One of the best places for lunch, brunch and shopping in a historical freight house reminiscent of a European market can be found at the Five Rivers MetroParks 2nd Street Market at East Second and Webster streets in downtown Dayton.
The popular spot to grab lunch during the weekday and to shop and brunch on the weekend boasts more than 40 vendors offering a wide selection of items from delicious dining options to fresh vegetables, meats and eggs, artisan breads, cheeses, flowers, bottles of wine, delectable sweets and even home decor.
And now is the time to enjoy a relaxing Sunday there. After a successful trial run in 2017, Five Rivers MetroParks opened for business Sundays starting in June — 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. — lasting through Dec. 31 this year.
It's a charming two stop shop — grab something to eat from one of more than ten food vendors including All Souped Up, Azra's Mediterranean Cuisine, Caffeine Carl, Cheeky Meat Pies, The Chef Case, Crepe Boheme and Bann Thai Noi and then head to shop for your groceries from local growers including Carroll Creek Farms, Consider the Lilies, Corner Hill Farms, Dohner's Maple Products, Freshstart Farm, Frieszell Liberty Gardens, Garber Farm, Gypsy Chicks Farm, Harry's Old Country Orchard and Produce, Homefull, Irvin Honey, Hydro Growers, KJB Farms, Mile Creek Farm and Tea Hills Farms.
With booth after booth of local growers, bakers, culinary specialists and artisans this is a stop that is worth the visit whenever possible, but if Sundays are your jam, the time is definitely now.
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WANT TO GO?
What: Second Street Public Market
Where: 600 E. Second St., Dayton
Hours: Open year-round, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday through Friday; 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays with live music from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 31. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.
More info: (937) 228-2088 or www.metroparks.org/places-to-go/2nd-street-market