This year, many stores and restaurants have found their new homes at Crossgates Mall, like Mrs. Fields Cookies, Newbury Comics, Lovisa, and Toys 'R' Us just to name a few. In this latest round of additions, three new restaurants are supposed to be making their debut sometime this winter. If you're looking to chow down on some delicious food while doing your shopping, make sure you stop at these eateries:

Aloha Krab

Aloha Krab Food and Logo
Aloha Krab via Google Maps

With restaurant locations all over the map, you'll find Aloha Krab in Maryland, New Jersey, and New York. According to News Channel 10, the store will be located in the former Melting Pot spot, just outside of Apex Entertainment on the ground floor of Crossgates. This joint has an extensive array of seafood classics to offer from their cuisine like Crispy Calamari, Fried Oysters, and even a "Pick Your Catch" option where you create your own dish. Aloha Krab guarantees that their seafood is sourced to the highest standards. Take a look at all their delicious items on their menu, and see for yourself.


Whealthy Store
Whealthy via Google Maps

Having opened in 2017, Whealthy has taken the culinary world by storm since their invention of the auto wok. This patented machine allows the cooks to make healthy stir fry dishes efficiently. Order one of their signature menu items or even create your own dish if you're feeling fancy. You can expect to see Whealthy on the second floor of Crossgates near H&M and Best Buy sometime this winter (News Channel 10). Check out their website, where you'll find all their yummy menu items and other pertinent information.

Kitchen 216

Kitchen 216 Storefront
Kitchen 216 via Google Maps

Many Capital Region soul food lovers know Kitchen 216 well. Named after its original location on 216 Lark St., this place isn't a chain restaurant like the previous two stores. Having since moved from Lark St. to Central Ave, and then to Crossgates Commons in order to keep up with business demands, this eatery is set to be opened next to McDonalds sometime this winter (News Channel 10). Serving up a modern take on soul food cuisine, Emrys Young has been running the business since 2018. Check them out on Instagram to stay up to date.

If you're looking to do your Holiday shopping at Crossgates, check out their extended Holiday hours on their schedule.

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