Fulton Galley, the new Fulton Market food hall features five restaurants, a large bar, and sidewalk seating. Steingold’s of Chicago, the Lincoln Square deli known for cured fish and bagels, headlines the vendor lineup. It’s Chicago’s third food hall to open this year and follows One Eleven Food Hall in Pullman and Politan Row which shares a building with McDonald’s headquarters off Randolph Restaurant Row.
Food halls are meant to give chefs experience in running a business. The hope at Galley is that their vendors taste success and eventually move out to open their own restaurants. Steingold’s is the only stall with a restaurant outside the food hall. The rest of the lineup is composed of industry veterans. The Tribune dives into Pink Salt’s northeastern Thai menu. Italianette is from a wife-and-husband team and will serve fresh pasta. Taco Mucho serves chorizo burgers, tacos, tortas, and more. Fairview’s menu includes its own tortas using rotisserie meats. There’s a veal brisket and ceviche.
Galley differs from most food halls as each stall has its own ventilation hood. That means chefs are cooking in front of their customers. Many chefs have said that this set up improves food quality. At night, ownership wants to promote a bar scene that will feature happy hour specials. The walls feature illustrations of Air Jordan sneakers from IPaintMyMind, a local not-for-profit group. It’s not like Galley was going to pick LeBron James’s footwear. There are 27 pieces of art on the wall which will rotate every six months. IPaintMyMind leases custom art to clients and uses that money to provide free art programs for local schools.
Check out the interiors and food shots below. Fulton Galley, the next food hall from a Pittsburgh company that’s opened food halls in Cleveland and Detroit, debuts Saturday.
Fulton Galley, 1115 W. Fulton Market, open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Monday through Friday; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday with brunch and dinner served; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday. Bar open until 11 p.m. on Monday through Thursday; until midnight on Friday and Saturday.