Get a glimpse inside Raleigh’s first food hall

July 11, 2018

Moragn Street Food Hall houses over 20 vendors of many different tastes and sizes.

Bustling with excitement, 20 vendors took their places at the Morgan Street Food Hall and Market on Tuesday night, previewing their new shops just a few weeks before opening day.

Morgans Street’s new, stylish food hall is a 22,000-square foot culinary incubator and market at 411 West Morgan St. in the Warehouse District, housing over 22 vendors. The modern, community-style business combining eating and shopping is set to open on July 23.

Every way you turn, the market has something new to offer. Whether you are in the mood for a breakfast crepe, Thai-rolled ice cream or curry, the food hall has something for everyone.

Long communal picnic tables offer a space to eat with others, enforcing the idea that the food hall is a shared space for creating community. Public Wi-Fi will also be available, opening up the venue for visitors to sit and stay.

Retail vendors are spread across the site, giving visitors a chance to do a little shopping while eating from a variety of different Raleigh-based restaurants. Fresh flower assortments are for sale in the center of the back dining area by Fleurs de Moufette.

The venue also houses two bars - The Arbor, which includes indoor and outdoor patio space, and Auntie Betty’s, a small gin and cocktail bar.

Most of the restaurants at Morgan Street Food Hall pride themselves on having locally grown or sourced food. Some restaurants, like Cocoa Forte and Cousin’s Maine Lobster, are food-truck style vendors redesigning their shop to fit the new eatery.

Though Morgan Street now has a wide variety of different restaurants — from ramen bowls to gourmet hamburgers to Boba tea — all the vendors have one thing in common; each are passionate about Raleigh and want to be a part of its growth.

List of Morgan Street Food Hall tenants:

Retail tenants include Hail Mary Mix, Five Points Baking Co., Mike D’s BBQ and The Soaperie. More retail tenants are expected to arrive by opening day.

Once open, the hall’s regular hours will be Sunday through Wednesdays 7 a.m. until 10 p.m. and Thursday through Saturday 7 a.m. until 2 a.m.

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