North Market New Merchant Announcement: Hoyo’s Kitchen

North Market New Merchant Announcement:
Hoyo’s Kitchen

March 14, 2019 – Columbus, Ohio

North Market is pleased to announce the addition of Hoyo’s Kitchen, a fast casual Somali restaurant. Since 1876, North Market has strived to introduce shoppers to the ‘best-in-class’ Columbus has to offer. In recent years, North Market has redefined what it means to be inclusive, inviting small business owners of various backgrounds and nationalities to showcase what makes their culinary experience unique.

Hoyo’s Kitchen (Hoyo translates to Mother in Somali) will bring authentic Somali cuisine to the merchant mix with the opening of their second location. Along with his family, Abdilahi “A.B.” Hassan opened the first Hoyo’s location in 2014 on Columbus’s North Side. Their aim is to introduce guests to Somali food and ultimately reach a wider audience. By combining traditional food with the modern fast-casual delivery method, A.B. and his family encourage guests to try their family recipes that taste both exotic and familiar at the same time. The hope is that the general public will increase their comfort level with African cuisine overall.

“The addition of Hoyo’s Kitchen to the historic North Market is much bigger than simply a story about food. The Somali community is a vital part of the fabric of Columbus and now the Somali cultural experience is moving from the edges of our community to find a home in the heart of our city,” said North Market Executive Director Rick Harrison Wolfe. “I look forward to Central Ohio residents and our visitors from all over the world meeting A.B., his family, and experiencing their exquisite handmade recipes. We welcome Hoyo’s Kitchen to our market family.”

 

A.B. Hassan and Mohamed Hassan

 

“It is an honor and a privilege to be a part of the North Market family. North Market is more than just a neighborhood market, it’s an institution and a Columbus staple,” said A.B. Hassan. “It provides a greater level of inclusivity and increased representation of all cultures that make Central Ohio a special place to live and work. It’s truly humbling to be given the opportunity to showcase Somali cuisine. It’s our belief that Hoyo’s Kitchen can and will play an integral part in bringing a whole new dynamic to a fast growing and diverse food scene.”

 

Hoyo’s Kitchen is slated to begin construction at the vacant stall next to Hubert’s Polish Kitchen and across from Little Eater in the coming weeks. Hoyo’s expects to launch at North Market this Spring.

 

Hoyo’s Kitchen
614-899-8800
@hoyoskitchen

 

Concepts and renderings of the proposed Hoyo’s Kitchen stall at North Market.

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SUPPORT North Market at the return of the Ohio Wine Festival presented by Byers!

Now in it’s 17th year, North Market has once again gathered a collection of the finest Ohio wineries for the North Market Ohio Wine Festival presented by Byers.

The Ohio Wine Festival presented by Byers will feature wineries from Ohio, our outdoor Farmers’ Market on Saturday, and entertainment throughout the two-day festival!

 

Wine Festival Hours:
Friday, July 13, 5PM-9PM*
Saturday, July 14, 1PM-9PM*

*North Market restaurants will remain open till 9pm!

Admission Information:
$25 = admission both days!

All Event Admission tickets include all activities as well as a souvenir glass, 10 tasting tickets, and a $5 North Market Food Voucher to spend with a North Market Merchant. Tickets will be on sale June 1st!

The Ohio Wine Festival proceeds benefit the North Market Development Authority, the not-for-profit organization that operates the city’s historic public market.

Announcing Mini-Super start-up concept as new FRESH Produce at North Market

North Market welcomes 20-year produce veteran’s Mini-Super start-up concept as new FRESH produce and gourmet grocery merchant

Columbus, Ohio (May 16, 2018)
North Market is pleased to announce the addition of yet another start-up concept to the historic market, Mini-Super. Owner-operator Matthew Miner will offer the everyday essentials such as fresh produce, eggs, and dairy products, but with a creative and convenient edge for the grab-and–go shopper. Mini-Super promises the feeling of your favorite country farm stand, city bodega and little health food store.
“The addition of Mini-Super will further enhance the North Market’s reputation of providing a launch pad for small businesses,” said Rick Harrison Wolfe, Executive Director North Market Development Authority. “North Market is excited about the opportunity to showcase what Mini-Super has to offer and I believe our customers will enjoy this ‘best-in-class’ latest addition to their favorite FRESH produce shopping destination. Whether you’re looking for this week’s meal supplies or today’s lunch, Mini-Super will be your destination for quality ingredients.”

Matthew Miner is the brains behind Mini-Super and is a 20-year veteran of the natural foods and produce industry. Miner started his career at Northwest Natural Foods and most recently has worked with Whole Foods. He has been on all sides of the business, from store operations to purchasing and merchandising. While produce manager at Whole Foods, he grew passionate about building produce displays. Miner envisions this venture as a return to his roots and a key element in living his passion: to simply sell great food.

Little Eater Produce and Provisions will close May 16th to focus on their very successful and growing restaurant business.

“We are forever grateful to Cara’s contributions to the Market and look forward to our continued relationship with her North Market Little Eater prepared food offering,” said Wolfe.

Mini-Super expects to launch in early June.

 


About North Market

In operation since 1876, the North Market is Columbus’ only true public market. More than 30 merchants offer a wide variety of fresh produce, meat, poultry, seafood, flowers and other specialty food items. The Market also provides an international selection of freshly prepared foods, distinctive gifts and personable service from owner/operators and is home to the oldest Farmers’ Market in Central Ohio. The North Market is open daily and located steps away from the Greater Columbus Convention Center and Nationwide Arena. North Market is managed by the North Market Development Authority, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization.

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North Market’s Future, Perpetuity Guaranteed

North Market is our city’s last remaining public market. Our survival is a result of the great support from the City of Columbus, the community and most importantly the dedicated entrepreneurs/merchants who have called Spruce Street their home over the years.