Tomorrow night is the inaugural Jaxsons Night Market and I couldn’t be more excited for all of the vegan options! Founder, Mike Field, created this evening market to bring people downtown and to celebrate the culinary culture of north Florida. It’s put on by locals, for locals (or as Mike says, “by Jaxsons, for Jaxsons”), and it is sure to draw a huge crowd!
The corner of Main and Adams Street (the Burrito Gallery parking lot) will be transformed every third Thursday of each month from 6:30-9:30pm. In addition to all of the various food and produce vendors, you can enjoy alcohol too at the beer garden (hosted by Intuition Ale Works)! Artisan vendors, local farmers, local craft beer and the best street food vendors around…where else can you find all of this in one setting after getting off work in downtown Jacksonville? Parking is free and pets are welcome.
Here is the link to the event page for the inaugural event tomorrow. Two things are essential: Arrive hungry and bring lots of money to fill that empty belly and your reusable produce bag!
Here is a list of just some of what Jaxsons Night Market has to offer us vegans:
Heart & Seoul is a 100% vegan Korean food truck out of Gainesville! They offer tacos, dumpling and bibimbap and specials like nachos and coconut milk mac & cheese. I had never heard of this food truck before, so this will definitely be my first stop!
Dig Foods will be serving up a variety of seasonal vegan pizzas with fresh veggies from Down to Earth Farm! I cant wait to try the Chinese Broccoli White Bean pizza with Nasturtium that Sean has planned.
Community Loaves will be selling their vegan sourdough artisan breads!
Sunrawise will be selling all seven varieties of their vegan artisan hard cheeses. I know I will be stocking up on these at Jaxsons! Glenn and Kathy hope to eventually incorporate a juice bar into their table at Jaxsons too.
Fresh Jax is famous for their hot sauces and vegan dark chocolate strawberry cookies! Rumor has it, Chef Johnny Vines will be doing a vegan rice dish demo at the Night Market.
Gastro Gnome makes amazing vegan shortbread! Owner, Robert Field, is one of the nicest people ever. Make sure to grab some of his fresh fried gnome caps and hummus, the chipotle and the pesto varieties are both delicious! He will also feature a falafel wrap and pearl pasta salad tomorrow.
The Hyppo = vegan popsicle heaven! They aren’t all vegan (although I hear from a very reliable source that they will be very soon), but the vegan flavors are always clearly marked. The spicy strawberry datil (dipped in vegan chocolate) is my favorite!
Down to Earth Farm produce is a favorite of mine at RAM. I love their fresh veggies and local tempeh. They are also a recent winner at One Spark 2014, so make sure to congratulate them at Jaxsons!
Meteor Street Produce can normally be found at the Beaver Street Farmers Market. They specialize in 100% organic local produce.
The Jaxsons Night Market is not to be missed! Lets keep the momentum from One Spark 2014 alive, come out and support this awesome downtown event.