Crave Food Hall

Attention all foodies! Elevated college cuisine has arrived.  

Crave Food Hall at Discovery Park is now open and includes some of the most innovative food operators offering diverse menus made using sustainable, local produce and flare. Crave Food Hall provides elevated dining options for Aspire residents, Purdue students, local professional, faculty and the general public.

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Boiler Bar

Come relax and unwind with fresh, handmade cocktails by veteran mixologist Ana Torres.


Grind & Grill Burgers

Dave and his sons have proudly served some of the best burgers throughout the Midwest for the last 14 years. Expect unique twists to traditional burgers at this fun, family owned stall.


Pizza Mondo

While we can thank Italy for conceiving this tasty treat, pizza has grown to become an international superstar. “Mondo” is the Italian word for “world,” and as our name suggests, we are serving premium pizzas with an international flair.

Baked to perfection with farm-fresh ingredients, our hand-crafted pies incorporate a variety of unique flavors while maintaining that classic comfort.

Complete with melt-in-your-mouth pastas and zesty Italian street sandwiches, you don’t have to travel far to experience global, gourmet goodness.


Pickle & Rye

John Franke and Yaser Khalaf team up to bring innovative sandwiches, soups and salads to Crave Food Hall via Pickle & Rye Sandwich Shop.


Schawarma Shack

Guests are mesmerized by the slow cooked, wood fired meats, literally roasting on spits in the window – it’s food theater at its best. And its sure to become a favorite for our vegetarian, vegan and gluten free friends.

Shawarma Bar will bring the spice (literally and figuratively) to Crave. For more than 25 years, Yaser has shared his love of great food with his customers.

Born in Kuwait, Yaser’s passion for the hospitality industry began with a pizza parlor he opened while a student at the University of Kentucky. He went on to grow to 14 locations across Northern Kentucky.


Taco Sabe

John Franke’s career carried him across the country with positions as sous chef at Harvey Hotels, chef de cuisine at Neiman Marcus, and executive chef at Sullivan’s Steakhouse. He also spent several years in Africa, embarking on missions and humanitarian work in Burkina Faso.

In the past 11 years, John has led the menu development for for 12 restaurant concepts in over 110 locations! John’s focus with the menu development for each concept is using the freshest ingredients possible, establishing close relationships with local growers and ranchers, using as many of those local products in the brands, and making all of the recipes in house from scratch.


Bird on a Wire

The Garner Brothers are bringing their Southern favorites from their family owned restaurants to the Crave Food Hall. Come to Bird on a Wire Southern Style Chicken. Enjoy a Nashville Southern Fried Chicken Sandwich, Chicken Tenders, Southern Smoked Wings (how hot do you want it?)

Pair those with one of our tasty side dishes like Mac & Cheese, Fried Pickles, Waffle Fries, or Coleslaw.


Blaze @ Crave

Blaze Chinese BBQ first opened in August 2017, focus on serving the popular Chinese style skewers and BBQ dishes. The current owner Zixu and Chen took over the business late 2018. Both Boilermakers, Chen graduated from Purdue with a bachelor degree in Industrial Engineering and Zixu received his master’s degree also in Industrial Engineering (he is currently pursuing a Ph.D. degree in IE).

Since they took over, Zixu and Chen have added many street food style dishes and authentic stew dishes serving with rice and noodles, which became vastly popular in Asian community. Now, Blaze is going to bring those favorable and delicious dishes to the west side of Purdue – Crave food hall. When the Northern China street food meets the modern American food hall, a wonderful story will begin.