The SoNo Market Place, housed in a converted warehouse, is one of my favorite ‘re-purposed’ spaces in Fairfield County. Designed to resemble a European market, the large open indoor space is set up with 45 stalls, occupied by various artisans, eateries, and craftspeople selling their wares and goodies. While there were lots of things to look at, I headed straight for the food vendors.
Most of the food stalls are in the front portion of the market, where you’ll also find lots of tables; both high-tops and long, communal tables are available for eating. Everything is self-service, so you’re able to purchase food from any number of vendors and sit anywhere you like. There are also a few stalls selling food to bring home (like Gazy Brothers Farm Stand, Percy Thomson Meats & Eggs, and Wave Hill Bread, to name a few), which are spread throughout the market.
We ate our way around the aisles… a delicious graham-cracker almond toffee brittle was tested (and subsequently purchased) at The Connecticut Cookie Company, and we sampled delicious artisan cheeses at Plum Plums Cheese Company (and brought home a hunk of MontEnebro to class-up our Superbowl snack selections). After whetting our appetites, we snagged one of the high-top tables and split up to order food. We tried a crispy wood fired pizza from Wise Guys Pizza, some New England style “chowda” and plump, briny oysters from Bloom Brothers Oysters & Clams (among the best I’ve had anywhere), and finished up with some truly delicious gelato from Flat White Coffee Roasters (the caramel flavor was AMAZING).
Other food vendors include: Chocopologie, Olivette Olive Oils, Festivities Eatery (soups and sandwiches), Maura & Nuccia Italian Artisan Desserts, Nothin’ But (granola), Oronoque Farms, Up the Creek Bar, Prima Dolce Fruit Compotes, Ronnybrook Dairy, Horman’s Best Pickles, Tilden’s Seafood, and Gotta Nibble Fish ‘n Chips. For a full list of vendors and contact info, click here.
This spring we can look forward to an outdoor farmers market being added as well. Don’t miss it!
The SoNo Market Place
314 Wilson Avenue, South Norwalk