The long-awaited food hall from the people behind Tartine Bakery and Manufactory has finally arrived at San Francisco International Airport (SFO). The concept, which was first announced in 2017, is being piloted by Elisabeth Prueitt and Chad Robertson of Tartine Bakery, Gabriela Cámara of Mexican eatery Cala, and Pim Techamuanvivit of Thai restaurant Kin Khao.
The 3,000-plus square-foot Manufactory Food Hall will serve travelers at the airport’s International Terminal. Among the options for diners are three fast-casual dining experiences (Tartine, Cala, and Kin Khao), grab-and-go stations, a full-service bar, coffee, and a retail component for Bay Area products.
Tartine will offer a to-go pastry counter with baked goods such as bread, morning buns, and seasonal tarts. It will also feature a seasonal menu with dining options such as warm sandwiches, fresh salads, and soups. There will also be a Coffee Manufactory outpost with a full coffee bar, grab-and-go coffee, espresso-based beverages, and whole beans.
The Manufactory Food Hall is part of San Francisco International Airport’s effort to bring in local businesses. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, reports show that “nearly 90 percent of SFO’s food and beverage leases are in the hands of tenants with San Francisco ties.”
“Our goal is to offer locally-sourced food and beverage concepts that reflect the cultural diversity of our region,” says airport director Ivar C. Satero. “With the opening of the Manufactory Food Hall, travelers from around the world can get a taste of what makes San Francisco so great.”