Nov 4, 2021 - Food and Drink
Urbanspace Food Hall more than commuter lunch spot
The tasty vegan chicken sandwich ($12) from Plant Junkie
The vegan chicken sandwich from Plant Junkie at Urbanspace. Photo: Monica Eng/Axios

This fall, New York food hall creators Urbanspace opened a huge new hall in downtown Chicago at State and Washington.

  • Located at the heart of the theater district, holiday shopping and touristville, it's also open Saturdays to serve the weekend shopping and brunch crowd.

On the plate: A dozen stalls with old faves and new offerings, many of which my dining mates and I couldn't fit into our gullets in one visit.

Highlights:

Photo of a meatless sandwich
Photo: Monica Eng/Axios
  • The tasty vegan chicken sandwich ($12) from Plant Junkie fooled my company into thinking they were eating meat.
Barbeque chicken
Photo: Monica Eng/Axios
A phulka in a roti wrap
Photo: Monica Eng/Axios
  • The deliciously sauced grilled chicken phulka ($8) on fresh roti from Bhoomi.
A photo of a pizza
Photo: Monica Eng/Axios
  • The sweet and salty Bee Sting Neapolitan pizza ($22) with soppressata and honey from Roberta's.
A photo of smoked chicken and rice
Photo: Monica Eng/Axios
  • The smoky Filipino chicken adobo ($13) with garlic jasmine rice ($2) from Isla.

Other details: For now, the 12,000 square food hall feels open and spacious enough to easily eat 6 feet away from others.

  • While Urbanspace technically opens at 7am on Saturdays, all the stalls but Stan's are closed until 11 am.
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