One-stop shopping and dining around the country
In some of the nation's shopping malls, new retail-restaurant hybrids offer a better meal than food courts.
At most shopping centers, dining options are bland—think of your average food court, said Andrew Knowlton in Bon Appetit.com. But these new retail-restaurant hybrids prove that “browsing need not be done on an empty stomach.”
Bolsa Dallas. The “best new restaurant” at the Oak Cliff farmers’ market, this cafe sells wine and local fare. “After shopping, opt for a Lone Star beer on tap and Jimmy’s sausage flatbread.” 614 W. Davis St.; (214) 367-9367; Bolsadallas.com
Il Cane Rosso San Francisco. The Ferry Building Marketplace is home to Sur La Table, Culinaire antiques, and Miette pastry shop, along with this quick-serve rotisserie and sandwich shop from chefs Daniel Patterson and Lauren Kiino. 1 Ferry Building, the Embarcadero, (415) 391-7599; Canerossosf.com Midtown Global Market Minneapolis. The 40 independent shops at this “United Nations of markets” sell food and crafts from Latin America, Scandinavia, Asia, and the Middle East. 920 E. Lake St.; (612) 872-4041; Midtownglobalmarket.org