The Phoenix Public Market, located on Central Avenue in downtown Phoenix, is a popular gathering place for locals and visitors to the Valley, and, why not? Bustling with local vendors, it is a place to shop for artisan breads, locally grown produce, fresh herbs, meats, dairy products, and honey, as well as prepared foods, arts and crafts, and healthcare products. There’s plenty of free parking, and it’s also within walking distance of the Roosevelt/Central Avenue light rail station. The open-air market hours are: Wednesdays 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, and Saturdays 8:00 am to 12:00 pm (May through September) or 8:00 am to 1:00 pm (October through April). Food Truck Friday hours: 11:00 am to 1:30 pm. The address is 721 N. Central Avenue in downtown Phoenix.
The Public Market Café, located next door to the Phoenix Public Market, is a casual dining eatery that incorporates locally grown produce into many of the menu items. This café offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and one of their specialty dishes is pork chile verde pot pie in a flaky crust. Vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, and dairy free menu options are available. There is indoor and outdoor seating for enjoying a cup of coffee, a glass of local wine, a light lunch, or a hearty meal. Hours are: 7:00 am – 10:00 pm daily. The address is 14 E. Pierce in downtown Phoenix.