Food halls have been popular across the United States for some time, but here in Utah, it’s taken a little while for the concept to warm up. That’s all set to change in 2022 with the opening of several huge new facilities. Here’s all the food halls we know of in the Salt Lake valley right now – and those coming soon.
Granato’s Block Party
Granato Block Party is located at 4044 S 2700 E – the site of the former Granato’s Deli in Holladay. The business is expected to host a number of different food options including:
- Elephant Press Cafe – pastries from Fillings & Emulsions, hot and cold drinks
- Santo Tacos – Mexican cuisine
- Over the Coles – BBQ with a variety of in-house smoked meats, fresh sides, and sauces
- Granato Gourmet Market. – hot pizza and pasta, sandwiches, salads, and dessert
- Self-serve Marketplace
You can see the menus for the various operators here.
Arguably the first food hall concept to open in contemporary times is this outfit from Vegas. HallPass is located in The Gateway, on the West side of downtown Salt Lake City. A craft beer bar anchors the space that is home to several kitchens offering everything from fresh seafood to fried chicken to waffles.
Local Market & Bar
The Local Market + Bar is a downtown SLC food hall that opened in early 2023. The Local Market + Bar is part of the Exchange roster of facilities and welcome both residents. An octet of options opened with the hall:
Lamb & Feta
Hog & Tradition BBQ
Green Chile House
Luna Pizza Cafe
The Cereal Killerz Kitchen
You can read our full preview of the opening here.
Woodbine Food Hall & Tavern
Woodbine Food Hall and Tavern is a food hall that opened in the Summer of 2022 in the refurbished former Rico facility at 545 W. 800 S. After extensive work the project opened to four vendors and a brand new bar area. The project is being spear headed by Zachary Howa.
Located in the quickly trendy Granary District (Kiitos, Industry, Slackwater, Eco Hotel) the new food hall will offer a range of kitchen concepts from pizza, to tacos to sandwiches. The former Frida Bistro space at the front of the building ill be a 21+ bar, also featuring a rooftop patio.
Launch vendors for Woodbine include:
You can see menus for some of these on our sister site SLC Menu.
.. Coming Soon …
255 South State TBA
Expected to hit downtown Salt Lake City in 2023 is this project from Brinshore. The mixed use facility will bring residential and commercial space, as well as a food hall. No details on the specifics of this have yet to be released. The hopistality component of 255 South State is being worked on with local hospitality consultants Plowshare Partners.
Who did we miss?
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