BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A new food market has just opened up in Remington offering a wide variety of choices, and it’s transforming the experience of eating. But, this is a growing trend in Charm City.

A variety of food markets are spread all across Baltimore, uniting communities and delighting their palates, revitalizing the dining options in Baltimore.

The R House in Remington is the latest food hall to fire up their grills in Charm City. Once a former automotive showroom, the space is now a bustling food market.

“You can come in grab food from one of the chefs, have drinks from one of the bars, sit where you want and, it’s kind of choose your own adventure,” says Peter Diprinzio, General Manager of R House.

There area 12 stalls offering a wide range of items.

“When we got together we just clicked. There was a lot of camaraderie, we are all competing for business, but we all want them to be successful,” says Farid Salloum, of R House vendor Arba.

Joining the classics like Cross Street Market and Lexington Market, both are in the process of being revamped, to keep up with these newer-style food halls, including the Mount Vernon Marketplace.

“We all come gather and eat together and they encourage that I saw a few signs you buy different food from different spots and you then dine together,” said Joyce Boyer, who was visiting the food market.

These popular food courts are transforming the way people eat out. They’re set up in cafeteria style and customers can pick and choose what they want, even where they want to sit.

“For instance, I’m getting a turkey burger from one stall and I’ll have their shrimp bisque here,” said Boyer.

The food halls also give chefs the opportunity to test out the market by providing dishes at affordable prices, that may not have been able to open a restaurant on their own.

“It’s definitely a collaborative atmosphere where people share resources share seating area, and create a cohesive experience for customers,” said Diprinzio.

A new food market will soon be coming to Hampden; Whitehall Mill is in the works on Clipper Mill Road and according to our media partner, The Baltimore Sun, hopes to open on the first floor next spring, with a beer hall, Italian grocer and coffee shop.

The managing company Seawall took input from the neighborhood and various chefs to help create their R House. R House is located at 301 W 29th St in Remington. For more information about R House CLICK HERE.

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