World's 1st Saks Fifth Avenue Food Hall Opens [Photos]

 Photo: Norman Katz

Photo: Norman Katz

Saks Fifth Avenue, in partnership with Toronto-based Pusateri's Fine Foods, has opened its very first food hall in the world, in Toronto. Located at CF Sherway Gardens, the Saks Food Hall by Pusateri's spans 18,500 square feet and boasts many unique features. 

The store features a considerable amount of prepared food items, with only about 30% of product being grocery items. Shoppers are able to consume their purchases right in the store, if desired, in multiple seating areas. The store features ten culinary stations including a prosciutto bar, Champagne and raw bar, sushi bar, cold-pressed juice bar, café, full service hot food counter, rotisserie, and even a Nutella café. 

The new food hall is located on the basement level of Saks Sherway Gardens, which is shared by the store's men's department. 

Pusateri's will open its second Saks Food Hall later this spring on the concourse level of the flagship Saks Queen Street at CF Toronto Eaton Centre. That food hall will measure about 25,000 square feet, according to Saks. 

See below for photos. 

 Saks' food hall shares the same floor as menswear. Photo: Norman Katz

Saks' food hall shares the same floor as menswear. Photo: Norman Katz

 Fresh produce, with a focus on organic. Photo: Norman Katz

Fresh produce, with a focus on organic. Photo: Norman Katz

 Photo: Norman Katz

Photo: Norman Katz

 Photo: Norman Katz

Photo: Norman Katz

 Photo: Norman Katz

Photo: Norman Katz

 Sweets and treats. Photo: Norman Katz

Sweets and treats. Photo: Norman Katz

 Nutella bar. Photo: Norman Katz

Nutella bar. Photo: Norman Katz

 Meat department. Photo: Norman Katz

Meat department. Photo: Norman Katz

 Photo: Norman Katz

Photo: Norman Katz

 Champagne bar. Photo: Norman Katz

Champagne bar. Photo: Norman Katz

 Photo: Norman Katz

Photo: Norman Katz

 Aisles of cheese. Photo: Norman Katz

Aisles of cheese. Photo: Norman Katz

 Checkout counters. Photo: Norman Katz

Checkout counters. Photo: Norman Katz

  Photo: Saks

Photo: Saks