For NYC Foodies and Locals, Restaurants Are Out, Food Halls Are In

July 22, 2017 05:30 AM
This program will begin at
This program has ended and is being processed for playback.

Food halls, communal dining spaces featuring a variety of food vendors under one roof, are becoming a popular option for dining out in New York City. In a city where high rents and operating costs have made it difficult for aspiring restaurateurs to establish themselves, food halls offer an alternative path to profit. Foodies, culinary upstarts and investors are flocking to get a seat at the table. VOA reporter Tina Trinh explores.