JACX&CO Food Hall opens in Long Island City

November 2, 2020, 6:11.47 pm ET  

Photo: JACX&CO Food Hall/Rachel Vanni                                                                           

JACX&CO, a new food hall located on the plaza level of The JACX, a 1.2 million square-foot creative office campus developed by Tishman Speyer, opens Wednesday, November 11 in Long Island City. The food hall features versatile culinary options from celebrated chefs, available for indoor dining (at 25% capacity), pick-up and delivery, with a full service bar and outdoor dining to come. 

The opening eateries include: Beebe’s, Crif Dogs, FIELDTRIP, Ghaya, Lotus + Cleaver, Méxology and Taïm. The soon-to-debut full-service bar will feature cocktails created to complement the vendors’ culinary menus, along with beer and wine. The food hall will facilitate orders via Bbot, an order-and-pay platform, which allows guests to order from multiple eateries for dine in, delivery and pick-up. 

The food hall features an expansive dining room reminiscent of a modern, airy courtyard with a mix of industrial and modern refinements, including a series of arches which frame the vendors’ booths, as well as materials like terra cotta, reclaimed wood flooring, and exposed concrete, to tell the story of an emerging Long Island City. Design contributors include INC Architecture & Design, Tishman Speyer and Love & War, a James Beard Award winning brand strategy and design firm.  “In designing and curating JACX&CO, we took our inspiration from the vibrant culture of the surrounding neighborhood with its diverse people, forward-looking art museums, and versatile dining experiences,” says General Manager Daniel Cabrera. “We’re honored to partner with these eateries and chefs to bring amazing food and an inviting gathering space for friends, family, co-workers and visitors in Long Island City.” 

JACX&CO will be open for lunch and dinner Monday - Friday from 11:00am - 9:00pm (with weekend hours to come), and extended hours for the food hall’s all day-café: Ghaya (7:00am - 9:00pm). Further details about JACX&CO’s COVID-19 protocols can be found via www.jacxandco.com and guests can reach the food hall at 929-510-7040.

Photo: Beebe's/ Rachel Vanni                                                                                  

JACX&CO’s Eateries include:

With thoughtful ingredients and creatively assembled pies, Beebe’s is known for crispy, thin-crust pizza, paying tribute to New York City’s original-style pies. Born in Long Island City, Beebe’s serves plates and pies inspired by Italian and New York classics.   

Crif Dogs
The East Village hot dog icon Crif Dogs has been serving New York's most beloved dogs since 2001. The menu features handmade and naturally smoked signature franks covered with inventive toppings served alongside griddled burgers, tater tots and seasonal crafted soft drinks on draft.

Founded by James Beard-Award Winning Chef JJ Johnson in 2019 – with its flagship location on Malcolm X Boulevard in Harlem– FIELDTRIP celebrates culture through the lens of rice, a foundational and universal ingredient that is found at the center of tables in almost every culture. Guests can expect signature rice bowls featuring global rice varietals and flavors.

Photo: Ghaya/Rachel Vanni

James Beard award winning pastry chef Ghaya Oliveira combines her Tunisian roots and classical French training at her namesake café. With a focus on innovation and the integrity of each ingredient, Ghaya’s menu is eclectic, creative and highlights seasonal and local produce in each dish.

Lotus + Cleaver 
Lotus + Cleaver is the new Chinese fast casual restaurant from Partner Erika Chou and executive chef Doron Wong of Rivers and Hills Hospitality, the team behind popular Thai restaurant Wayla and the newly opened Japanese-Italian concept Kimika. Lotus + Cleaver offers a menu that highlights a mix of traditional and modern Chinese flavors featuring locally sourced ingredients in curated and make-your-own bowls, fresh salads, and seasonal market sides.

Méxology offers a fresh Mexican experience with authentic techniques and traditional recipes from Chef Ivy Stark. Dedicated to using locally sourced, naturally raised and organic ingredients whenever possible, Méxology (which also has a location in Time Out Market in Dumbo, Brooklyn) features bright flavors and fresh ideas with plates, bowls, tacos, and sides.

Photo: Taim, Lotus + Cleaver/Rachel Vanni

Meaning “tasty” in Hebrew, Chef Einat Admony opened Taïm in 2005 in the West Village to serve Israeli inspired Mediterranean street food using the finest quality ingredients and spices. Aptly named “the queen of falafel” by The New York Times, Chef Admony shares her love for the dish as well as other award winning pita sandwiches, fresh salads and bowls, and tantalizing mezze.

Al Volo
From Stella Hospitality Group, the team behind the popular Long Island City restaurant Levante, comes Al Volo, a new Italian eatery serving paninis, arancini and provisions prepared "on the fly." Utilizing high-quality and meticulously-sourced ingredients, Al Volo brings flavors from a traditional Italian salumeria to LIC.

With an emphasis on responsibly sourced, seasonal, and high quality ingredients, Kissaki (which currently has two locations in Manhattan and one in the Hamptons) upholds the highest standard of knowledge and hospitality and offers guests traditional and time honored omakase sushi and kaiseki dishes from Executive Chef Mark Garcia.

The Bar at JACX&CO (Coming Soon!)

To complement each culinary concepts’ menu, the full-service bar offers classic cocktails and a list of local beer and wine with suggested pairings for guests to explore. 

JACX&CO is located at 28-17 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City, NY 

See more images of the Food Hall click here  


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