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Corporation Food Hall

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Welcome to Corporation Food Hall! Whether you're in the mood for a delicious latte, or some interesting flavors from around the world, we are your dining destination! With 9 unique, yet complimentary establishments, we are there to tame your cravings.

South City Fried Chicken specializes in a variety of fried chicken styles throughout the southern united states.

​ Soom Soom serves mouth watering Middle Eastern cuisine.

​ Funculo provides an array of freestyle pasta that you can also take and make at home!

​ Buddha Belly is your South East Asian stop for mouth watering flavors.

​ Pig Pen Delicacy, home of the mac daddy burger, will leave you coming back for more with their unique take on traditional American comfort food.

​ Tacos Tu Madre, aren't your basic mama's tacos; they elevate Latin cuisine to another level!

​ Bardonna serves up your morning latte or your afternoon pick me up with tasty food to match!

​ Don't forget to enjoy the enclosed outdoor patio! We'll see you there!


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NYC food hall developer takes bite of DTLA

A major national food market developer is taking a bite of Downtown L.A., and the move tastes sweet for Brookfield Properties.

Since the 1970s Urbanspace, a New York-based company, has developed dozens of food halls and seasonal markets, including the Union Square Holiday Market and Lexington Food Hall in Manhattan and the recently opened West Washington Food Hall in downtown Chicago.

Now Urbanspace is coming to Downtown L.A. The food hall will be located inside the California Market Center, the 1.8 million-square-foot wholesale center in the Fashion District that’s undergoing a $170 million redevelopment.

Brookfield Properties acquired a controlling interest in the long-struggling downtown marketplace in 2017, a deal that valued the complex at $440 million. Brookfield began a renovation in 2018, replacing the building’s facade and adding outdoor decks and landscaping, among other upgrades.

The developer completed its first phase of the redevelopment in March 2020, only to run into pandemic-related challenges, eventually suing multiple tenants at the marketplace for nonpayment of rents.

Urbanspace expects to open its food hall at the property in late 2022. The plans call for the company to operate 15,000 square feet of food and retail stalls as well as an open-air plaza.

The remake of the California Market Center is a linchpin for the Fashion District, an area of LA’s downtown that’s been hit hard by the pandemic but is expected to see a flurry of coming development.

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LAWNDALE, CA — The future is coming to the South Bay: a virtual food hall is bringing new to-go options and tons of flavor.

K2 Restaurants Hospitality Group is bringing SocialEats OnTheGo into the South Bay and Greater Los Angeles area, the group announced Monday.

The company plans to add five new fast-casual dining eateries, including Pop!s Burgers & Shakes, Azule Taqueria, Supertoro, Street Noods and Hollywood Crab Shack in early May at 16711 Hawthorne Blvd, Lawndale.

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In January, K2 Restaurants announced its partnership with Cloudkitchens and launched its first virtual food hall in Anaheim. The company also has SocialEats OnTheGo locations in Santa Monica and Hollywood, with plans to open a Mid-Wilshire location.

Like other SocialEats OnTheGo locations, SocialEats OnTheGo South Bay will offer free in-house local delivery through SocialEats Good Eats Delivered program for orders over $15, an offering that's available at all SocialEats locations via People can also combine items from any restaurant into one order.

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This move helps eliminate the need to place separate orders from each concept at checkout. Deliveries can also be made with third-party delivery options on Postmates, UberEats and Grubhub and Doordash, according to the company.

"SocialEats OnTheGo virtual food hall repurposes the traditional food hall experience into a delivery-only platform and makes our restaurants more accessible and convenient for the consumer," John Kolaski, owner of K2 Restaurants, said in a statement.

K2 Restaurants launched in 2018 and includes a group of restaurants. K2 is headquartered in Los Angeles with operations across the U.S.

"Our goal is to continue meeting customers where they are with our in-house SocialEats Good Eats Delivered program and making online ordering from multiple restaurants simple and streamline," Kolaski said. "Partnering with a trusted operation like Cloudkitchens has been key to this repurposing and a great way for us to introduce SocialEats to the South Bay."

People can order food via the website: SocialEats OntheGo South Bay is also available on Postmates, UberEats and Grubhub and Doordash.


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The world's best department store food halls

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La Grande Epicerie
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Enter food halls, the upscale and decadent dining solution for a market of hungry shoppers with diverse tastes (or picky children). Although they may serve the same fundamental purpose as food courts, halls tend to offer artisanal goods, outposts of acclaimed local restaurants, chef-driven menus, and not a single Panda Express in sight. Food courts are usually located in the mall — think tile floors, dingy atriums, and a perpetual smell of grease — but the food hall trend emerged from a different type of shopping center: the department store.

Originally popular in Europe and Asia, the worldwide trend has gained significant momentum over the past few years. Currently, you won't find any food halls within U.S. department stores, the forthcoming West Coast Eataly will be located in Los Angeles’ Westfield Century City mall, and Birmingham’s soon-to-open Pizitz Food Hall will be in a building formerly occupied by a department store — each paying homage to the origins of this movement.

While we wait for a domestic one to open, in the meantime, check out some of the most over-the-top department store food halls around the globe.

6th Floor Kadewe Food Hall, Berlin, Germany

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Known for being the largest delicatessen department in Europe—the space sells over 35,000 products—it’s safe to say that the challenge here is deciding what to eat. In addition to take-home goodies available for purchase, visitors can experience a meal from one of the 150 chefs and 30 gourmet bars that have taken up residence on the sixth floor. The space also offers an in-house bakery, known for its breads, and a patisserie that crafts delectables for sweet-minded patrons.

Harrods Food Hall, London, United Kingdom

harrod's food hall
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In a nod to Harrods’ roots as a wholesale grocery, the current London flagship store features an entire floor dedicated to a luxury food hall. The popular tourist spot offers a variety of restaurants, counters, purchasable goods, and wine, beer, and spirits producers. It even sells “hampers” of local goods to bring home (which, in our opinion, is the perfect souvenir). With such gorgeous foods on display, Harrods Food Hall puts a new meaning to the saying “you eat with your eyes first.”

The Basement Food Floor at Takashimaya, Tokyo, Japan

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One of the best-known and most iconic food halls in the world, the basement floor at Takashimaya is often seen as a catalyst of the modern movement. Food halls located in department stores are called depachika in Japan, and this one—located at the Times Square location in Tokyo—is undeniably one of the most extravagant. Visitors can purchase hot prepared food, Japanese desserts, and local epicurean goods.

Food Court at Lotte Department Store Main Branch, Myeong-dong, Seoul, South Korea

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Located in the hip fashion district of Seoul’s Myeong-dong, the Lotte main branch houses a spectacular food court that mixes Eastern and Western dishes. Whether you’re craving a traditional hot meal or a trendy dessert, the breadth of stalls ensures that everyone can find what they’re craving at this food hall.

Gourmet Promenade at El Palacio de Hierro, Mexico City, Mexico

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Reopened last year following a $300-million renovation, the flagship store of El Palacio de Hierro is right at home in the upscale Polanco district of Mexico City. The department chain is one of the most high-end stores in Mexico, and its opulent food hall offers local and international cuisines. Features include an authentic Mexican restaurant, local street vendors, a tapas concept, pizza oven, and a Starbucks Reserve shop—the brand’s rare tasting room concept—in addition to an almost 17,000-square-foot terrace.

Globus Delicatessen, Zurich, Switzerland

globus food hall
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It’s nearly impossible to walk into the Globus Delicatessen (the food hall in the Swiss department store, Globus) and leave empty-handed—or with an empty stomach. The space offers everything from a sushi bar to a fine wine collection, with a bustling scene catering to visitors seeking everything in between.

La Grande Épicerie, Paris, France

La Grande Epicerie
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In a city known for its opulence and grandeur, La Grande Épicerie still stands out as a postcard-worthy experience you’ll never forget. Of course, it wouldn’t be a trip to Paris without trotting over to Le Bon Marché’s sumptuous food hall and tasting its renowned macarons. There’s plenty more to indulge in around this food hall, too, such as foie gras, fresh produce, truffles, specialty cheeses, wine, and candies.

Magasin du Nord, Copenhagen, Denmark

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While you may visit for the department store, you’ll certainly stay for the basement food hall. Offering up a spread of Danish delights, visitors should be sure to check out the specialty chocolate and licorice stalls. The store also offers a café on the top floor with sprawling views of the city.

Lafayette Gourmet at Galeries Lafayette, Paris, France

Galeries Lafayette
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As if it had to one-up Harrods, Lafayette Gourmet takes over two floors of the Galeries Lafayette in Paris. The space encompasses a fine foods deli, which offers a range of specialty brands and selections including foie gras, truffles, oysters, and chocolates. The food hall also offers a traditional butcher counter and multiple restaurants.

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Mercado la Paloma

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Mercado La Paloma is located in the Figueroa Corridor of South Los Angeles -- a neighborhood that is full of creative and hard working entrepreneurs, community spirit, artists, musicians and cultural traditions. The area has historically suffered from disinvestment, including a lack of quality jobs and business opportunities, quality gathering spaces, quality food, and art and cultural opportunities. 

Over a five year period characterized by intense community engagement and research, Esperanza renovated our current building, converting it from a garment factory to a vibrant community gathering space. It is an experiment in community revitalization that provides opportunities for our local residents and showcases our local creativity to the broader Los Angeles community.


Gentefication vs. Gentrification: Montebello’s New ‘Blvd Market’ Container Food Hall Is Now Open

Can an outdoor food hall made out of repurposed containers revitalize a sleepy neighborhood in East Los Angeles? Barney Santos, the creative force and founder of Blvd Mrkt in Montebello, is willing to bet it can. 

This weekend was the highly anticipated grand opening. A DJ was playing oldies while families from the east of east communities came out for a bite and a drink.   

But it’s a little deeper than just having a take-out restaurant in Montebello for the brave venture’s vendors who are also willing to bet on this container yard food hall. 

Lucy Thompson-Ramirez, co-owner of Pez Cantina in downtown L.A. was talking the other day about the hotspot of her youth. “I’m from East L.A.,” she said. “Growing up in the 80s, the Montebello Town Center was the place to be.”

Imagine a John Hughes film, but with Chicanos on screen and Debbie Deb on the soundtrack instead of OMD. The eastern L.A. County city was in the middle of turning from a majority white and Armenian town into one where Latinos were finding their suburban dream. Chicanos from across the Eastside haunted the Town Center to flirt, to eat, to walk around—but, most importantly, to shop. “But, that eventually died out.”

Nearly 35 years later, Thompson is ready to make Montebello a hip spot again. She’s one of the eight tenants setting up food stalls at Blvd Market on the corner of Whittier Boulevard and Sixth Street. With six repurposed shipping containers a la similar setups as Steelcraft in Long Beach, Bellflower, and Garden Grove, the containers are situated along the outskirts of a large outdoor dining area.  

This is a chance for many of the tenants to see what a stand-alone kitchen would feel like, as most come from either catering or popup kitchen backgrounds before moving into the shipping containers. But this is more than just another hall. The goal, according to Santos, is to transition them out after two years into a spot within the city or the surrounding community. This kind of concept is also known as a Restaurant Incubator in the restaurant industry. 

Blvd Mrkt hopes to keep some of Montebello’s dollars in their community instead of having their younger residents and wallets find their way west. 

“I jumped at the opportunity to come back home and bring quality food to my neighborhood,” says Thompson. I feel like Blvd is going to revitalize the neighborhood.”

“We want to work with entrepreneurs and popups,” says Santos.  “Our goal is to help them build up a reputation, some cash, and spin out into the community for a permanent location.”

“I’m the first out of my three siblings to start their own business,” smiles Miguel Garcia of Los Taqueros Mucho. “Now, I get to be the one to provide.”  

There are three phases to the incubation program, which totals 24-28 months: A four-month pre-incubation phase that takes care of the behind-the-scenes requirements, such as training, development, and becoming industry compliant; an 18-month incubation phase, and a three to six-month exit phase.

For Santos, this is a dream that has taken years to develop.  “My wife and I grew up here,” he added. “We wanted to bring something here that people can take pride in.” After working with and being inspired by Tony Hsieh’s Downtown Container Park in Las Vegas, a similarly constructed operation to Blvd near the Fremont Street Experience, Santos wanted to bring something similar to East L.A.  

Santos and the tenants fully believe in the project, and with most spaces, Black and Brown-operated, Santos’ sentiments of empowering residents, as well as the business owners, are ringing through.

Meet the Tenants 

Vchos Modern Pupusería has been serving up pupusas and Salvadoran-inspired food for about ten years now. Chef Wendy Morales was born in El Salvador, and after learning Central American cooking techniques, she also cut her teeth working in various Las Vegas restaurants. It was there where she was finally convinced that the Los Angeles area would be most conducive to combining traditional Central American cooking with a modern twist. 

When the opportunity arose to have a permanent location, Wendy and Danny Morales jumped at the opportunity. Their best-sellers are the revuelta, which is a pork, bean, and cheese pupusa. The key to any good pupusa is the curtido, and Vchos’ version compliments the pupusa well and doesn’t overpower it. Other menu hits include their satisfying yuca fries and their crunchy chicken pastelitos, a Salvadoran maiz-based empanada that is savory, crunchy, and flaky. On the sweeter side, the platano empanadas are an especially delectable after-dinner snack. 

Marlon Gonzalez of Cafe Santo. Photo by Sean Vukan for L.A. TACO.

Cafe Santois L.A.’s first Oaxacan-focused modern coffee concept. A key element is using actual chocolate from Oaxaca, so the most popular drink is unsurprisingly the Oaxacan mocha. The chocolate was evident throughout as bits of chocolate and almonds slurped up into the straw. If you really want to indulge and taste what truly makes Cafe Santo special, you need to order the Oaxacan chocolate drinks. Either in drinking chocolate form or the “Xoco:” Two ounces of 100%-pure Oaxacan chocolate. The cacao is sourced from Oaxaca via Reina Grande, a woman-owned shop making chocolate for three generations. Another favorite is the Nuez, made with 80% cacao, cane sugar, and pecans.

Team behind Los Taquero Mucho.

After years of doing catering and popups, Miguel Garcia, Sylvia Garcia, and Alex Ramirez of Los Taqueros Muchoare happy to finally have a spot they can call their own for a short while.  

“It’s been surreal,” says Miguel. “We are so grateful for the opportunity.”

For Miguel’s wife, this was an opportunity to bring their talents in the kitchen back to the community that she grew up in. Offering up a Guatemalan-Mexican-inspired menu and using Kernel of Truth Organicshand-pressed tortillas, they aren’t skimping on the quality of ingredients. Their best-sellers are the cochinita pibil tacos, which feature a tortilla-length piece of tender, braised pork belly, and the El Cremita, with grilled pollo, pomegranate arils, grilled jalapeño, melted cheese, and topped with a secret cream sauce.  

Tacos at Taquero Mucho. Photo by Sean Vukan for L.A. TACO.

Keivan Cross used to work at his family’s Cajun-style restaurant, NOLAin Hermosa Beach. When that closed about six years ago, he did an internship at LAX in culinary then, followed by managing the kitchen at the USC Keck School of Medicine. Now, he’s looking to revive NOLA and bring Cajun eats to the real Eastside. With his tagline, “quality outside its origin.” His menu will include fried oyster po’boys and shrimp etouffee.

“It’s an unsaturated market so definitely excited,” says Cross.

The common sentiment behind all the tenants is clear: excitement. Opening later in the year at Blvd will be La Crosta, a wood-fired pizza Neapolitan-New Haven-style pizza concept helmed by Chef Jason Raiola, who has spent the past couple of years towing his brick oven to breweries and, more recently, setting up at Bailey’s Liquor Beverage in Whittier. 

The notion of gentrification or “gentefication” is bound to come up with a project like this. In a 2018 article on PopSugar, Natalie Rivera explains that “gentefiers aren’t strangers to their community—they’re actually from the community they’re helping gentrify.” 

Santos feels he is staying true to his company’s mission, Gentefy Inc., and answering the demand of a multicultural community by investing in the people. “This is responsible economic intervention and investment by local stakeholders and community members,” says Santos. “We are helping revitalize and evolve Black and Brown communities responsibly and with the intent to make sure the culture and the fabric of the community stay intact.”

Blvd Mrkt is situated inside the abandoned Rite Loom Carpet building, a space that the company left in 1995 when they moved to Anaheim—the marquee still looming over Whittier Boulevard as a reminder of what came before Blvd Mrkt.

For Thompson-Ramirez,she understands what critics might say about the idea behind the market: The food is too overpriced for Montebello. People are just going to stick with what they know. This is only for hipsters, and once it isn’t cool anymore, it will die out.

“I feel like Blvd will revitalize the neighborhood,” she says again. “Just because something comes wrapped in a tortilla doesn’t mean it needs to be cheapened.” 

Los Angeles’ food scene is one of the best in the world right now, and for these tenants, they want to show what they can offer.

For Santos, it’s a noble mission to revitalize the corner of Whittier and Sixth. However, the long-term potential of community partnerships excites Santos the most, like partnering and providing internships with Pasadena City College students and working with local high schools.  

Is it a big ask and a big risk to bring pork belly cochinita pibil and sushi-grade ceviche to Montebello? Yes. But the hope is that the younger crowd will bring the energy and more adventurous palate to Blvd and become a hangout spot for years to come. Blvd Market has a sense of pride that feels different from other food halls that cherry-pick trendy spots because they looked cool on social media.  

“I’m the first out of my three siblings to start their own business,” smiles Miguel of Los Taqueros Mucho. “Now, I get to be the one to provide.”  

Disclosure: Vchos Modern Pupusería is an L.A. Taco partner restaurant and offers L.A. TACO members who support our independent street-level journalism with free chicken pastelitos with every order.

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