New York's food hall game has been getting stronger the past few years, thanks to high-profile additions like Great Northern Food Hall, Gotham Market at the Ashland and the outdoor Bowery Market. On Friday, those bona fides get even bigger with the long-awaited opening of DeKalb Market Hall inside the City Point megacomplex (445 Albee Square West, Brooklyn; 914-288-8100, dekalbmarkethall.com)
At 60,000 square feet, the Downtown Brooklyn operation is slated to be one of the largest food halls in the country and will comprise of 40 vendors, including a sibling location of none other than legendary Lower East Side deli, Katz's Delicatessen. Along with that pastrami-slicing powerhouse, the hall will feature grub from established purveyors, such as Colombian street-food favorite Arepa Lady, Vietnamese grub from the Bunker crew and bagels from Hard Times Sundaes founder Andrew Zurica, as well as up-and-comers like Chinese crepe stall Jianbing.
Along with the eats, the massive space will host daily entertainment and programming, with a custom-built show kitchen and stage for live concerts. The City Point development also plays home to dine-in movie theater Alamo Drafthouse, a Target and a soon-to-open Trader Joe's.
Check out DeKalb Market Hall below: