As artisanal movement sets in, food courts starting to look more like Europe's food halls

  • Article by: MICHELE KAYAL , Associated Press
  • Updated: February 7, 2014 - 11:40 AM

In Singapore's equivalent of food courts, hawkers sell steaming bowls of noodles, giant crabs in pepper sauce and slices of pungent durian. In Barcelona, patrons at the La Boqueria nibble finely aged ham and buy fresh produce to prepare at home. In the United States? Historically, it's been a wasteland of spongy pretzels, giant sodas, greasy fried rice and endless burgers.

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