As a food hall in Boston’s West End creeps ever closer to opening, it’s slowly unveiling the lineup of vendors that will fill the expansive complex. Bianco & Sons Sausage, Taco Dumbo, and Caffe Nero will all eventually operate within the Hub on Causeway’s forthcoming food hall this winter.
Bianco & Sons Sausage, which has operated since 1960, will open its first non-retail location within the so-called Hub Hall, serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner to customers. The menu will feature Bianco’s own meats, with dishes and family recipes carried on from founding family member Joseph Bianco Sr. by the third generation: Francesca, Lewis, and Joseph Bianco III. Customers can look for menu items like Bianco sweet Italian sausage with grilled peppers and onions, among others.
The other two recently announced additions are imports from outside the Boston area: Taco Dumbo is a taqueria chain with seven locations around New York City (and another three on the way). The Hub Hall location will be its first outside of New York, and in addition to chicken and fish tacos, the restaurant will have lots of vegan options, including rice and salad bowls, soups, and other sides. Taco Dumbo bills itself as a health-conscious restaurant with options for omnivores and accommodations for vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free diets.
The second out-of-town addition is Caffe Nero, which is hardly a stranger to the region, operating 30 locations in the area, plus one in Connecticut.
These three vendors join a growing list of existing and new restaurants that have already been announced, including local Greek chain Greco, Juicygreens, and the Boston Soup Company, a new venture from Marc Orfaly of Pier 6, Reelhouse, and more. Further vendors within Hub Hall include Apizza, which will serve Roman- and New Haven-style pizza from Douglass Williams of Mida, plus North End standbys Mike’s Pastry and Monica’s Mercato. Castle Island hotspot Sullivan’s will also operate in Hub Hall, along with North Shore-style roast beef shop Cusser’s; local barbecue chain Smoke Shop; and an Andover-based burger shop called Sauce. Hub Hall will ultimately have 18 vendors.
Along with the food hall, the Hub on Causeway will be home to a restaurant from Guy Fieri, an event space, a music hall, a movie theater with a bar and snacks, and a 25,000-square-foot bar called Banners Kitchen & Tap, which will have virtual Topgolf Swing Suites, 60 beers on tap, a massive television, and a cocktail list designed by local cocktail guru Jackson Cannon (Eastern Standard, the Hawthorne).
Keep track of Boston’s ever-growing food hall scene here.
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