First Bites

What You'll Be Eating at Jackson Food Hall

Jackson Hall is now open for business inside the Civica Center of Jackson Health District.

A partnership of the Wynwood Yard's Della Heiman and restaurateur Ken Lyon, the 10,000-square-foot hall offers six food concepts and a mini-marketplace and gift shop, as well as a positivity library where people can borrow or buy books.

The modern hall is accented by bright colors, including blue walls stenciled with fruits and vegetables. The Radiate Apothecary + Bar is the hall's focal point, serving beer, wine, kombucha, and spirits curated by Susan Duprey, a certified nutritionist, former bartender, and founder of Radiate Miami.
The food concepts are lined up along the southern wall of the hall, and the entire culinary program is spearheaded by Miami chefs Julie Frans and Nicole Votano. Votano developed all of the recipes to be free of hormones, antibiotics, partially hydrogenated oils, synthetic colorings and preservatives, artificial sweeteners, high fructose corn syrup, and other highly refined sweeteners.

Frans is charged with creating the educational component of the hall, including a color-coded menu that guides patients at neighboring medical centers to meals tailored to their dietary needs.

The five eateries include Della Bowls, the plant-based-bowl concept that Della Heiman founded and debuted at the Wynwood Yard.
Charcoal offers rotisserie meats cooked on a Josper grill. Sides include roasted potatoes and vegetables.
Leo & Bloom Delicatessen serves sandwiches, soups, and salads.
Little Island Poke serves salmon, spicy tuna, and vegan poke bowls.
Finally, Levante offers tangy Mediterranean kebabs, hummus, and tahini.

The hall will also offer a robust line of programming, including wellness classes, community talks, and a Friday happy hour.

Jackson Hall. 1050 NW 14th St., Miami; Monday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times. She has been featured on Cooking Channel's Eat Street and Food Network's Great Food Truck Race. She won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature about what it's like to wait tables.
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