Plant City (US) is inspiring food halls worldwide
Food halls are where several indie shops all sell their wares, this could be as simple as an indoor market, or as swanky as an upmarket food hall like Selfridges, Harrods or Fortnum & Mason (all of which now have luxury vegan hampers and brands). Keep certain foods away from pets due to toxic ingredients (garlic, onion, leeks, chives, mushrooms, grapes, nuts, avocado, dried fruits, nutmeg, fresh dough, green potatoes/onions, chocolate, caffeine, alcohol, jackfruit and xylitol).
Rudy’s Vegan Butcher (London) is based out of Selfridges Food Hall, and sells an incredible selection of vegan meats and Rudy’s Ruben’z (a pastrami sandwich with pickles, crispy onions and Russian dressing). You can also buy a Veatball sub and seasonally changing plant-based pie of the day. Keep vegan meats away from pets, due to toxic ingredients like garlic, onion, mushrooms etc. Recycle plastic packaging with household waste or at supermarket bag recycling bins.
Vegan Food Mall (London) is one of England’s first food mall for plant-based food, offering a selection of wraps, burritos, pizza, and Indian cuisine. Online delivery is available.
Inspiring Vegan Food Malls Abroad
Plant City was founded by raw chef Matthew Kenney, and is based in Rhode Island, USA. The world’s first plant-based vegan food hall and marketing has 4 restaurants and 3 bars, all created by him, along with a coffee bar and bakery. You can go shopping and even book a private event or attend one in the community space. Located in downtown Providence, here you’ll find:
- A burger bar & sports lounge
- A quick counter and smoothies
- Gourmet groceries & goods
- A plant-based pizza bar
- A Mexican restaurant & bar
- Espresso drinks & teas
- Desserts & custom cakes
- Public classes & events
- Private parties & events
- Ready-made & quick picks
- A cake shop!
- Catering for entertaining & large orders
Plant City only uses compostable straws and cups etc, it’s situated in a walkable area and uses local ingredients, with no palm oil. It’s even powered by renewable energy. Due to there being no elevator, only the 1st floor is wheelchair-accessible, but they are happy to serve meals from any restaurant on any floor, direct to you. They also offer pick-up and home delivery within 10 miles.
Shady Pines Food Court (Portland, USA) has recently launched in the land of the food cart. Street food is very popular in this eco city, and this food court houses six of them together, along with indoor and outdoor seating areas: You’ll find:
- Cajun-Creole food
- Persian noodle soaps
- Soft-serve ice cream
- Mac & cheese
- Comfort food
There is also a night market, if you’re a vegan truck driver!