What’s for dinner? Italian? Mexican? Thai? Or maybe something completely different? Head to one of Virginia’s many food halls, where you can find it all.
These casual dining hubs are sprouting up across the state, and they’ve become destinations in themselves. Food halls are a place to hang out, sample new tastes, and try unfamiliar cuisines. At some, you’ll find top chefs offering new menus. Food truck owners also like food halls because they allow them to move into a brick-and-mortar location without the expense of opening a full restaurant.
Whether you want lunch, dinner, dessert, coffee, or a cocktail or a glass of wine, these halls have it all—including comfy seats for lounging and people watching. Here are 5 of Virginia’s best.