Orlando's quest for foodie nirvana has reached new heights - inspired by famous destinations like the foodtropolis shops of Chelsea Market in New York, the hallowed halls of Eastern Market in Washington, DC and the daily celebration of land and sea at Pike Place Market in Seattle.
Reopening on Saturday, November 2, the new East End Market becomes Orlando's gastro-hub, providing a venue to shop from local food artisans and unique merchants - just in time for fall and holiday menus.
Shoppers will take pleasure in discovering treasures from among the dozen or so merchants, all presented in a food hall atmosphere.
Olde Hearth Bread Co. serves up natural, fresh-baked breads and rustic breakfast pastries hand crafted by artisan Shannon Talty. His artisan pop-tarts are the heavenly bliss most shoppers at the market seek.
Houndstooth Sauce Co. is the market's source for artisan sauces and marinades. Signature sauces from founder, Chef David Bressler are the T-Town Red BBQ Sauce and the Honey Hoison Glaze & Marinade.
Cheese enthusiasts can select hand-crafted cheeses from all over the world at La Femme du Fromage - The Cheese Lady.
Rawism fans will delight in the offerings at Skyebird Juice Bar and Experimental Kitchen, where a mix of local and organic produce is used to make fresh juices, smoothies, kombucha and a full raw-food menu.
The craft-roasted coffee from Lineage is a journey to be experienced by every coffee aficionado. Owners Jarrett and Justine Johnson bestow their fine coffee roasting skills that translate to perfection in every cup.
Local Roots Farm Store delivers a variety of fresh food products directly from the source to the market, including their featured local wine from Quantum Leap Winery.
The two-story East End Market also features eclectic items like home plants and gifts from Porch Therapy and rustic furniture and décor from Old Inc. And, rounding out the food services available is the onsite catering and events company, Cuisiniers.
This new collection of gastronomically advanced food and lifestyle companies brings a unique flare to Orlando's thriving culinary and retail shopping scene. Visit our Facebook album for more images from the grand opening event.
Where: 3201 Corrine Drive in Orlando's Audubon Park Garden District
Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Closed Monday