of the city’s oldest food halls will soon have a shiny, new home just across the street. For now, it can be kind of drab especially compared to the growing options, and there’s no real seating to speak of, but there is great food to be found inside.

The order: Sit down at the local gem that is Shopsins for a wild, diner-esque meal, and then stop for some Saxelby’s cheese on your way out.

120 Essex St
New York, NY

18. Canal Street Market

265 Canal St, New York, NY
Canal Street Market Maggie Shannon

The deal: This food hall takes its cues from its Chinatown location, with several Asian vendors inside — including a new fast-casual restaurant from Chinatown heavy-hitter Nom Wah Tea Parlor and Ippudo spin-off Kuro-Obi.

The order: Izakaya Samurice has been the runaway hit here, particularly its miso soup and Japanese curry rice. If it’s Nom Wah you crave, head to the original instead of this spin-off. Don’t walk out without some boba from San Francisco import Boba Guys.

265 Canal St
New York, NY

19. North 3rd Street Market

103 N 3rd St, Brooklyn, NY 11249
North 3rd Street Market Photo by Alex Staniloff

The deal: The North 3rd St Market, New York’s newest food hall, is now home to more than 20 food and retail vendors — including Mexican sweet shop La Newyorkina, Bien Cuit Bakery, and famed Di Fara Pizza. 

The order: After a taste-test through the hall, Eater critic Robert Sietsema came back with his top picks: Di Fara’s square Sicilian slice, JaJaJa’s vegan chorizo tacos, and La Newyorkina’s miniature ice cream cones.

103 N 3rd St
Brooklyn, NY 11249

20. Hudson Eats

225 Liberty St, New York, NY