Places to Eat

Fareground: Austin’s First Food Hall and Newest Trend in Dining

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The newest option in dining is about to make 111 Congress Avenue in Austin, Texas a trendsetter among best places to eat. Austinites and visitors alike are in for a treat as Fareground will be where everyone wants to go and offer something for everyone. “It’s where culinary meets community. Where work meets play. And where you’ll meet what’s happening next in Austin,” shares its website.

Modern and unique in its architectural tone, it’s sure to become the new hot spot in town. Located in the lobby and plaza area of One Congress Plaza, Fareground will offer the complete package of various food vendors, happy hour options, gathering spots and more. A one-of-kind marketplace of sorts that is distinctly Austin.

Vendors to date will include Contigo, Dai Due Taqueria, new concepts from Emmer & Rye, Ni-Kome, Antonelli’s Cheese Shop, and Henbit & Honeybit.

Antonelli’s will offer a cheese connoisseur a variety of their cut-to-order artisanal cheeses as well as other delectable dishes to chose from shares its website. “Contigo’s chef Andrew Wiseheart (three-time nominee for Food & Wine’s People’s Best New Chef: Southwest) and co-owner Ben Edgerton will bring their casual interpretation of Texas cuisine and strong Southern hospitality,” states its website. “Dai Due Taquería will create tacos made using only local ingredients and handmade tortillas with a very strong emphasis on wild game and fish.” To learn more about all the restaurant offerings, make sure to visit

DAB shared that “Fareground Austin has utilized local talent for many aspects of the project, including dwg, Michael Hsu Architecture, lookthinkmake, and ELM Restaurant Group, among others.”

Fareground is scheduled to open later this year in September. Among the country’s latest trend, Fareground joins other food halls making their mark in other cities across the nation.

For more information visit:

111 Congress Ave.
Austin • (512) 477-3434