First J.C. Penney. Then Target. Now Food Courts?

Gotham West Market at 11th Avenue between 44th and 45th Streets

From cupcakes to ramen, New York prides itself on setting culinary trends. Now, it seems the city is playing catch-up on one: food courts. Just don't call them that, try "Food halls."

Whether it's the variety of choices, the convenience of not having to schlep to out-of-the-way food spots or the lure to visit emerging neighborhoods that real estate developers desire, the food hall has arrived. Check out the latest in New York – and a preview what’s coming next.

Hudson Eats: Fourteen restaurants including cult-favorite Black Seed Bagels and Dos Toros taqueria, all with views of the Hudson River. 200 Vesey St.

Gotham West Market: Eight vendors including Blue Bottle Coffee and Ivan Ramen’s Slurp Shop. 600 11th Avenue (between 44th and 45th Streets)

Ivan Ramen at Gotham West Market


Berg’n: It’s being dubbed a beer hall but you can get Moto Pizza or Mighty Quinn’s barbecue at this Crown Heights food hall. Opening soon: 898 Bergen Street, Brooklyn.

UrbanSpace NYC plans a market with more than 25 vendors, mostly food, in a 12,000-square foot space across from Grand Central Station. Projected opening: Early 2015.

Claus Meyer, the Danish culinary pioneer and co-founder of Noma restaurant, plans a huge Nordic food hall and brasserie in Grand Central Terminal’s Vanderbilt Hall in early 2016.