We are so excited to announce that a project THREE years in the making, Maple Street Food Hall, is now open in the Medical District! And if you loved Mai Eats from the Dallas Farmers Market, then get excited because her new permanent home is inside as one of the five concepts, pineapple drinks and all!
Updated May 2022
MAPLE STREET FOOD HALL
The Maple Street Food Hall can be found on none other than Maple St and came to live thanks for Ray Quintanilla, an entrepreneur who wanted to help serve the Medical District and Oak Lawn with food options. He transformed his family’s former furniture store into a space with five small restaurants and a bar.
EVOLUTION OF THE AREA
If you’re thinking about how that means the area is gentrifying, it is, but we actually learned something really interesting: according to NBC DFW, the business owners who have been on Maple St for decades (in Quintanilla’s case, 50+ years), are in fact helping evolve the area rather than move out!
That means that you’re still supporting the local Latino-land and business owners that make up the area. “‘We’re still here, but at the same time we know we have to change, keep up with the times.’”
THE FOOD HALL
Walk in to a huge room filled with colorful murals and five booths tucked into the wall. Currently only two booths have opened and include Laotian Mai Eats and a taco spot called La Calle. We’ve heard a sushi spot is coming soon too! Beyond the food vendors, there’s a bar called Crooked Tree. Check out the Maple St Food Hall gram for drink specials like $4.50 margs on Tuesday’s!
We were big fans of Mai Eats when they would pop up and serve giant fruit juices and Laotian dishes at the Farmer’s Market so we were really happy to see them find a permanent home at the food hall! You’ll definitely want to try their curries - they’re phenomenal but you’ll also want to save room for desert, and a fresh tropical juice served in the shell whether a watermelon or coconut among others.
So put the food hall on your list and watch out for more food vendors to come!