The Era of the Food Halls
Over the past few years there has been an explosion of foods hall all around Europe. Food halls and Food markets are popping up in every major city.
The concept behind food halls and food markets is nothing new, in fact they have been around for centuries. The first ever food hall to open was “Les Halles” in Paris that initially opened in 1183. Food markets have always been a place for business and socializing and it is no different today.
The food halls attract a wide range of people wanting to experience gastronomy from different cuisines in a vibrant environment with a communal and social setting.
The Food Hall phenomenon have a number of driving forces. For one, the sustainability aspect of people getting more aware of where their food comes from, the amount of energy that is used in the production of foods and the affect the food industry has on our planet. Another driving force is the increased awareness of nutrition content of wholesale foods. More and more people are becoming more critical towards foods with preservatives and e-numbers, choosing to exclude them from their diet. Social media have also played a big role in the food hall development. People are sharing and reviewing their culinary experiences online and taking photos of your food is equally accepted by society as taking a selfie in public. Cooking shows and celebrity chefs have also influenced the worlds increased interest in gastronomy.
There are many interesting food halls and markets all around Europe that draws a big crowd on a daily basis, both locals and tourists.
In The Netherlands the biggest ones are Markthal in Rotterdam and De Foodhallen in Amsterdam. In London the Dalston Food Market and Borough Market are two of our favorites. Berlin Village Market, Great Market Hall in Budapest and Torvehallerne in Copenhagen are also worth a visit if you’re ever in the area.
The team at SD Trading are huge food lovers and never say no to a culinary experience.
Please share which your favorite Food hall is in Europe.