While New York City is seemingly overrun with food halls, a new Asian-influenced hall, located at the intersection of Soho and Chinatown, is banking on the fact that the city isn't over them yet.
Canal Street Market, which takes up 12,000sqft at 265 Canal, opened its retail side back in December, but the food hall is brand-new, boasting spin-offs from several already-established NYC favorites like Nom Wah, Ippudo, Uma Temakeria, Boba Guys, and more. There’s also a rotating culinary incubator space, selected monthly by the market, that challenges chefs to experiment with food and create dishes inspired by the surrounding neighborhood.
The market, which sports modern wood finishes, high ceilings, and a seating area bathed in natural light from an above skylight, aims to "[provide] a sanctuary away from the bustling city landscape for locals and visitors to experience in their own way," according to founder Philip Chong.
Here’s an inside look at some of the highlights from the new Canal Street Market.