If you happen to work in downtown Houston, I have exciting news for you! We have new food hall loaded with so many local favorites right on Main Street! Finn Hall, Houston’s newest spot opened this week and I was one of the lucky few to preview it last week. In short, this spot lives up to the hype and if you frequent downtown be sure to add this to your “must try” list! Keep reading for all of the details!
The Location and Setup
Finn Hall occupies some prime real estate right on Main Street and Rusk. For those who work downtown, you can access Finn Hall easily on your two feet. If you work outside of downtown you can use the nearby parking garages or you could opt for the more green option and use the light rail.
Housed in the JP Morgan Chase building, Finn Hall has that cool repurposed vibe that we so often on the East Coast. The old bank building has been transformed in to a modern food hall with ten food vendors and two bars. Patrons can enter from Main or Rusk and will immediately be greeted by the food vendors (see below) plus a large bar in the center. As you ascend the stairs you not only get a view of all that is below, but you can also grab a drink at the second bar appropriately named Swallow’s Nest. This area feels a bit more after five and please note that although I think Finn Hall is the ideal lunch spot it is also open late allowing for after work cocktails.
Where do I begin? During the tasting I nibbled on bites from all of the food vendors. I found it to be rather inclusive of various popular cuisines in Houston as well as reflective of the cultural diversity that we see here.
First stop, Craft Burger. Operated by Shannon Tune, this black owned restaurant offers guests gourmet burgers, fries and shakes. For the preview, they served a lamb poutine, yum!
Next is Houston favorite Dish Society. The farm to table concept will be serving sandwiches and other favorites like pretzels and queso.
Amaya Coffee sits right next to Dish Society near the Main Street entrance. Personally, I love that the developers did not opt for a massive franchise for the coffee shop. Amaya will serve speciality coffee and pastries to guests.
Yong was one of my favorites of the evening! This spot overs modern Korean fare like delicious Korean fried chicken.
Mala Sichuan focuses on traditional Chinese dishes offering Kung Pao Chicken and beef short ribs.
You’d expect Finn Hall to have a pizza spot and it seems that Mr. Nice Pie wants to go beyond your expectations. They serve a giant slice that can be ordered by the slice plus smaller bites like pizza rolls and garlic bread. OH and they deliver!
Local favorite, Goode Co. offers a tex-mex inspired menu with their Taqueria. I really enjoyed their tacos and empanadas, but those aqua frescas would keep me coming back!
Oddball Eats is a Mediterranean centered restaurants that even serves dishes common in Northern Africa. Stop here for hummus and falafel.
Low Tide comes to you from the owner of Harold’s. This location will focus on seafood with some Southern flare. During our tasting, guests devoured the coconut cream cakes and chicken & biscuits.
Sit Lo will provide guests Vietnamese street food like spring rolls and pho!
As you can see there are tons to pick from and basically something for everyone! My goto spots will probably be Craft Burger Bar cause sometimes the work day calls for a greasy burger, Yong ’cause the chicken was bomb and Mr. Nice Pie because I am basic and love good pizza. Be sure to comment with your favorites below!