What is the Durham Food Hall?
Acting as an incubator to local culinary talent, the Hall will allow talented chefs to do something they haven't had the optimal environment for, and are really excited about. The Food Hall enables chefs to produce a smaller menu, allowing them to focus on using the freshest ingredients, and produce these items at a really high level of quality. Chefs will be able to create a more expressive and diverse cuisine given the flexibility of fewer menu items.
The Durham Food Hall will be located in the Reuse Arts District at the Shoppes at Lakewood, next to The Scrap Exchange.
The Reuse Arts District is a multi-faceted cultural, environmental, recreational and community-based destination location. Proposed features include maker spaces with a wood shop and welding shop; recycle-a-bicycle program; artist studios/exhibition space/artists’ marketplace; architectural salvage; performance art spaces (black box theater, spaces for rehearsal and recording); nonprofit multi-tenant shared spaces; affordable housing; a shipping container mall; community gardens; sculpture park; and outdoor play spaces including basketball court, skate park, an adventure playground. The Durham Food Hall will be the culinary anchor and food destination for the District. It will be an exciting community space, no doubt!
The ritual of sharing a meal is a vital way that humans connect. Durham Food Hall aims to bring people together around food in an inclusive, vibrant, and healthy environment. We can't wait to see you there!