Boston– High Street Place, the highly anticipated food hall poised to revolutionize dining in Downtown Boston, announced it will open its doors to the public in March 2022, and reveals four exciting new vendors will join its already robust lineup of food & beverage concepts: Bubble Bath, a sensational new champagne and wine bar and the third distinct new concept at High Street Place from Boston-based chef and restaurateur Tiffani Faison’s restaurant group, Big Heart Hospitality; Kutzu, an exciting new Asian-inspired concept serving generous bowls of Pho-Men; Lionheart Confections, specializing in creative, crave-worthy doughnuts; and Mamaleh’s Delicatessen, featuring hand rolled bagels, signature pastrami and delicious pastries.
High Street Place will open with a total of 19 vendors, featuring everything from award-winning burgers and authentic Mexican tacos to farm fresh juices and beautifully prepared sushi. The team behind High Street Place is led by locally based Rockpoint Group and Rockhill Management, with support from food hall experts, CANAdev. highstreetplace.com; @highstreetplace.
“We are looking forward to opening High Street Place in March 2022, at a time when we, along with all our restaurant partners, anticipate the downtown business community will be back and stronger than ever. We want to open when it’s safe for our employees and guests to enjoy the full experience of the food hall! Until then, we will continue to help promote our restaurant partners and their existing businesses, support our community, and prepare to welcome our guests to a truly unique dining experience,” said Lauren Johnson, Manager of High Street Place.
High Street Place confirms the following four NEW vendors will be
part of its curated collection of 19 food and drink options:
Bubble Bath – Tiffani Faison’s third new concept for High Street Place, Bubble Bath, will be a playful, destination Champagne and wine bar that cheekily pairs its pours with gourmet hot dogs and popcorn. Guests can slide up to an intimate 13-seat bar and discover a Champagne forward menu, as well as red, white and rosé wines. A black Moët & Chandon Champagne vending machine, one of just a handful in the world, will be adjacent to the bar, allowing guests to purchase Champagne by the split. Bubble Bath will sell gold tokens that guests can pop into the machine to purchase petite bottles of Imperial Brut or Imperial Rosé, each of which comes perfectly chilled and with a flute – or to be highly on trend – a flute sipper. Adding to the glam, Bubble Bath will feature a Beverage Concierge and several bespoke wine & spirit lockers that guests can rent to safely stow their favorite spirits. Bubble Bath will be located directly across from Faison’s other two High Street Place concepts (Tenderoni’s and Dive Bar) and it joins her growing Big Heart Hospitality empire, including Orfano, Fool’s Errand, Tiger Mama and Sweet Cheeks.
Kutzu – Inspired by the beautiful flavors, ingredients and time-honored culinary traditions of Southeast Asia, Vietnam and Korea, Kutzu is a noodle-centric concept featuring enriching bowls of Pho-Men, as well as signature Jasmine rice bowls, Banh Mi sandwiches, salads, daily squeezed lemonades, and much more. Kutzu’s Pho-Men bowls such as Vietnamese Chicken and Korean Beef, marry the sweet subtleties of Pho with the smokiness of Ramen.
Lionheart Confections – Lionheart Confections is the premier solo endeavor from Boston pastry veteran, Kate Holowchik. Holowchik has made a name for herself at Boston’s top restaurants and her recent pop-ups, creating fun, innovative and nostalgic pastries. Her portfolio contains everything from over-the-top cakes to now high fashion doughnuts. Lionheart Confections came to fruition during the pandemic; and Kate’s voice as a seasoned pastry chef shines through in such flavors as her Coconut Miso Butterfinger doughnut (Toasted Coconut, Coconut-Miso Glaze, Miso Caramel) and the nostalgic Malted Strawberry Crunch, inspired by the popular ice cream truck treat. Holowchik was recently crowed winner of the locally based “Rise and Rumble 2021” doughnut competition.
Mamaleh’s Delicatessen – From the Big Dipper Hospitality Group, the team behind State Park and Vincent’s, comes a new downtown outpost of its popular Mamaleh’s Delicatessen. With an Old World take on the New York Jewish delicatessen, Mamaleh’s celebrates Eastern European and Jewish cooking traditions, transporting Bostonians back in time. Taking inspiration from the Eastern European immigrants who came to America in the 19th century, the Mamaleh’s team reimagines their time-honored recipes and recenters them in modern living. With that same spirit, Mamaleh’s Delicatessen at High Street Place will feature their own hand rolled bagels, signature pastrami and beautiful pastries. Steeped in the tradition of the deli, Mamaleh’s Delicatessen provides nostalgia and sustenance to those familiar with this food and newcomers alike.
Previously Announced High Street Place Vendors:
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 will also be available.
Dive Bar – “Southern Gulf tradition meets classic Coastal New England” best sums up Tiffani Faison’s playful raw bar menu. The award-winning chef uses influences from her Boston roots and time spent living in New Orleans to deliver a unique seafood concept featuring everything from buttery Lobster Rolls to Po’ Boys, and local raw oysters, to hot rocks shucked and roasted with chorizo butter.
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” features everyday foods sourced locally and organic whenever possible. Guests can expect bold and flavorful breakfast toasts, customizable rice and salad bowls, seasonal beverages and gluten-free sweets.
Fuji at High Street Place – 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. 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 this exciting new space.
Gorgeous Gelato – From husband-and-wife team Donato Giovine and Mariagrazia Zanardi, Gorgeous Gelato will bring its authentic, all-natural gelato and inventive desserts to High Street Place. Drawing inspiration from Mariagrazia and Donato’s hometown of Milan, Italy, the wildly popular Portland, Maine, gelateria will open its second location with a menu featuring gelato flavors and desserts as creative as they are delicious. Featuring hand-picked ingredients free from artificial sweeteners, artificial colors and genetically modified ingredients and highlighting local New England ingredients whenever possible, each housemade Gorgeous Gelato flavor is crafted the old way with time, care and attention. Look for flavors like Hazelnut, Dark Chocolate and Gorgeous Gelato’s signature Gorgeous flavor, featuring chocolate and caramel, alongside rotating seasonal offerings and several vegan gelato flavors. Taking gelato to the next level will be Gorgeous Gelato’s signature Gelato Cannoli and for a truly indulgent treat, the Gelato Panini, featuring a warm doughnut topped with any choice of gelato. Italian cookies, pastries, and gelato cakes will also be featured alongside specialty beverages including gelato-based cocktails.
Gracenote Coffee – With a focus on elegant roasting and exceptional espresso, one of Boston’s most beloved coffee experiences will open its newest location at High Street Place. While Gracenote will continue its focus on a curated menu of espresso drinks, seasonal specialties and teas, it will expand its offerings to include spiked coffees and wines. Gracenote Coffee devotees can expect the same dedication to origin and processing with in the new menu additions.
Haley Jane’s – From the crew at Wheelhouse 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.
Hum’Oveh – Hum’oveh is a vibrant new concept combining the flavors of the Middle East with the highest-quality, freshest ingredients. Inspired by Middle Eastern street food, mouthwatering stuffed flatbreads take centerstage at Hum’oveh alongside hearty entrée platters. Grilled to crispy perfection and loaded with savory fillings like spiced beef, marinated chicken, or feta and spinach, Hum’oveh’s “M’Anoush” sandwiches pack a satisfying punch. The beef, chicken shish kebab and other chef-prepared meats meanwhile put a fresh new spin on the protein bowl. A vegetarian’s delight, Hum’oveh also features delectable mezze such as spicy feta dip, hummus, and eggplant dip. Hum’oveh (“tasty”) brings the bold and the delicious to High Street Place.
Mike & Patty’s – Specializing in breakfast sandwiches, Mike & Patty’s brings exciting varieties of egg sandwiches that feature tempting combinations of tasty, high-quality and unique ingredients. Hailing from their popular tiny original location in Boston’s smallest official neighborhood, Bay Village, the team behind the original are eager to deliver the same egg-forward sandos plus more to High Street Place in their biggest space to-date. Their flagship sandwich, The Fancy, consists of two fried eggs, bacon, cheddar, avocado, red onions and house mayo on multigrain bread. Expect some signature items and some surprises upon Mike & Patty’s arrival at High Street Place.
Mother Juice – With a mission to spread love through healthy food and make plant-based eating fun, 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, health shots, breakfast bowls, toasts, salads, vegan treats, meal kits and juice 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.
Newburyport Brewing – Celebrated North Shore craft brewing destination, Newburyport Brewing, will debut its second tasting room at High Street Place. Driven by the mantra of #goodtimesahead, Newburyport Brewing will bring its award-winning premium beers to its dazzling new High Street space, complete with 12 taps, including one devoted to a gluten-free offering. Guests can expect to find classic Newburyport brews like its Plum Island Belgian White, 2016 World Beer Cup Bronze Medal Winner, and the wildly popular Green Head IPA, as well as new brews such as its hazy New England style Overboard NEIPA. There will also be exclusive collaborations with some of New England’s best breweries throughout the year. Plus, guests can expect to find beers from the brewery’s highly creative, small batch 1635 Series line, including the High Street Double IPA.
North East of the Border – As Boston’s only authentic Mexican food truck, North East of the Border first built its loyal following on the Greenway and now expands into its first brick and mortar location in High Street Place. Expect extra fresh guacamole, a range of traditional Mexican tacos, sangria and delicious frozen margaritas.
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 another fun 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 pies with crave-able airy crusts, loaded with cheese and crisped to perfection. Expect the kind of pies that strike that magical note between crunchy and chewy, alongside a menu of overloaded grinders and fresh hearty salads.
Wheelhouse – This “Best of Boston” Best Burger winner, known for its amazing variations, from the popular Pimento Cheeseburger to the Jam Session Burger, literally has a burger for everyone’s tastes. Everything on the menu, including breakfast items, lunch sandwiches and sides, are made entirely in-house.