Food hall

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Confectionery counter, Harrods Food Hall, London
Eliseevsky Gastronom, Moscow

In Britain, a food hall is "a large section of a department store, where food is sold".[1] This differs from the North American food court, which is where the fast food outlets are located in a shopping mall.[2]

The term "food hall" in the British sense is increasingly used in the United States.[3][4][5] In some Asia-Pacific countries, "food hall" is equivalent to a North American "food court", or the terms are used interchangeably.

A gourmet food hall may also exist in the form of what is nominally a public market, for example in Stockholm's Östermalm Saluhall[6] or Mexico City's Mercado Roma.

List of food halls[edit]