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Eat your way through the new Gallery Food Hall in Santa Monica

The new Gallery Food Hall on Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica is our favorite quick eats destination on the west side.

The ever-growing two-story food hall offers quick and easy lunch, dinner, and dessert options in a hip clean space. Guests can bring food on to the second-floor outdoor deck to enjoy the California sunshine or people watch down below on the promenade. Comfy Adirondack chairs with side tables make for relaxing eating or drinking beer.

This Friday, January 11, from 11am-10pm, The Gallery Food Hall is hosting a Santa Monica Brew Works tap takeover at STRFSH by the Voltaggio Brothers, and Paperboy Pizza by Jeremy Fall group.  To celebrate the occasion, all beers on tap will be sold at $3 a glass to customers 21 years of age or older.

Reminding me of a better version of a mall food court, options consist of juicy beef and vegan hot dogs with Asian-inspired toppings like wasabi, furikake, and nori from Sumo Dog and healthy bowls and salads to-go from affordable Everytable where you can even microwave your meal on site. The Voltaggio Brothers from Ink Sack brought their new concept STRFSH offering customizable chicken and fish sandwiches with options like salmon, swordfish, and yellowtail. The fried chicken sandwiches with pickles and a special sauce is my favorite food hall item. This Friday wash down your chicken or fish with STRFSH’s beers – 310 Blonde, Modern Witbier, or Inclined IPA.

 

Azul Taqueria offers modern beach tacos and Mexican street food with a Malibu-esque facade. The Beach Barbacoa Tacos brought me back to Tulum, Mexico. Cerveza will be available to enjoy with your Prickly Reefer taco made with grilled cactus, pepitas pistou, pickled onions, panela cheese or a Pollo Rico made with grilled achiote chicken, creamy onions and poblano peppers, house salsa and queso fresco.

Paperboy (Jeremy Fall’s latest) brings $3 pizza slices, meatball subs, and fried ricotta ravioli with the menu on old VHS cases. This Friday, find beer like XPA, 310 Blonde or PCH Porter on Nitro to accompany your Paperboy Pizza slice topped with mozzarella, provolone, parmesan, fontina over a garlic oil crust, or a slice of the You Want Philly Philly topped with American, provolone, grilled onions, sliced top round beef, cherry peppers, on an olive oil crust.

For dessert, Sloan’s Ice Cream on the first floor is a pink fantasy parlor dishing out generous scoops, outlandish flavors, and over the top sundaes.

Learn about The Gallery Food Hall’s restaurant roster at www.galleryfoodhall.com, or follow @galleryfoodhall on Social Media.

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