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Houston’s Best Food Hall is…

Vote Now and Decide Which New Foodie Mecca Rules

BY // 10.02.19

In Houston, good food and convenience rule, so it’s no surprise that food halls have become the city’s new obsession.

These new cool and sleek spots, which seem to be taking over Downtown, are ideal for both office workers looking for a quick, midday bite, and for foodies who want options – good options — all day and into the night.

Food halls have been a craze in cities like New York and Chicago for awhile now, and Houston is fully catching on — and making up for lost time.

But what’s the Best Houston Food Hall of all?

You get to decide by voting for the rightful champ in PaperCity‘s Best Food Hall Challenge. The winning restaurant mecca will take home serious bragging rights — and an early lead in one of the buzziest new food segments in H-Town.

You can vote once per day. Get eating — and deciding.


This hip space underground in the heart of Downtown got Houston’s food hall craze rolling in many ways.

Ahead of its time, Conservatory opened back in 2016 — just think how much the Houston food hall scene has evolved since then. There are 60-odd brews on tap, a mixture of stellar local crafts and impressive imports, in the boisterous bowels of the city.

The seven restaurant vendors at this hidden gem rotate out, always keeping things interesting. You can expect everything from El Burro & The Bull’s barbecue, pizza, crepes and so much more

Bravery Chef Hall

It’s no accident the bold minds behind this spot called it a Chef Hall in lieu of a Food Hall. You could call it next-gen, more elevated than the other Houston food halls, hitting the sweet spot between offering eats to satisfy everyone and executing on par with fine dining restaurants.

Whether its Ben McPherson of Prohibition Supper Club, Daniel Lee and Patrick Pham of Uchi, or Masterchef winner Chrstine Ha, you can rest knowing that your lunch or dinner of choice is made by top talents executing their craft at a high level.


Understory has taken the classic (and essential) concept of the downtown tunnel, and made it sleeker, bigger, and more modern. As you head into this grand space make your way down the “Great Steps” and into brightly-lit area for offerings from some Houston favorites, including Boomtown Coffee, Mama Ninfa’s, Common Bond and East Hampton Sandwich Co.

This atrium-style space is flooded with natural light and wide open spaces thanks to soaring 40-foot ceilings. It’s the perfect place for a workday lunch, where you can forget for a blissful hour that you, in fact, have to go back to work.

Finn Hall

You want options, and Finn Hall provides them. And then some. This bright and elegant Downtown locale boasts 10 restaurant choices, two bars and a craft cocktail lounge. No matter if you’re there to grab a cup of joe from Amaya Coffee, devour bites from Dish Society, or sip libations from St. Jac’s Bar, Finn Hall has got you covered.

This center is an array of funky, unique, bright kiosks — one for each of its 10 restaurants. And it all plays out in the elegant digs of the historic JPMorgan Chase & Co. tower at 712 Main.

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