The East End Market is seriously AWESOME.
When I heard the news of this neighborhood market and food hub opening featuring some of Central Florida’s top food entrepreneurs, tradespeople, artists, and chefs; I couldn’t wait for the chance check it out.
This little gem is located in the heart of Audubon Park, where you can also find some of my other favorite places: Park Ave CD’s, the Audubon Park Farmers Market on Monday nights, Stardust Coffee & Video, Sushi Lola’s, and Redlight Redlight. Seriously, one amazing place after another.
I was dying to see what East End was all about, so when I pulled up and saw a little garden outside with some picnic benches and people gathered, my heart just jumped a little. I love anything that is fresh, local, and brings the community together.
Quick note: Some of the places I share in this post are not open anymore. Many are still there, but some have circulated out. One thing you can count on is that every business located in the East End Market has the same charm, freshness, and delight from the one before. You can’t go wrong. Please keep reading…
Such a refreshing and delightful neighborhood inside an already amazing neighborhood. Everyone was so kind and just looked alive and happy. I felt welcomed and at home right away.
I was overwhelmed at first, so I walked to the back and then made my way forward. I first noticed a little coffee place called Lineage. It was closed, so I can’t wait to go back and try it out. Looks awesome!
After that, I walked into this little place where there were amazing plants and embellishments for the home and outdoors.
Then, I walked by La Femme du Fromage, which specializes in hand crafted, artisan cheeses from around the world. Any cheese lovers dream come true!
Finally, making my way to the front, I was pleased to find a spot with local and natural cleaners for the home as well as natural skin care products. This little area is also where you can find all local produce, eggs, meat, honey, and jams.
There was a little counter with cheese samples and beer on tap, and wine for purchase. I went ahead and purchased a lotion called “Whip’d Cream Natural Skin Nourishment,” which is amazing and made my skin incredibly soft!
I also purchased some of the all purpose cleaner by City Maid Green. It’s not only for me, but I have a cat so I like to make sure I have as much natural around the home as I can.
Next to that was a bakery with cakes and pastries that looked to-die-for! It took all of my control to not buy a slice!
Made my last stop at Skyebird, a juice Bar and smoothie bar, and experimental kitchen. I was impressed with their variety. They had a mix of local and organic produce to make fresh juices, smoothies, kombucha, and a raw food menu.
I ordered the Thai Hot juice which made my taste buds really happy. Everyone was really friendly. They all asked me how my day was and offered me samples of superfood smoothies.
Such an amazing spot. They also give you mason jars as the to go cups, and when you bring them back you get $.50 off your next purchase. Pretty fabulous if you ask me.
East End offers so much more than this already phenomenal experience. I can’t wait to attend some of their events and just spend some more time trying out new products, or even sitting in their porch working on my next blog!
It makes me so happy to have a place like this right down the road from me. You know, Orlando’s turned into a pretty cool place.
Have you been to the East End Market? Tried the food or products? What do you think? What’s your favorite thing about it?