1-800-Lucky, a popular Miami food hall that’s packed with Asian eateries, is officially on its way to Houston.
Construction permits filed with the City of Houston indicate that the location at 2300 Louisiana Street that will eventually house 1-800-Lucky in Midtown is currently undergoing renovations. Leasing documents from real estate firm Cushman & Wakefield indicate that 1-800-Lucky has signed a five year lease on the 15,000 square foot space that’s set to begin early next year. According to Eater Miami, 1-800-Lucky was the city’s first food hall, debuting in 2017, and is a project of restaurateurs Sven Vogtland and Alan Drummond.
A true one-stop-shop, 1-800-Lucky is described as “equal parts food hall, record shop, convenience store, and karaoke bar,” which means that diners will be able to feast on taiyaki ice cream cones while sipping frozen beer and browsing the record shop’s wares or listening to live music. No official vendors for 1-800-Lucky’s Texas outpost have been announced just yet, but if the Miami outpost is any indication, diners can expect everything from sushi and Chinese barbecue to dim sum and Vietnamese deli fare.
Of course, 1-800-Lucky is not the first food hall to invade Houston, and it won’t be the last. The city has exploded with food halls since the first arrived in 2015 — Conservatory, Understory, Finn Hall, Politan Row, and Bravery Chef Hall are open now — and even more are in the works, including Lyric Market and Oui Eats. Oh, and there’s also the mysterious Post HTX project that will apparently house a restaurant from chef Paul Qui.
Clearly, the food hall trend shows no signs of slowing in Houston. 1-800-Lucky is expected to open in the first quarter of 2020. Stay tuned for an official opening date.