• Mark Baratelli, Editor

Food Hall Coming to The Yard at Ivanhoe

Updated: Sep 4, 2019

Add this to the Orlando Area Food Hall Guide.

The 630-apartment mixed use development currently under construction called The Yard at Ivanhoe near the corner of Orange Avenue & Virginia Drive has signed with the company that created The Hall on Franklin in Tampa to bring a food hall to a portion of the development's 31,000 sq ft of retail space according to Orlando Sentinel.

The space will be 13,000 sq ft according to News13.

The Sentinel says there will be 10 restaurants which will include Fork and Hen, Sorrellina, HUMBL, and Chef and I. According to Bungalower, there will be 12 including Humble Vegan, Fork and Hen, Fork and Sea, Chef and I, Sorellina, Orlando Meats, French Bistro, and Poke and Rose.

This food hall will differ from standard ones in that guests are seated and order from a server. The company calls it full service.

Orlando Area Food Hall Guide

Food halls are a big trend coming to Orlando and the surrounding burbs. Don't know what they are? Eater describes food halls as "multi-faceted, typically indoor markets showcasing a variety of local food vendors and artisans." How's a food hall different from a food court? In a food hall, the food should be elevated, pricier, and unique. The individual food vendors are either locally owned, all owned by one restaurant group, created by a developer of the building, or a combination of the three. Another differentiator is that many food halls come with a brewery.

Some say the food hall trend is inflated while others say it's not dead. Do some reading and judge for yourself:

  1. 15 Best Food Halls in the US - Best Products

  2. 17 Best Food Halls in America - Thrillist

  3. 10 Most Epic Food Halls in the US - Matador

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