Housed in a former church building in the heart of Orlando’s Audubon Park Garden District, East End Market is all about community.

Since opening in 2013, this dynamic two-story building has become a cultural hub for the City Beautiful featuring the area’s top food entrepreneurs, tradespeople, artists, and chefs.

Wood boxes in the front yard are filled with a variety of edible plants used by the businesses inside. The industrial-styled marketplace on the first floor is home to nearly a dozen independently-owned businesses offering everything from local meats and seafood to artisan breads and cheeses, an organic juice bar and freshly roasted coffee.

Also on the ground floor, Txokos Basque Kitchen serves up farm-fresh foods from a seasonally-driven menu. Upstairs, there is a locally-owned bookstore, a shop that sells kitchen wares, and a large event space which often hosts socially-conscious seminars.

East End Market is the type of place that encourages people to linger a while. An inviting courtyard is the perfect spot to enjoy that cup of joe or smoothie you purchased inside while thinking about what you might purchase next.