Puck Food Hall is nestled on the ground floor of 409 South Main, featuring ten locally-owned food and beverage concepts.
Vendor concepts, from pasta and pizza to salads and gelato, live in Puck Food Hall! This brand brings the building’s foundations to fruition. The name “Puck” is inspired by the enduring Shakespearean imp on the building’s façade, while further drawing on the building’s history as a grocer and purveyor of Puck Brand products in the early 20th century.
Interior enhancements include build-out and customized design elements of vendor booths and community seating. Puck Food Hall will streamline catering options and private rentals, while each vendor has discretion of its own menus, offerings and hours. Third-floor 409 South Main rental clients will have the option to utilize ground-floor dining partners to cater weddings, parties, and more. In addition, a rotating chef in residence booth will feature up-and-coming talent for a temporary kitchen takeover.
Puck Food Hall is proud of its commitment to local food sourcing and sustainability.
“Vendors have committed to source ingredients locally (within 275 miles or from within the boundaries of the state of Tennessee) whenever possible” said Heather Jamerson.
All vendors must offer no less than one weekly menu special that uses at least 50% local ingredients. For example, Wok’n in Memphis debuted a City Block bacon dumpling with Tubby Creek Farms turnip and radish greens.
“With a strong focus on creativity and quality, Puck Food Hall will provide a robust selection of curated options for dine-in and to-go,” said Jonathan Kiersky, partner in Inconceivable Inc.. “We invite Downtown diners, residents and visitors to explore the transformed space and genuine variety of cuisine and customized options, which we’re very proud to offer.”
Puck Food Hall concepts include (in alphabetical order):
- Bar 409 (Craft Cocktails & Bar)
- City Block Salumeria (Butcher + Deli)
- Dee’lightful Bliss Bakery (Desserts)
- DoughJo (Pizza)
- Dr. Bean’s Coffee & Tea
- Pasta 409
- radical. (Organic, Locally-sourced Salads)
- Sweet Magnolia Gelato Company
- Venga (Mexican)
- Wok’n in Memphis (American Chinese)
Diversity is an operational principle, reflected not only in the food choices but in management and ownership. “Four of our concepts are owned by people of color, two by women” said Diane Terrell. “That did not happen by accident. We have been and will continue to be very intentional in our recruitment.”
“From Dr. Bean’s coffee and a City Block bagel sandwich for breakfast, to a hand-tossed pizza, organic salad or stir fry for lunch, to a cupcake snack and happy hour cocktail, to gelato for dessert, the opportunity for an all-day destination has officially arrived,” said Brad McCarley, partner and Culinary Director in Puck Food Hall and head butcher of City Block Salumeria.
Hours of operation for Puck Food Hall are as follows, though individual vendor hours may vary:
Breakfast: Tuesday – Friday 8-11
Lunch: Tuesday – Friday 11-4
Happy Hour: Tuesday – Saturday 4-7
Dinner: Tuesday – Saturday 4-10
Brunch: Saturday and Sunday 10-4
Visit puckfoodhall.com for more information and follow @puckfoodhall on Instagram and Facebook for food hall and vendor-specific updates.