How’s this for a massive new project? Due to open at the San Francisco International Airport in mid-2018 is the MANUFACTORY FOOD HALL, a 3,200-square-foot space with three restaurants led by Elisabeth Prueitt and Chad Robertson of Tartine, Gabriela Cámara of Cala, and Pim Techamuanvivit of Kin Khao. It’s due to open near boarding area A in the International Terminal. There will be a full-service bar, grab-and-go options, and some retail too.
Tartine will offer an experience somewhat similar to the Manufactory, including full service (think warm sandwiches, salads, and soups) as well as a bakery counter (bring on the morning buns). Tartine’s Coffee Manufactory (led by Chris Jordan) will also offer a full coffee bar, grab-and-go coffee, espresso drinks, and whole beans.
Techamuanvivit will be developing a fine-casual menu, with Thai rice bowls, noodles, and vegan options too, all designed for portability.
Cámara is pulling inspiration from her daytime Tacos Cala and is planning to offer tacos, tostadas, and breakfast tortas, as well as main-course salads.
They are partnering with SSP America (“a leading operator of food and beverage brands in travel locations worldwide”), and since quality is going to be of supreme importance to this trio of operators, they will be handling their own day-to-day operations instead of third parties. Stand by for more. With everything Tartine has going on in Los Angeles, it’s a good thing Prueitt and Robertson have access to a lot of coffee (and even Coffee Manufactory is expanding!).
SFO is going to be featuring some major flava in 2018. Photo via Facebook.