By Jo Worth
There is a new eating establishment in the Avenues, the Straw Market. Don’t be fooled by the name, there is no straw. The Straw Market is a deli, bakery, small market and they are also available to cater vents.
Lee McDonald started the first Straw Market in Pleasant View, Utah eight years ago. He, along with his son Taylor and daughter Ashleigh Mann, decided the Avenues was an excellent location for the second Straw Market.
The name Straw Market comes from the South where farmers would fill their carts up with fresh produce and goods and sell them in the fields. The straw was thrown down on the ground due to the mud. This practice became known as the Straw Market. Just like the farmers, Lee, Taylor and Ashleigh bring their fresh foods and baked goods to their Straw Market to sell every day.
They are known for their amazing homemade cinnamon rolls but they also serve breakfast all day long. They have fresh soups served daily and popular with the regulars are the mouth-watering grinders with sautéed vegetables on them. But save room for some of the best baked goods around. The grinders are just $5 and the cinnamon rolls just $1 making this place affordable as well as a very tasty place to eat.
The Straw Market is located on the corner of E Street and 4th Avenue. They are open seven days a week, Monday through Saturday, 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. So stop by and say hello to our new neighbors at the Straw Market, soon to be an old favorite.