New food hall Hayden Hall
Where: Hayden Hall, 333 S. Wabash, 2nd Floor
Hours (Always call before heading over. Hours subject to change. As in I don’t see it staying open on Saturday’s for long!).
ADA ST. & SOPHIA WINE BAR Monday – Friday: 11am-9pm; Saturday: 11am – 2pm
FOOD VENDORS Monday – Friday: 11am – 7pm, Saturday: 11am – 2pm
JULIA COFFEE & BRIOCHE Monday – Friday: 7am – 5pm, Saturday: 9am – 2pm
BARS Monday – Friday: 11am – 10pm, Saturday: 11am – 2pm
The newest Chicago food hall, Hayden Hall has opened. This 25,000 sqaure foot space was developed by DMK Restaurants (Ada Street, Fort Willow, DMK Burger Bar). As I’ve said about other food halls I love them because when you go with a group everyone can get what they want. Like Revival Food Hall, Hayden has some outlets from other parts of the city so I don’t have to schlep to Pilsen, Bucktown etc.
When you enter you can either walk up the stairs or take the elevator to the left to the 2nd floor. When you enter the hallway with the restaurant counters there’s a video screen showing estimated wait times for each counter. You can order on the kiosk at the front or there is a kiosk at each counter.
You can also order ahead through the Grubhub app. The GrubHub prices are the same as if you ordered from a kiosk. You can see prices in the app just type in “333 S. Wabash” as the location and they all come up. Iused the app. The Taqueria DeColores tacos I had were $4 each. They were excellent. Only one restaurant, Brown Bag Seafood is on my favorite app, Ritual.
The seating area is large with big windows and you can watch the L go by. There are two stations, in the dining area, where you can get free water. There are outlets all over the place and free wifi.
I haven’t figured out any way to get a deal at the food counters. They have daily specials at the main bar located in the center of the dining area. 11AM-2PM $2 martinis and $2 PBR. 4PM-6PM 25% off appetizers, $7 glass of wine, $19 bottomless cocktail with food purchase from Ada Street. Saturdays $7 Bloody Mary’s, Mimosas, Micheladas, Sangria. Other Food and Drink Deals
Ten quick-service casual restaurants
10Q Chicken American fried chicken classics infused with the flavors of East Asia, wings, and rice bowls.
Anaba Handroll Bar Made to order sushi. They used to have a restaurant in Wicker Park.
Brown Bag Seafood Co. Fresh seafood Sign up with Ritual and get $10
County Barbeque A Taylor Street barbecue restaurant known for rib tips.
Great Lake Meat Co. Proteins from Chicago’s finest butcher shops and vegetables from DMK’s favorite farms
Julia Coffee & Brioche
Love Foods Self-serve salad bar, ready-to-eat soups, snacks, sandwiches, and beverages grab & go grocery.
Mana Food Bar Vegetarian restaurant formerly located in WIcker Park is reopened at Hayden
Taqueria DeColores Outlet of highly rated restaurant located in Pilsen.
Victory Italian A branch of the River North restaurant it offers sandwiches, pastas, thin crust pizza.
Two full-service dining experiences
Ada St. Outlet of the highly rated casual fine dining restaurant located near the Home Depot on North Avenue. Whatever that area is called!
Sophia Wine Bar Natural, organic and biodynamic wines paired with a delicious assortment of made-to-order Mediterranean snacks.
The venue is located in the former CNA Building and is named after Sophia Hayden, who is best known for designing the Woman’s Building at the World’s Fair Columbian Exposition in 1893, commonly known as the Chicago World’s Fair.