If you’ve ever been to Grand Central Market or Fig at 7th in Downtown it becomes quite clear that Los Angeles loves its food halls. Something about communal eating destinations and the atmosphere they create is very much a part of modern Angelino culture. Mixtures of culinary delights from around the world go hand-in-hand with the mixture of cultures we come across in daily life. The wide array of food options available also goes with the complex palates of foodies and regular diners alike.
Not to be compared with the food court at your local mall, food halls offer a more high-end dining experience at a much more affordable price than traditional brick-and-mortar establishments. The newest addition to the communal food revolution is Corporation Food Hall, located on Spring street between 7th and 8th street in Downtown. With a sleek, modern design, Corporation offers a boutique-style experience in comparison to the traditional open-air, century old Grand Central Market.
Eight restaurants make up the list of vendors available. In the main hall, four vendors line one wall, with three line the opposite. Standing-height, long tables go along the middle of the hall, with stools for seating. A three-quarter bar rests along the back wall of exposed brick, but won’t be in operation for a few more weeks. The bar will offer draft beers and a specialty cocktail list. There’s an enclosed outside patio area where there will be an espresso stand for those looking for a pick-me-up on the run.
Here’s a breakdown of each of the vendors featured:
The roasters at Bardonna know a thing or two about coffee. With locations in Brentwood, Larchmont, Santa Monica and Silver Lake, their new location at Corporation may quickly become your go-to spot for that caffeine itch. Make sure to try their tasty teas, salads and sandwiches too.
Tacos Tu Madre
With locations in Westwood and Los Feliz, Tacos Tu Madre is already and established (and popular) destination in Los Angeles. They put a twist to traditional Mexican fare with dishes like red velvet churros, ahi tuna tacos, and buttermilk fried shrimp tacos.
On The Thirty
Based in Sherman Oaks, On The Thirty will specialize in serving up individually sized gourmet pizzas to the hungry masses. Using a vintage, round stone oven imported from Italy, each pie is cooked at a blistering 600º, and ready in about 3 minutes.
The same group that made On The Thirty will also run the bar at Corporation under the name The Sixth Nickel. World-renowned mixology and a five star wine list will be made available for the hungry masses to enjoy.
Soom Soom Fresh Mediterranean
Focused on using only the freshest ingredients, Soom Soom will be serving up Mediterranean classics. Boasting a 100-year-old falafel recipe, each batch of food will be made in-house every single day. Tasty favorites like shawarma or falafel can be served in a pita pocket, bowl or on a plate, with an array of toppings to choose from.
The same culinary minds behind the famous ArroyLA food truck bring their take on Southeast Asian food at their first brick and mortar spot, Buddha Belly. Here you’ll be able to dine on noodle, rice, grilled and wrapped dishes. From pad thai, to brisket sliders, they’ll have something to offer for everyone.
Pig Pen Delicacy
Originally based in Santa Ana, Pig Pen Delicacy focuses heavily on a pork-based menu. Although they will also be serving burgers as well. Make sure to try the pulled pork, jam burger and truffle fries.
A brand new restaurant making its debut at Corporation is Funculo. The name derives from the Italian word meaning “f*** off,” but that’s the last thing you’ll want to do after trying their food. This startup restaurant will be serving up all kinds of pasta dishes. From traditional pastas, to some new, unique recipes for your tastebuds to enjoy.
Transitioning from the world of food trucks to the world of food halls is Poke2Go. This staple of four-wheeled dining started as the side business of owner Jeremy Ryan. Now that the truck has become a staple of the west side food scene, it is now time to bring the freshest poke over to the east part of LA.
Corporation Food Hall is Located at 724 S Spring St in Downtown Los Angeles. There are still operating under soft open business hours, this page will be updated once full time hours are available.