Around the corner from Hollerbach’s Willow Tree Cafe in historic downtown Sanford is this hidden gem of a German market: Magnolia Square Market. They feature authentic German deli meats, bratwursts, cheeses, beers, German chocolates, and even have gluten-free baked goods.
Everything is very clean and new here, I think it was recently built. On one side there is an entire section with home-brewing materials and grains so that you can bring home the joys of the Willow Tree Cafe with you and make it yourself. They even have classes that you can sign up for to learn more about home-brewing. You can even buy a “boot” and other beer mugs as soon at the Willow Tree.
One of my favorite items from this shop was the chocolate rum balls, decadent, rich chocolate cake balls that were just amazing. I picked up a few other chocolates and some gelbwurst and leberkase deli meats that were recommended to me by a very friendly fellow patron at the market. The staff here were all very kind and gracious with suggestions as well.
Check out the posts also from Leon of LakeMaryFoodCritic and Magnolia Square Market’s own blog by an American Girl in a German Deli.
Photos around the shop