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Eating Clean

Dryades Public Market celebrates its grand opening in the historic Myrtle Banks Building
May 5th, 2016 by: Misty Miloto

Last month, Dryades Public Market opened it doors, offering fresh produce, grocery staples, and prepared foods and beverages in the heart of Central City. The grocery store and prepared foods market anchors a major revitalization project on Central City’s main corridor. The store is open seven days per week and offers fully stocked grocery shelves; a full fresh produce section, featuring seasonal and local produce; refrigerated cases stocked with local meats, meats cured in-house, and local eggs and dairy; dozens of local products throughout the store; an indoor dining area and outdoor patio seating; dine-in options including Esses Foods (house-made pastas), Curious Oyster Company (raw oysters and seafood dishes) and Bar 38 (happy hour, cocktails and mocktails), as well as in-house prepared hot food dishes

“I love that the old school building was renovated in such a beautiful way,” says LiveWell Louisiana and New Orleans Living publisher, Maria Muro. “And the amount of fresh and local food on offer just can’t be beat!”

Dryades Public Market is part of the City’s New Orleans Fresh Food Retailer Initiative (FFRI), a program designed to increase access to fresh foods in traditionally underserved neighborhoods. The FFRI is administered in partnership with HOPE Enterprise Corporation. Dryades Public Market has also enjoyed the support of The Food Trust, whose mission is to ensure that everyone has access to affordable, nutritious food and information to make healthy decisions. 1307 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 644-4841,