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Here’s What We Know So Far About That Huge Nordic Food Hall Planned for Mid-Market

The 23,000-square-foot food hall will open adjacent to San Francisco’s new downtown Ikea in early 2024

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A rendering of Saluhall.
Saluhall, a Nordic food hall, will open at 945 Market Street in early 2024.
Lauren Saria is the editor of Eater SF and has been writing about food, drinks, and restaurants for more than a decade.

Much ado has already been made about downtown San Francisco’s new Ikea store — including the three food options that opened alongside the furniture and home goods supercenter in August. But good news for fans of those Swedish meatballs and lingonberry sauce: There’s still more food to come from the Swedish company.

Early next year, Ikea parent company Ingka Centres will open a sprawling 23,000-square-foot food hall at 945 Market Street. As previously reported, it’s called Saluhall. The massive dining and drinking destination will encompass “multiple local vendors” and “three bars featuring local craft beer and wine,” according to a press release. The company also aims to have 80 percent of its food offerings be plant-based.

Notably, the company is working with Danish chef Claus Meyer on the ambitious project. Meyer co-founded and co-owned the illustrious (if unattainable) Copenhagen restaurant Noma, has written multiple cookbooks, and owns a fat portfolio of restaurants and food-related businesses including a cooking school and a vinegar factory, per his website. Meyer will open “an all-day bakery/eatery and a cookery school” at Saluhall, the release annouces.

London-based KERB will operate the food hall; the company also operates the Seven Dials Market in London, where it’s worked with hundreds of small food businesses over the past decade or so.

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