Here’s a Taste of What You Can Enjoy at the New Oakley Kitchen Food Hall

The exterior of Oakley Kitchen Food Hall’s front entrance, which takes you to the second-floor

The exterior of Oakley Kitchen Food Hall’s front entrance, which takes you to the second-floor dining hall/event space. There are multiple other entrances that will take you to the first floor where restaurants are located. ” itemprop=”image” />The sign outside the establishment outlines the nine different restaurant vendors you can find in the food hall.” itemprop=”image” />A spread of dishes that are available from throughout the food hall” itemprop=”image” />The upstairs dining room can be rented out for events. ” itemprop=”image” />The view looking down the left wing of the food hall, which features Jimmie Lou’s, La Petite Frite, Khana, and Onolicious Hi” itemprop=”image” />New Orleans-style eatery Jimmie Lou’s ” itemprop=”image” />A spread of dishes from Jimmie Lou’s, including a hot sausage po’ boy, Cajun jambalaya and an order of beignets, with a Kombucha from Fab Ferments ” itemprop=”image” />Cajun jambalaya from Jimmie Lou’s” itemprop=”image” />La Petite Frite” itemprop=”image” />Order of frites with black truffle mayo from La Petite Frite ” itemprop=”image” />Gourmet Indian eatery Khana” itemprop=”image” />Tandoori chicken, seekh kebab and makhani curry with rice from Khana” itemprop=”image” />A view toward the back of the building featuring Hawaiian eatery Onolicious Hi” itemprop=”image” />Onolicious Hi” itemprop=”image” />Three-meat plate with rice and potato salad from Onolicious Hi” itemprop=”image” />The left side of the building; picnic tables are located just past here.” itemprop=”image” />A spread of dishes from Oakley Food Hall restaurants” itemprop=”image” />The commercial kitchen space where Eli’s BBQ operates a portion of tits business” itemprop=”image” />A cheeseburger from Loakley ” itemprop=”image” />Parts & Labor” itemprop=”image” />A smoked brisket plate, basque burnt cheesecake and peach and prosciutto salad from Parts & Labor” itemprop=”image” />Smoked brisket plate from Parts & Labor” itemprop=”image” />Prosciutto salad from Parts & Labor” itemprop=”image” />Syrian eatery Olive Tree” itemprop=”image” />Syrian pastries in a restaurant case at Olive Tree” itemprop=”image” />Warbat birdnest: cheese, pistachio and walnut desserts from Olive Tree” itemprop=”image” />Italian restaurant Padrino, looking down the west wing of Oakley Kitchen ” itemprop=”image” />Oakley Kitchen also has a market on the first level, which features goods from local businesses.” itemprop=”image” />Coffee from Coffee Emporium at the first-level market” itemprop=”image” />A hot sauce vending machine at the first-level market” itemprop=”image” />A closer look at some of the hot sauces available in the vending machine” itemprop=”image” />Oakley Kitchen will host its grand opening once The Cutaway Bar is prepared to open. Local bar owner Mike Stankovich, who is behind Over-the-Rhine’s Longfellow, will helm the bar program. ” itemprop=”image” />A view down the food hall at Oakley Kitchen” itemprop=”image” />Art that you can buy hangs throughout the building. ” itemprop=”image” />A spread of dishes from various Oakley Kitchen vendors ” itemprop=”image” />More dishes you’ll find at Oakley Kitchen” itemprop=”image” />You can rent the second-floor event space.” itemprop=”image” />Arcade games on the second floor ” itemprop=”image” />Basque burnt cheesecake from Parts & Labor” itemprop=”image” /> Three-meat plate with rice and potato salad from Onolicious Hi” itemprop=”image” />A side view of the building with its vibrant mural ” itemprop=”image” />The front entrance to the second floor ” itemprop=”image” />

Greater Cincinnati’s culinary scene is expanding rapidly, and with the opening of incubator kitchen and event space Oakley Kitchen Food Hall, area chefs and food entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to develop their ideas, skills and products even further.

The food hall has softly opened its eight local food vendors and soon will host its grand opening in tandem with the opening of hall’s The Cutaway Bar.

The establishment will feature a joint-use space: eight kitchen pods featuring start-ups and ghost kitchens inhabit the first floor, along with Campfire Foods Commissary, the forthcoming bar (with Mike Stankovich, the local bar owner behind Longfellow, at the helm) and a marketplace that offers local products from both new and established local businesses.

Restaurants include La Petite Frite, Khana, Jimmie Lou’s, Loakley, Parts & Labor, Onolicious Hi and Olive Tree.

Upstairs, Oakley Kitchen Food Hall will feature a 10,000 square-foot seating space/rentable event venue that can be used for food-centric parties, private events and weddings.

“We want our kitchen vendors to graduate to brick-and-mortar locations and our marketplace partners to land wholesale accounts with larger retail outlets,” Marketing Director Drew Oxley says.

“We see the Campfire Foods Commissary being a flagship R&D location for new foods to be created and shared with the public. We are excited to create a space where Cincinnati can have a front row seat with new and innovative foods,” he adds.

| Photos by Hailey Bollinger