There are many exciting changes at the East Village Market at 630 Dundas St., including a new name! In addition to the businesses that you know and love, such as Willie’s Café, Yaya’s Kitchen, Immanuel’s Kitchen, and Fireroasted Coffee Co., there are many new businesses and recent moves that have transformed the space into a fantastic local market, showcasing foods from around the world. Be sure to add East Village Market to your list of London staples to visit and enjoy for a bite to eat across the globe, right here in Old East Village.
Root8 Food Co.
Root8 Food Co. owner, Johna, has run Root8, a plant-forward resto/café, for five years in the Niagara area. She is “bringing it home” and “going back to her roots” with this relocation to London as this is her hometown. Offering dine-in and take-out, Root 8’s focus is 100% gluten-free, dairy free, and being as locally sustainable as possible.
Root8 also offers a small retail section for take-home meals and smoothies, daily soup, and monthly features.
Unique Choice Catering
Unique Choice Catering also recently opened up in East Village Market. Business owner, JC, offers menu items that each have a story behind them based on his travels to places such as Brazil, Colombia, Stanford, and New York. Check out menu items like tacos, pulled pork sandwiches, empanadas, and more!
JC explains how he first learned to cook from his grandmother and has been cooking since a young age. He is also an alum of the Culinary Program at Fanshawe College. Check it out!
Jura + Co.
Founded by sisters Ann and Wendy, Jura & Co. aims to bring together the best of two worlds - delicious, nourishing food and gut health. As Ann describes, “Born from our love of food, passion for wellness, and frustration with the drawbacks of mass-produced yogurt, we created a delicious, creamy probiotic-rich yogurt.”
Ann states, “We love the vibe of the neighbourhood and feel so grateful to be a part of the East Village Market…the market has the potential to be London's premier artisanal food hub. Being surrounded by supportive vendors who share our passion only further adds to the magic.”
Along with yogurt, you can find other handcrafted, gut-friendly products. They are now also serving yogurt-based smoothies and will introduce a brunch menu in the future.
The Baker’s Table & Pastry Co.
The Baker’s Table & Pastry Co is. located in a beautifully bright, renovated space at East Village Market. It opened in 2022 and quickly became a Market favourite! Make sure to try these delicious, authentic baked goods!
Sharing a space with the Baker’s Table Pastry & Co., QBites Factory specializes in Venezuelan baked goods including delicious savoury empanadas, artisanal baked goods, and more! Grab a delicious bite and enjoy the “taste of Venezuela” as owner Carolina describes it.
It’s a Steel Thing
It’s a Steel Thing offers a wide selection of laser-cut steel decorations which make an excellent addition to your home or garden. With unique, seasonal designs, find truly unique items to make your space your own. There’s no shortage of steel art to browse!
Bella’s Acacia Catering
Although not new to the East Village Market, Bella’s Acacia Catering has moved to a newly renovated space complete with a larger kitchen and seating area! Bella’s Acacia Catering specializes in authentic Korean food, with many gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan options. Make sure to check it out as you peruse the OEV Dumpling Trail.
Drop by the East Village Market at 630 Dundas St. to check out the businesses offering artisanal products and food from around the world. You won’t regret stopping by on your lunch break, to grab dinner, or simply browse all there is to see!
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