Why go to one restaurant when you could go to four? 5th St. Food Hall opens in early October and features four long-term restaurants including: Seitan’s, Backstairs Burger (a finalist in the Edify Burger Challenge), HOM and Three Foodies. The space will also host short-term restaurant popups and markets.
“The food is amazing and it’s supporting local because everything we’re trying to source is local,” says Maëlle Piquée, chief marketing officer for JustCook Kitchens. “It provides an adventure or new experience, which is not something you can get everywhere.”
JustCook Kitchens founders Jennifer Keith and Luke Butterworth came up with the idea for 5th St. Food Hall after seeing the many barriers preventing chefs from opening restaurants, especially during the pandemic.
“They really wanted to get something going here because we’ve seen the food scene here grow exponentially in the past years,” says Piquée.
5th St. Food Hall has four operating kitchens that serve one dining room. Guests can order to dine-in or take-out through the JustCook app. It operates like a cafeteria with no table service. Instead, guests pick up their food from a designated pick-up location in the dining hall.
Currently, guests can only order from one restaurant per order, and they’ll have to place separate orders per restaurant. In the future, guests will be able to order from kiosks, which will be able to mix and match food from participating restaurants.
In celebration of the grand opening, 5th St. Food Hall is having an opening VIP event on October 2. There are two time slots available from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tickets are $100 each and include a cocktail, sample plates from all four restaurants, two drink tickets and a gift bag filled with local products valued at over $50.
JustCook Kitchens has implemented the Restrictions Exemption Program. Patrons over 12 years old must show proof of vaccination or a negative PCR or rapid COVID-19 test within 72 hours of the event date.