Interior of Dekalb Market

New York City is known for its food innovations and the vast amount of people who work there everyday. Due to the huge demand for fine dining in high traffic areas, a number of high-end food courts were created to provide visitors with more variety than just a typical, lunchbox ham sandwich. Most people think of malls when they hear the word “food court,” but New Yorkers have places like the new Dekalb Market, City Kitchen, and other locations to choose from.

With the hustle and bustle of urban life, New Yorkers have come to expect these kinds of upscale food courts, which represent a plethora of cultures and offer the perfect combination of convenience and taste.

14. DeKalb Market in City Point, Downtown Brooklyn

Opened on June 16th in City Point in Downtown Brooklyn, the new DeKalb Market replaced the one of the same name that operated out of salvaged shipping containers since 2011. The new market is indoors and features the first branch-off outpost of the Lower East Side’s Katz’s Delicatessen, which is a popular New York City staple, featured in When Harry Met Sally. 

The market includes several Brooklyn-based vendors like Steve’s Key Lime Pie, Ample Hills Ice Cream, and Brooklyn Juicer. Instead of aiming for a carbon cut look, DeKalb Market lets each vendor establish their own aesthetic which creates a nice mish-mash of styles and colors. Like the appearance, the food offered in the court varies from foreign food to New York staples like bagels and delis.