San Antonio is getting its very first food hall with The Bottling Department, where five different food vendors will set up shop at the Pearl district space. When it opens in late July, it’ll serve rotisserie chicken, burgers, hot dogs, doughnuts, ramen, as well as wine and beer from hot bar High Street Wine.
Bottling Department’s full food lineup includes:
- Bud’s Southern Rotisserie, from Cookhouse and NOLA Brunch & Beignets chefs Pieter and Susan Sypesteyn. The menu will center on fast casual chicken and porchetta, along with Southern styles like jambalaya, Cajun cornbread, and more.
- Fletcher’s, a burger, hot dog, and milkshake spot.
- Tenko, with fast casual ramen from chef Quealy Watson, formerly of Hot Joy and The Monterey, and other Japanese sides with Texas twists, like barbacoa gyoza and chicken fajita karaage.
- Maybelle, from lauded San Antonio bakeshop Bakery Lorraine, with doughnuts, kolaches, fried pies, and coffee.
- The Good Kind, a general market and cafe from chef Tim McDiarmid, a.k.a. Tim the Girl, focusing on healthier food
Eater critic Bill Addison described the Pearl district as San Antonio’s "nerve center of fashionable dining.” The former brewery area is already the home to the Granary 'Cue and Brew, Cured, Bakery Lorraine, Austin's Lick Honest Ice Creams, Hotel Emma, and others.
Bottling Department is set to open before Austin’s food hall Fareground in November. The downtown Austin space will include Emmer & Rye’s new offshoot and ice cream cart, Dai Due’s taqueria, sushi from Kome, Contigo, Easy Tiger, and Antonelli's Cheese Shop.
- The Bottling Department [Official]