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Canal Street Market food hall opens in New York City

Eclectic mix includes full-service operators going fast casual

The food hall trend continued to expand this week with the opening of the new Canal Street Market in New York City.

The 12,000-square-foot food hall includes stalls from 12 vendors, including new to-go concepts from the operators of the popular Ippudo ramen bar and an invitation-only pop-up space called CMS Lab, which serves as a culinary incubator.

Petee’s Pie Co. is the opening pop-up concept, offering both sweet and savory pastries such as Dos Leches Tart with vanilla goat milk custard and cajeta, and Blueberry Shortcake with biscuit nuggets, blueberry sauce and sour cream.

Ilili Box

Canal Street Market also includes stalls from:

Nom Wah Kuai: Featuring dim sum and rice bowls with dishes like shrimp dumplings, crispy pork chops and garlic chili cucumbers.

Fresh & Co.: A fast-casual eatery serving organic, seasonal salads, soups and grain bowls, including dishes like chicken shawarma with hummus, baba ganoush, tzatziki, pickles and Israeli salad, white sauce and tahini dressing.

Kuro Obi

Ilili Box: A fast-casual variation from the Ilili restaurant offering signature dishes by Lebanese chef Philippe Massoud, like a pressed halloumi cheese sandwich with nigella, tomatoes and mint; duck and lamb shawarma; and falafel sandwiches.

Kuro Obi: From the operators of Ippudo, this concept features quick-service, take-away-style ramen with a focus on tori paitan, or a chicken base. Offerings include a creamy chicken ramen with zuzutto noodles, garlic oil and miso paste.

Oppa: A modern Korean barbecue outlet serving bulgogi steak sandwiches, bibimbop rice bowls, salads, burritos, tacos and dumpling soups. 

Uma Temakeria: Serving sushi rolls and a sushi burrito with sustainably sourced seafood or the option of an edamame-quinoa filling option for vegans.

Lulu: A new smoothie bar using locally sourced ingredients and superfood boosts.

Maggie Shannon

There’s also a boba tea outlet called Boba Guys, cupcakes from Billy’s Bakery, and cones and cakes by Davey’s Ice Cream.

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