Whet your appetite

Taking a break to the USA this year? Shopping will naturally be on your hit list and to keep you energised while you pick up the latest Nike trainers, Carolina Herrera jacket or Oakley Sunglasses take some time out at the mall; sit back and relax with some real American food and drink at any of our Simon Shopping Destination Malls.


Here are a few mouth-watering suggestions to whet your appetite:

Shake Shack


Shake Shack’s ShackBurger is a classic in New York City – and, according to many, one of the world’s best burgers. It features a Black Angus beef patty, American cheese, tomato, lettuce and the secret “Shack Sauce”.  And where better to experience Shake shack than in New York’s Woodbury Common Premium Outlets. Don’t worry if you are not travelling to New York, you can also experience Shake Shack at Simon Shopping Destinations in  Orlando, Las Vegas, Austin, Houston, Washington DC and Philadelphia.

True Food Kitchen, Fashion Valley, San Diego


Located at Fashion Valley – one of Southern California’s trendiest shopping destinations – True Food Kitchen’s mantra is to produce food that makes you feel better. Organic ingredients are sourced locally from sustainable sources, to craft food and beverages which tantalise and empower the body and mind. The menu rotates regularly with an array of salad bowls, hand crafted pizzas and perfectly balanced entrees, whilst also catering for gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan diners in a relaxed restaurant setting, whether eating alfresco or indoors.


Mojito Bar & Plates by Douglas Rodriguez, Sawgrass Mills, Florida


If you still have energy after hitting the shops at Sawgrass Mills, Fort Lauderdale, then head to Mojito Bar & Plates by Douglas Rodriguez. Opened by celebrity chef Douglas Rodriguez, the mojito bar has an outdoor area to soak up the Florida sun, so you can kick back and people watch whilst enjoying a cocktail and enjoying a sharing plate with a Latin twist.

The Palm Las Vegas, The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas


If you’re looking for a Las Vegas institution, stop for a lunch or dinner at The Palm Las Vegas and look out for celebrities passing through. Should you need your fix of US prime steak this is a great place, but the jumbo lobster will surely sway your decision. Stop of for a glass of wine and chat about your purchases from The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace.


Nobu, The Galleria, Houston, Texas


Iconic restaurant Nobu, has opened Nobu Houston in The Galleria Shopping Mall. Chef and owner Nobuyuki Matsuhisa is famed for creating the Japanese – Peruvian new wave fusion cuisine with the freshest of ingredients. Infamous dishes such as Sushi topped with mango or Jalapeno and black cod with miso sauce are always top of mind, but make sure you try the sashimi tacos, which should be first on the list before any meal!

Heading to the States and planning to shop?