A sandwich here, a bowl of ramen there, an ice cream cone to finish—when it comes to piecing together the ultimate meal, sometimes we wish we could pick and choose dishes from our favorite places for the ultimate feast. Thankfully, we’re not the only ones who think so.
The boom in food halls in Los Angeles—as well as Orange County—is a result of diners wanting to create their own perfect meal from different restaurants. Though food halls have been around for awhile—think: Grand Central Market and the Original Farmers Market—a new crop of food havens is making waves. Check out our guide to our favorite food halls in Los Angeles and Orange County—and start crafting your own personalized dining experience.