I’m not sure how many of you know this, but a while ago I used to work at Transcend Coffee! Actually, Joel and I met working together at a previous cafe, but that’s a story for another time 😉 So when we heard that Ritchie Market was finally open, we jumped at the chance to go. It has been open just over a week and we have frequented it a few times already as it is in our hood and so easy to find parking! I snapped a few photos while we were in there but just in case you don’t know what Ritchie Market is, it is a open concept shared spaced for Transcend Coffee, Acme Meat Market, Creekside Cycle, and Blind Enthusiasm Brewery. The brewery hasn’t opened yet, but I can’t wait until it does. This place is going to be even more hoppin’ then it already is. Did I just say hoppin’? Yes, hoppin’. Any time we have gone in there has been a line and no tables available. The location is perfect and has such a good vibe I know we are going to be spending a lot of time here. We stopped at Transcend first to grab some joe. I had one of their new milkshakes (the london fog – but have since tried the coffee and vanilla – all delicious), while Joel had a comp cap. We also stopped to purchase some steak from Acme Meat Market and oh boy were they good when we bbq’d them for dinner. They actually melted in our mouths. I know this place is going to put a dent in our pocket because once you taste their steaks, you will never want anything else. They are a butcher so you know that all meat is sourced local and is fresh which I believe firmly in if I am going to eat meat. It is not for the faint of heart though as you can see them slicing meat on the daily.
This place is so amazing and we had great weather when we took these pictures so I really couldn’t complain! Be sure to check Ritchie Market out if you haven’t already!