First Look Inside The Hugh Food Hall in Midtown East

October 8, 2021, 12:01.06 am ET  


A new lux food hall has opened up in New York City. Here’s a peek at what awaits at The Hugh.


The first thing you will notice is how spacious it is with hundreds of orbs dangling from the ceiling and tables that appear to be tucked into a forest.

Around the perimeter are numerous food stations and bars for dining and partying. Restaurants include Italian sandwich shop Alidoro, a branch of Avocaderia, and Miznon known for its Mediterranean street foods.

Delve deeper and there is Teranga offering the flavors of West Africa. Diners can create bowls filled with Jollof, riced cooked in tomato broth, grilled chicken with lots of thyme and Ndambe, sweet potatoes with black eyed peas and okra. Wonderful!

Ar Pesce Lulu seafood is the star. The food is prepared “la plancha” on a fiery grill reaching temps of up to 800 degrees creating a crispy exterior while locking in the juices. The shrimps we tried were succulent, served with a Mediterranean salad and roasted golden potatoes.

Other offerings include hand rolls by Kazunori, Kotti Berliner Doner Kebab and coffee and pastries from Mah Ze Dahr. 

There are also several places to grab a drink or beer after work, including a gastro-pub called Joseph Brothers from the Craft + Carry team.

The Hugh is open Monday thru Friday from 7am to 11pm with weekend hours coming soon.

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