100 High Street Update
First Vendor Lineup Revealed for Downtown Boston's Upcoming Food Hall
The upcoming food hall at High Street Place projected to open in Fall 2019, shares a first look at its design and early vendor commitments. Celebrating quality, authenticity and all things Boston, High Street Place will feature 20 local chefs, restaurateurs, brewmasters, winemakers and coffee roasters; 11 of which are being revealed today. Look for everything from James Beard nominee Tiffani Faison, making her first foray outside of the Fenway with two distinct concepts, to a modern cocktail bar by Daren Swisher and Joseph Cammarata of backbar fame, to hidden gems that have their own niche followings. The team behind High Street Place includes locally-based Rockpoint Group, Rockhill Management, and Northeast developers and food hall advisors, CANAdev.
In the creation of this world-class amenity for Boston, no detail was overlooked. A talented design team led by Gensler and Groundswell Design Group reimagined the previously sprawling, vastly underutilized office atrium that connects 100 High Street and 160 Federal Street.
Upon completion, the $30 million food hall will span 20,000 square feet and will seamlessly infuse a modern sensibility into a beautiful historic structure. The spectacular space will be marked by a five-story atrium, a green wall, a retractable window wall system that opens during warmer months for open-air dining and an outdoor patio. Robust programming is also in the works, with plans for live music, book signings, panels and viewing events – all of which can be enhanced by High Street Place’s oversized, retractable projection screen for sports and entertainment.
By design, High Street Place encourages exploration. The food hall has multiple entrances, as well as twists and turns for guests to meander through the space and discover new menu items, choosing the ambiance that suits their mood. Seating 500 in total, the hall features are communal tables, cozy banquettes, high tops, and outdoor dining.
High Street Place confirms the following vendors will be part of its collection of 20 food and drink options:
Daiquiris & Daisies – A fun, casual, and modern cocktail bar from Daren Swisher and Joseph Cammarata, the gentlemen who helped shape the bar programs at such notable local establishments as backbar, jm Curley, and most recently, Hojoko. Named after two of Swisher and Cammarata’s favorite cocktails, Daiquiris & Daisies will showcase a menu of creative and classic cocktails with seasonal twists. There will be a pineapple daiquiri, perfected after years of tweaking, and an amaro-based daisy among the bar’s concoctions; a curated spirits list with additional cocktail recommendations for each individual spirit will also be available.
Dive Bar – A Mason Dixon water fight best sums up Tiffani Faison’s irreverent raw bar menu. The award-winning chef takes her Boston roots and draws on her time spent living and cooking in New Orleans as she pits North and South Atlantic classics against one another. Everything from buttery Lobster Rolls to Po' Boys to Peel n’ Eat Shrimp just might be on the menu.
The Farmacy Cafe – What began as a fresh, wholesome cafe serving organic meals and superfood smoothies out of a shipping container in Boston’s Seaport has made its way across town. Farmacy’s “Feel Good Food Menu,” featuring local and organic vegetables and high-quality, pasture-raised meats, will be entirely handmade on-site. Guests can expect delicious breakfast toasts, customizable rice and salad bowls, Ayurvedic items, gluten-free options, and unique beverages, not to mention a few CBD-infused items, such as a specialty kombucha, debuting at High Street Place.
Fuji Sushi - In what will be the 9th location under JP Fuji Group’s successful portfolio of restaurants in Greater Boston, Founder, CEO, and Master Chef Jimmy Liang introduces a unique menu that will feature top-selling items from each of his existing Fuji locations, as well as distinctive dishes created specifically for High Street Place. A curated list of Japanese Sake, Beer, and Whisky will accompany the menu and interior designer, Brian Khoo, who has established the iconic ambiance across each of the Fuji restaurants, will bring the same level of modern sophistication to the exciting new space.
Haley Jane – From the crew at Wheelhouse in Boston comes a brand new fried chicken concept inspired by the burger phenom’s wildly popular Thursday fried chicken sandwich special. They’ve harnessed the world’s love of fried chicken and are making it in their own special way, all from scratch and with love. The menu will feature fried chicken sandwiches such as the Nashville Hot, Korean Style, and a buffalo hot honey affectionately named the Bills Mafia.
Mother Juice – This female-owned organic, cold-pressed juice shop was Boston’s first of its kind and immediately ignited the city’s juice scene after it swung open the doors of its first location in 2014. High Street Place is now the fourth location for Mother Juice and customers will be able to enjoy the usual suspects, including signature juices, smoothies, shots, breakfast bowls, toasts, salads, vegan treats and cleanses. As the seasons change, so do Mother Juice’s ingredients, but one thing remains the same: Mother Juice’s commitment to turning everyone on to how great vegan food and snack options can really be.
Noodle BOS – With vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free options, and create your own Ramen and rice bowls, Noodle BOS features generations-old recipes like Curry Ramen, Tonkotsu Ramen, and Tempura Udon as well as Southeast Asian street fare like the Malaysian Indian hand-stretched Roti.
Northeast of the Border – As Boston’s only authentic Mexican food truck, Northeast of the Border first launched on the Greenway and now expands into its first brick and mortar location with High Street Place. Expect extra fresh guacamole and a range of traditional Mexican tacos.
Pennypacker’s – Boston’s authority in all things porchetta brings its love of roasted meats to High Street Place with a menu of sandwiches, salads, and bar snacks built around the star of the show - slow roasted, skin-on pork that’s marinated in a mixture of rosemary, garlic, and fennel. The Pennypacker team’s Porchetta Sandwich served on a house ciabatta roll with broccoli rabe, onions agrodolce or seasonal mostarda has generated a cult following of pork lovers who are sure to flock to this new location.
Tenderoni’s – Tiffani Faison brings her second concept to High Street Place in the way of old school pizzas and grinders. Throwing it back to the 70s and 80s, Tenderoni’s will turn out personalized pies with crave-able crusts, loaded with cheese; expect the kind of pies that strike that magical note between crunchy and chewy, alongside a menu of grinders and salads.
Wheelhouse – Known for its amazing burger variations, from the popular Pimento Cheeseburger to the Jam Session burger, the Wheelhouse team literally has a burger for everyone’s tastes. Everything on the menu at Wheelhouse, including breakfast items, lunch sandwiches, and sides, is made entirely in-house.