Manhattan Food Halls

Brookfield Place, the upper level of the World Financial Center, houses Hudson Eats: a food hall consisting of 14 different eateries. Hudson Eats is not comparable to a food court, it is more upscale  with marble countertops, walnut furniture and custom light fixtures. Some of the eateries include known lunchtime establishments such as Num Pang sandwich shop or Black Seed Bagels, whom are both serving the same $10 meals that are found in their standalone shops. It is five times cheaper to be operating out of Hudson Eats than it is at a standalone shop.

Hudson Eats is one of the new food halls that are cropping up around the U.S and across the globe. These new “upgraded food courts” are targeted towards a white-collar working audience who seek an easy and appetizing lunch. Other food halls in Manhattan that are comparable to Hudson Eats include the Chelsea Market, Gotham West market, Plaza Food Hall, and Mario Batali’s Eataly. Rumor is that Anthony Bourdain also has plans to open an international street-eats bazaar. .

Edward Hogan, the national director of leasing at Brookfield Office Properties who own Hudson Eats. has stated, “This customer is more educated…they want fast casual food, and they want to be impressed.” To read more about the Food Hall trend in Manhattan, click here

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