Steamy bowls of pho, chicken tikka masala burritos, gourmet gelato popsicles and burgers piled high with produce—food halls offer options like these and much, much more. They are the perfect spot for families because they provide a break from meal monotony, offer something for everyone, and just might push the kids to try something new. We’ve gathered 15 of our favorite foodie spots that are totally worth a visit (or two!). See them all below.
Anaheim Packing District – Anaheim, Ca
Originally distributing the citrus fruit for which Orange County was named, the Packing District was converted to a community gathering space a few years ago with two levels of restaurants. Try some made-to-order fish and chips from The Chippy followed by gelato or sorbetto on a stick at Popbar. The chicken sandwiches from Sweetbird never disappoints. You can grab your eats and choose a spot at any of the communal tables or even swing in one of the wooden bench swings on the bottom level. Visiting without the kids? Definitely plan a stop at the super secret speakeasy The Blind Rabbit (if you can find it!).
Must Try: Snowballs from I Am (corn puffs with liquid nitrogen)
photo: Kate Loweth
Do you have a favorite food hall that didn’t make our list? Give us the deets below!
— Kate Loweth