Are you a foodie with a taste for the finest ingredients known to man mixed with local flair and pizzazz? Well, then, I have the place for you. If you haven’t heard of the latest and greatest in the world of cultural food hubs that is located right in the Central Florida area, then you must get to East End Market now! You won’t be disappointed, I promise.
Founded in November of 2013 in the Audubon Park Area of Orlando,
“East End Market is a neighborhood market and food hub in the Audubon Park Garden District of Orlando, Florida. The Market showcases some of Central Florida’s top food entrepreneurs, tradespeople, artists, and chefs. The two-story structure is home to a dozen merchants, a large event space, a demonstration kitchen, an incubator kitchen, offices, retail shops, a full-time, award-winning caterer and a world-class restaurant.
The first floor hosts ten independently-owned businesses offering local seafood, meats, daily baked bread, freshly roasted coffee, Italian prepared meals and sweets, Kombucha, organic juice, raw food specialties, artisan cheeses, savory soups and sauces, local produce and flowers. Contiguous to the market hall is a farm-fresh restaurant, Txokos Basque Kitchen, a new culinary concept from the owners of Spanish River Grill. The property is landscaped with Florida-friendly varietals, as well as home to a working market garden. East End Market is not only a hub for local food and culture, but also a community space fostering creativity and collaboration.” (source)
East End Market is not only just a neighborhood food market, but a cultural food hub that is inspired by Central Florida’s local farmers and food artisans. Although young, East End has been recognized nationally by many newspapers, magazines and even a few very famous Food Nework Stars; Emeril Lagasse and Alton Brown just to name a few.
With the vision of East End Market being to set a foundation for a community’s quality of life, it also offers a variety of classes, symposiums and events that encompass all things food and allow community members to engage with each other and discover the significance of their local community as well as their relationship with food.
For more information about upcoming classes and events click here!
Emeril Lagasse with East End Founder and Owner, John Rife