Morgan Street Food Hall in Raleigh, NC | North Carolina Weekend | UNC-TV

Morgan Street Food Hall in Raleigh, NC | North Carolina Weekend | UNC-TV


[light music] First thing you’ll notice
when you walk in is the arbor. There is a signature
architectural design. Hence we named the
bar, the Arbor. – [Man] What is it? – [Waitress] Cosmopolitan. – [Man] You’re not
complaining huh? – Full-service bar focusing
on local craft beers. And then you will notice
the attention to detail that is laid out through
the design of this space. From there, I think you have a culinary tour around the world. We’ve got 19 restaurants
or food related items in this building that have to interact symbiotically
with each other. – My name’s Greg Nelson
and I’m Chef/Owner of Iyla’s Southern Kitchen. We do southern
style cuisine with a worldly kind of a twist to it. Sometimes we’ll do a
black-eyed pea humus. A Lebanese style
of making a dip. – So MKG is actually
short for Makong. We’re Southern
Vietnamese so the food is actually a family recipe. We do everything homemade. So this is the chicken,
the grilled shrimp, a rice spring roll. You’ve got pickled daikon and
carrots over rice noodles. We get a lot of people
who come through who don’t know anything
about Vietnamese food. Who are coming to see other
spots in the food hall. It gives people a chance to come in and try
different things. – We think a food
hall is perfect for us because we are all
about this community. This is why we exist. We exist to create our community by helping people
around us who need it. Carroll’s Kitchen is a nonprofit social enterprise restaurant. And we do fresh
made food every day things like salads,
sandwiches, and soups. And they’re made by a
combination of professional and partly skilled staff but
women coming out of crisis. – [Man] And what do
you call that one? – This is our cocoa
chocolate peanut butter. We make the chocolate
peanut butter dip. We add crushed
peanuts with caramel and a chocolate drizzle. – [Man] So put city at
its best pizza margarita. – [Man 2] Pizza Margarita. And you’re store is? – Bella’s Wood Fired Pizzeria. – Raleigh Raw is a
juice bar and cafe. And we serve POKÉ bowls,
rice bowls, smoothies, juice. Just a lot of like healthy,
fresh, ready to go options. What I really love about the
Morgan Street Food Hall project and why we decided
to come in here is just kinda the atmosphere
that they’re putting all these new
concepts in together. – I had never heard
of a food hall before. Firstly, it’s not that
huge as an investment if we were to open our
own standalone restaurant. So this is a great start. And also this has so
many different vendors so people have a choice. – You and I can come here. I could come here
with my family. I could come here
with my friends. Ten of us could come
and we could eat at 10 different restaurants. That’s what people
like about a food hall. The expectation is if
you’re sitting at a table like I am right now and
another party walks up, you sit down at the table. Matter of fact we have
signs inside that say slide over and make new friends. Cause it is about
a communal space. It’s about a community. – I mean I love the
community that we have there. Everyone is very
supportive of each other. We have a little
bit of everything. So I feel like in that
aspect it’s really good. – It’s nice that so many of the
vendors are also the owners. So you’re just getting
to meet and connect with a really creative and
exciting group of people. – It really is a culinary mashup from all parts of the globe. [woman laughs] – The Morgan Street
Food Hall & Market is at 411 West Morgan
Street in Raleigh and it’s open 7am to 10pm
Sunday through Thursday and 7am to 12am
Friday and Saturday. Although individual
retail hours may vary. For more information
go to their website at morganfoodhall.com.

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