In recent years, the nationwide food hall trend has gotten a foothold in New Mexico. A half dozen hotbeds of specialty cuisines have moved into historic buildings as well as new structures fashioned from metal shipping containers.
The food hall concept is much like a shopping mall food court: fast-casual dining outlets arranged around communal seating. But unlike food courts, you won’t find chains like Panda Express or Cinnabon. Today’s food halls are the domain of local restaurateurs offering a taste of a city’s varied cuisines all under one roof.
From Albuquerque to Taos, we’ve rounded up 6 New Mexico food halls and a preview of a seventh that’s coming soon.