Get ready for something totally jättebra (that’s Swedish for “great”). Saluhall is a surprisingly new kind of food hall and an exciting place to eat, drink and explore in the heart of San Francisco. Showcasing five Bay Area restaurateurs, an in-house bakery, burger bar, soft serve shack, three bars and, for those who dream of stepping to the other side of the pass, they’ve built a unique, community-focused cooking school to inspire the next great bakery aficionados of the future.

Saluhall is a new kind of food hall that’s anything but your average food court. Think Scandinavian-inspired vibes, seriously delicious eats, and a community hub where everyone feels welcome. This expansive new food hall brought to you by furniture giant IKEA. Inside the IKEA-anchored mall at 945 Market Street, the bustling two-story culinary destination spans a whopping 23,000-square feet and has room to seat 450 hungry shoppers. The food hall comes complete with co-working and event areas, just 0.7 miles from NEMA San Francisco.

There are two stories of food hall and co-working goodness, with 11 food businesses in total. Eater SF gives us the scoop on the new Ikea-owned marketplace that is full of pastries, mofongo, burgers, curry burritos, and so, so much more. There are about 450 seats throughout the entire space. Seats are food hall-y, and not within each restaurant or outlet. There’s lots of communal table seating as well as three- and four-top tables, too.

Learn more about the incredible local chefs serving up the good stuff daily at Saluhall:

Curry Up Now. First to wrap an Indian curry in a burrito and turn it into the perfect street food mash-up, Curry Up Now has been spreading spice across SF since Akash and his wife, Rana, founded the company back in 2009. Expect Curry Up Now's menu to pack a serious punch - serving up Punjabi burritos, deconstructed samosas, epic vada pavs, and more. All approved by Akash's most critical taste testers, his family.

Casa Borinquena. Chef Lulu is a vegan queen and the masterful chef behind Casa Borinqueña. Hailing from a Puerto Rican neighborhood in Brooklyn, Chef Lulu is fueled by a passion to bring the authentic flavors of her childhood to a new audience. From empanadas to skewers, rice plates, and incredible desserts, Chef Lulu takes pride in her 100% plant-based menu.

Momo Noodle. Ready for some spice? Inspired by childhood memories of Banmian spicy noodles served up for breakfast, and a deep-rooted passion for Sichuan cuisine, June Gao founded MOMO to get out of her fast-paced tech job as a game designer and bring more delicious flavor to the streets of San Francisco. MOMO serves up steaming hot noodles that'll make your palate do a little happy dance. From her hot and spicy noodles to delicious plant-based delights like her homemade tofu rice noodles. June puts the same amount of passion, fun, and homemade chilli oil into each and every bowl.

La Venganza. Chef Raul Medina is a true Willy Wonka when it comes to plant-based protein. This Oakland favorite uses innovative techniques and flavorful ingredients to create vegan versions of your favorite Mexican dishes. His creations even claimed the title of 'Best Los Angeles Taco' at the Taco Madness contest, winning first place over 32 other non-vegan competitors. La Venganza will be turning up the heat at Saluhall with its meticulously crafted tacos, burritos, tortas, and more. It's everything the best local taquerias should be—just vegan!

Kayma. Husband and wife duo Mounir and Wafa are bringing a taste of Algerian hospitality to Saluhall. With KAYMA, they use food to bring people together around the table—serving up Algerian dishes like Coca, a puff pastry pie stuffed with vegetables, and their mezze salad packed full of fire-roasted eggplant, black olives, and greens, served with wholewheat flatbread. Their signature vegan dish is pretty special - a 'steak' made from pressed lion's mane mushroom, marinated in beetroot juice for color, and coated in ras el hanout. You've got to try this one to believe just how good it is.

Snöberg. Ready for a sweet treat? Snöberg, is your new go-to spot for soft serve bliss. Snöberg's creamy creations are spun with Oatly goodness and are 100% dairy-free. Keep it classic, or add inventive toppings like unicorn dust, house-made fruit syrups, and freshly baked Feuilletine flakes.

Smörgåsland. Welcome to Smörgåsland, an all-day Scandinavian-inspired bakery! All baked goods are made in-house, baked on-site and we take pride in baking throughout the day to indulge all your senses. Smorgasland offers a thoughtful menu, from fresh-baked breads and pastries to savory breakfast, lunch, and dinner options. Think warm, comforting dishes alongside lighter fare, all crafted with high-quality ingredients and a touch of Scandi flair. Whether you're craving a cardamom swirl, a hearty open-faced sandwich or a plant-forward fare Smorgasland will tickle your taste buds.

Burgare Bar. Saluhall's Burgare Bar rewrites the plant-based burger rulebook. Forget dry patties – these are juicy, flavor-exploding creations. Staring Beyond Meat patties in classics like the Cheeseburger, and more adventurous options like the Smorrebun, featuring house roe, smoked cheese, and crispy onions. Feeling super hungry? The Big Enorm boasts a double Beyond patty and a symphony of toppings. Pair your burger with a seasonal slaw or decadent Lastad Fries loaded with sauce, onions, and pickles.

Eater SF reports there are a few early front runners for must-try items at this Market Street testament to veganism and international eats. Already, a few high watermark dishes include Snöberg’s strawberry sorbet with house-invented topping Unicorn Powder (crushed dried edible flowers); the mofongo at Casa Borinqueña; Burgare Bar’s Beyond Meat patty and vegan Cheeze cheeseburger; and the plant-based carnitas taco at La Venganza. Also notable is just about anything found at Smörgåsland, as baker Claus Meyer is formerly of “World’s Best” Noma, and is the mind behind the bakery’s treats and much of Saluhall’s final culinary vision.

Master the Art of Cookery at Cookery Skola. Saluhall’s Cookery Skola is an on-site cooking school tucked in the back of the 2nd floor. A space for chefs of all levels, with a program of classes ranging from where you can unleash your inner chef. Classes range from basic knife skills to Scandinavian bread-baking. The perfect place to learn a new skill, entertain a client or team, or get the family together over food. and are a perfect team-building or family-friendly activity. All classes are hands-on, led by experienced chef instructors, and available for private individuals, either solo or in groups.

Cheers! Saluhall is home to three great bars. The Lagom Bar is home to a mix of house classics alongside low and no alcohol offers to get you started. Upstairs at the Punsch Bar, you’ll find our full menu alongside Nordic-inspired cocktails. At the Sauna, find classic cocktails for the serious drinker. Beer comes from Fort Point Beer Company, wine from Broc Cellars, coffee from Timeless Coffee, and tea from Blue Willow Tea.

But Saluhall isn't just a feast for your stomach, it's a treat for the senses. "The space itself is amazing," La Venganza’s chef-owner Raul Medina told the San Francisco Chronicle, praising the hall as "a place you can chill at for a while." With its prime location and accessible BART access, Medina believes it's the perfect hub to broaden his reach and make plant-based tacos "ubiquitous." Let it be known whether you're doing a mad dash through downtown or seeking a leisurely culinary escape, Saluhall checks all the boxes.

We can’t wait to visit our new neighbors soon!

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