I feel like Saturday mornings are special and shouldn’t be treated as ordinary. I don’t know why. It’s just this feeling. I can’t resist the urge to make Saturday morning spent in a unique way from any other day of the week.
One of my favorite Saturday morning traditions is the Phoenix Public Market. I feel like the best time to go really is Saturday morning because the Phoenix farmers market is set up outside in the parking lot. (The market also comes out Wednesday nights.) So this visit I went with a new friend who walked into my life out of nowhere a couple weeks ago, and of which I’m so grateful, Augustina.
I remember when the Phoenix Public Market was an actual grocer attached to a tiny hole in the wall coffee shop. That was a few years ago when me and my friend were just starting to explore our local community. I wish I had photos of this spot in that day because it was absolutely adorable and no one I talk to knows the market from that time. In any case, their remodel is gorgeous. I love the brick, black and white tile, wood ceilings, and log tables. The architecture is so classic.
I prefer to start the morning inside getting breakfast and coffee, only because there is no way I honestly can begin to function until I have coffee haha. That first sip of coffee really is the best feeling ever.
When you walk in, there are signs directing you straight forward to order food and coffee. (If you come just for coffee or drinks, you can go straight to the bar to your right instead.) Phoenix Public Market serves Cartel coffee in traditional European style which I appreciate and respect them for, so pretend your in Europe and don’t order your cappuccino in a particular size.
Their menu is definitely appealing. I’ve gotten, and returned for, The Evan’s Churchill: poached eggs, market vegetables, quinoa, pesto and agave syrup. From the plates of other customers, I know for sure I’d want to try their breakfast sandwiches. They serve breakfast until 3 PM, which is ingenious in my mind, but they also serve lunch, dinner, house made pretzels and pastry case offerings, with mostly locally sourced and organic ingredients.
After waking myself up to coffee and breakfast and good conversations with Augustina, we moved outdoors to walk and shop the farmer’s market. Since farmer’s marketing is so trendy right now, it’s a nice way to be apart of and support local community. We shopped for vegetables and herbs, and like all photographers, we photographed.
I would also have to mention that this farmers market location is a decent size and offers a variety of stands such as handmade jewelry and art, plus a crowd of food trucks. So that was my last Saturday morning in Downtown Phoenix, and I totally recommend it for yours!
As far as other times of day, when I go for lunch, I get the Roosevelt Row bagel sandwich: it’s open face with avocado, hummus, red onions, sprouts and tomatoes. If I go for dinner, I get the Green Chile Pork Pot Pie.