From cupcakes to ramen, New York prides itself on setting culinary trends. Now, it seems the city is playing catch-up on one: food courts. Recently opened ones include Gotham West Market in Hells’ Kitchen and Hudson Eats at the edge of the financial district. Coming soon: Berg’n in Crown Heights and two more at and near Grand Central.
The big question is: Why now? And is their arrival a good thing?
My latest story on WNYC explores the new trend.
Have a listen and feedback welcome.