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Next Generation of 21st Century Dining: Food Halls

June 5th, 2018 RSS feed icon

Food halls, home to a mix of local artisan restaurants, butcher shops and other food-oriented boutiques, has officially become the next generation of 21st century dining. Flourishing in America, the emporium offers an open social environment and a new concept of cross meal-ordering for spontaneous eaters. It’s success in the states and expansion across the globe proves the potential longevity of a trend that won’t die down anytime soon. Since settling in America’s busiest cities, it’s been hit by urban consumers and a melting pot of inquisitive tasters. From Bourdain Market in New York to Grand Central Market in Los Angeles, here’s where you can find the most anticipated food halls in America:

Ponce City Market, Atlanta

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Ponce City Market, newest food hall in Atlanta, quickly gained much recognition after it’s renovation last fall. It has since been open to several eateries like Marrakesh Mediterranean Market, second-floor restaurant The Mercury, and Jia restaurant with a Sichuan cuisine.

Latinicity Food Hall and Lounge, Chicago

Latinicity Food Hall and Lounge is a Latin-focused food hall introduced by celebrity chef and restaurateur, Richard Sandoval. Opened in April 2015 it offers 11 food stations with 350 seats, according to Eater Chicago.

4th Street Market, Los Angeles

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Santa Ana developer Ryan Chase introduced this food emporium in February 2015. The 30,000 square-foot food hall has introduced a vibrant concept in the heart of Orange County. Current line includes popular Asian fusion food truck Dos Chinos, Latin-inspired seafood shack Mar, Ink Waffles, and Electric City Butcher.

St. Roch Market, New Orleans

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This modern, upscale food hall began as a 19th century market and is now occupied with the most innovative eateries in the Bywater District. Lineup includes Tallulah’s, Coast Roast Coffee, Elysian Seafood, and more. According to Eater New Orleans, the food hall is making its expansion to another spot in Miami.

Genpak products do not back down from the competition when it comes to innovative dining spots like food halls. Our repuatable innovations like Smart Set Pro, Oven Ready Food Trays, Clear Hinged Foodservice Containers, and ProView are reliable for off-premise dining, food halls, grab n’ go, and even home delivery. We strive to deliver top quality packaging as your food packaging company.

Don’t Like When Your Food Touches? We Have the Solution.

January 26th, 2018 RSS feed icon

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What role does food separating or fork stacking play when enjoying a full plated meal?  The answer depends not on what you eat, but how you eat it.

As a southern-cuisine fanatic, nothing shouts “comfort food” to me more than a plate of turkey, macaroni & cheese, collard greens, mashed potatoes with gravy, sweet potato dessert, and a fully baked roll. I don’t have a problem with the some of the food touching each other. But here’s where my simple-classic meal gets complicated: the moment the juices from my collard greens and the runny gravy invade my freshly baked roll, then somehow gets trapped under my mac and cheese. That’s when I find myself having a 5-second moment of silence as I try to process the atrocity of my food drowning in a puddle of liquid.

But no need for sympathy. The worst-case scenario involves the food separatist who absolutely hates when their food touches. This fear can be identified as brumotactillophobia. It’s a mild form of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), so most people who find themselves in this category simply enjoy each food item individually. Anyone with this phobia believes that food mixing & mingling is an utter corruption, and it takes away the control of how they want to enjoy their mealtime. Unless we’re talking about foods that are sandwiched between two burger buns, wrapped in a zesty burrito, or even tossed up to make a fresh salad (in other words, foods that are meant to be combined), then people with this problem prefer their appetizing meals, separately.

The cure is in the close-off.

Every consumer has a little brumotacillophobia depending on the meal, and Genpak’s Close-Off Food Containers are the best way to prevent any messy spills or clashing between food items. Since consumers are looking up to the foodservice industry to deliver the best food experience, the off-premise dining market is a hotspot for close-off food containers. They are perfect for take-outs, third-party delivery, and any other off-premise occasions. To condense your search for them, the containers are available in a free Close-Off Sample Kit, which can be found here. Check out our Close-Off To-Go Containers video below to see the food packaging at a glance.

Goodbye brumotacillophobia! Genpak’s Close-Off Food Containers are the cure!

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