The Marketplace at Avalon Park is a brand new and innovative food hall, general store, commissary kitchen and event space that just celebrated their grand opening this past weekend in downtown Avalon Park in East Orlando. It is such a cool new addition to Eastern Orange County and is sure to be a delightful space for families and neighbors for a long time to come. We recently had a chance to check the space out and were blown away by both the great design of the Marketplace as well as the many excellent food and other vendors available.
Marketplace at Avalon Park occupies approximately 7,500 square feet of the ground floor of the Avalon Innovation Center, located at 3801 Avalon Park East Boulevard.
The food hall is comprised of 9 eatery bays with indoor and outdoor seating to accommodate over 200 patrons, a commissary kitchen, live entertainment and event space, a general store, indoor/outdoor bar and a gathering kitchen.
The 9 eatery bays include: Rosso Specialty Coffee, Sip ‘N Roll, Cheese to Share, Pico de Gallo, KBBQ Kitchen, NOLA Avalon Park, Brazas Chicken, LemonShark Poke, BBQ50.
The indoor/outdoor bar is owned and operated by Bowigens Beer Company.
Avalon General also joins the line-up with shopping features including quality wine, local makers, and artisans.
The operating hours will be Sunday – Thursday, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm and Friday – Saturday, 11:00 am – 10:00 pm.
HERE IS A FIRST LOOK INSIDE THE MARKETPLACE AT AVALON PARK
The award winning barbecue company by Dan Ashby, a “corporate guy turned Pitmaster simply for the love of the smoker and how it turns cuts off meat into works of culinary beauty”.
KBBQ began in 2011 as Korean BBQ Taco Box, one of Orlando’s first food trucks and serves classic Korean and Asian fusion offerings such as their KBBQ Signature Boxes (Bulgogi, Spicy Pork, K-Fried Chicken, Vegetable). A full-sized meal, each box comes with Korean side dishes including ginger dressing salad, Japchae noodles, fried Mandu dumplings, fried cheese rolls, and rice.
Brazas Chicken Peruvian Food
Having owned and operated Brazas Chicken’s Orange Avenue location since April 2006, Avalon Park resident Franco Del Solar and his business partner Doris Del Solar are now opening a second Brazas Chicken at Marketplace at Avalon Park. The Brazas Chicken express menu boasts classic Latin tastes and flavors such as their tender and juicy Rotisserie-style Chicken, popular Papa a la Huancaina (sliced potatoes with creamy cheese), and seafood offerings like Ceviche and Shrimp.
CHEESE TO SHARE
Based on shareables that look as good as it tastes inspired by a Spanish tapas-style. Cheese To Share Mount Dora opened in October 2019, offering different creations, rich in quality and presentation varying from Cheese and Charcuterie Boards, Cheese and Chocolate fondue, Toast Platters, and high-end Sandwiches.
SIP N ROLL CREAMERY
An Orlando resident for over 15 years, Bruce Galicia has run fast casual franchises in the Central Florida area for over a decade. This new dessert spot features homemade ice cream as well as flavorful Smoothies and a variety of interesting Ice Cream Treatz like “Me Want Cookies” featuring Nom Nom Crunch swirl ice cream with crushed Oreos, marshmallows, and Cookie Crisp cereal. Sip ‘n Roll Creamery also sells refreshing Slush‘Teas combinations and unique Floa’Teas drinks like “Whatz a Matcha With You,” a pink Lychee Slushie with strawberries, bubble pearls, and Matcha swirl ice cream.
ROSSO SPECIALTY COFFEE
With coffee beans coming from Brazil, Colombia, Ethiopia, and Guatemala, they locally roast their specialty beans to a medium roast. Roasting is a delicate process as this affects the coffee’s flavor.
PICO DE GALLO
Two immigrant sisters from Nicaragua finding in the USA the American dream of creating a restaurant with healthy, nutritional food, and accessible to everyone regularly. Heisell graduated in Culinary school in Nicaragua and Heidi with two established and successful businesses came together joining their knowledge. They introduced their new passion for food and industry to healthy nutrition.
NOLA AVALON PARK
NOLA’s Chef Kevin Brune “knows what it means to miss New Orleans.” That’s why he’s been bringing the flavor of the Big Easy to Central Florida for 20 years. From helping develop “Mardi Gras” at Universal Studios, to bringing “Voodoo Kitchen” to the Orlando food truck scene, to opening a new micro restaurant in The Marketplace at Avalon Park, the story of “NOLA in Orlando” continues.
Bowigens Beer Company is an American craft brewery based out of Central Florida. Pronounced Boh-Wee-Ghens, it is named after the two owners Bobby Bowen and Kevin Wigen. They currently operate three locations; A taproom and 3 BBL brewery in Casselberry (Where it all started!), A 7 BBL Production Facility in Longwood and a Taproom in Avalon Park.
A general store for the modern day, Avalon General promises an unforgettable shopping experience through inspiration, variety and community with an ever changing product list. Shop their wonderful selection of local provisions, crafted with love by your very own Central Florida friends and neighbors.
Inspired by chef’s table experiences and farm-to-table meals, the Gathering Kitchen offers foodie experiences with a theatrical flair. Decorated by a gallery of local artists, foodie events unfold inside our ‘black box’ of eatertainment like a season of shows.
During the day, chefs perform culinary demonstrations and makers host cookie decorating classes for kids. But at night, the lights dim for some dining drama. A swanky Supper Club; cocktail attire required. Date night at the Speak Easy; grab your feather boa at the door. Diamonds and denim—jambalaya and jazz.
The sky’s the limit in this shared space. In addition to their in-house events, you can book your own. From bridal luncheons and book club nights, to birthday parties and baby showers…and the catering’s in the house!
Looking for more info? Check out their website: https://marketplaceatavalonpark.com/events/