Just when you thought American Dream couldn’t get any better, a new curated culinary experience will complement the shopping and family entertainment options.

The Food Hall at American Dream will be an elevated fast-casual dining destination featuring local and global cuisine, wine and beer. It will offer seven new culinary options across 10,000 square feet of unique soft seating and games, including an oversized cornhole, Jenga and Connect Four for guests to enjoy.

After working up your appetite shopping or at The Game Room arcade or at Nickelodeon Universe Theme Park, stop by the famed Van Leeuwen Ice Cream and Best Pizza, or Vanessa’s Dumpling House, which offers Beijing-style dumplings alongside noodles, soups, salads and sauces.

Parents who need to “wine” down can go to Vinoteca, a first-of-its-kind wine concept where guests can taste their way through 64 wines self-served by a cutting-edge, interactive machine that pours wine as 1 ounce sips, 3 ounce tastes or 5 ounce glasses. The premium wine experience is complemented by Italian fare ranging from authentic paninis to artfully crafted charcuterie boards, as well as beer poured with the same self-serve technology;

And for dessert, make sure to pop by Lady M, a New York City luxury confections brand that marries French pastry techniques with Japanese sensibilities, resulting in delicate cakes that are a touch sweet and perfect for every occasion.

The Food Hall will be located on Level 2 in Court A and is in close proximity to the Dream Stage, which delivers live music and entertainment throughout the year.

American Dream will mark the addition of The Food Hall with a grand opening party on Wednesday, July 13, complete with a corn hole tournament, live music, kids’ games, prizes and more.

The Food Hall at American Dream will introduce Dream Bar and Bang Cookies later this year.

American Dream is located at 1 American Dream Way in East Rutherford. For more information visit

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