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Indulge in Spring’s Harvest!

Spring is officially here! And while our modern day grocery stores may carry all types of fruits and veggies throughout the year – it’s still refreshing to indulge in the best locally-grown produce that is best eaten in the Spring! Dig into some of our favorites of the season…

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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Corned Beef & Cabbage!

Contrary to popular belief, Corned Beef and Cabbage is not a traditional meal you’d find in Dublin on St. Patrick’s Day. Instead, Corned Beef and Cabbage has become a meal we often associate with St. Pat’s in America. So how has this beloved dish become so synonymous with the Irish? Learn about the history behind this popular meal…and get a delicious, and super easy recipe to for Corned Beef and Cabbage to make on your own!

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Comfort Food Classics

Depending on which groundhog you’re following these days, we may be in for an early spring… or, according to Punxsutawney Phil (the most famous Groundhog from Pennsylvania), we have another six weeks of winter ahead of us! But don’t fret – because cold, harsh winters also mean more warm and delicious comfort foods to enjoy! Let us share some of our favorite cold weather “pies” with you; made fresh from one of our newest shops, Myers of Keswick!

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‘Ode to Chocolate’

Valentine’s Day is next week, and whether you’ve planned a romantic getaway or booked a fancy dinner reservation – there are two things your significant other will likely expect regardless of your plans… one being the flowers, and second being the chocolate! Feast your eyes on the chocolate finds we’re sweet on this Valentine’s.

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Mercato Must-Have: Halal Meats

Not only is this week’s must-have one of our favorites, but a Mercato customer favorite as well! We know many of you have already tried the Halal products from one of our top merchants, Honest Chops Butchery, but we’re determined to have you all try it! See what makes Halal Meats so popular, and sooo delicious!

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Mercato Must-Have: Fresh Mozzarella

The process of making fresh mozzarella is an art form! The ingredients, the preparation, the methodology of kneading the curd; it’s a meticulous process that is vastly underappreciated. One misstep could lead to unpleasant results. But in the right hands, the end result is a glorious bite of delicate, melt-in-your-mouth goodness! Get ready to dig in to this week’s Mercato Must-Have: Fresh Mozzarella. (more…)

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Mercato Must-Have: Wagyu Beef

January is all about trying new things at Mercato! This week, we’re excited to bring you our latest Mercato Must-Have. This must-have is something you may have stumbled across on the menu of a fine restaurant or as an ingredient in a gourmet cookbook. Drum roll please…it’s Wagyu Beef! What is it? And, why is it so amazing? Read on to learn more!

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Mercato Must-Have: Black Squid Ink Pasta

It’s a new year, and we’re making a resolution to bring out your inner foodie! This month, we’re all about exploring unique food finds in a series we call: Mercato Must-Haves. So get your forks ready and resolve to try something different in 2017. Try this week’s Must-Have…Black Squid Ink Pasta!

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Holiday Dessert Round-Up!

December and the year-end holidays are all about decadence! The decorations, the parties, the drinks, the FOOD! Cakes, cookies, truffles, and pie are just a few of the desserts we love to treat ourselves to during this jolly time of year! So do yourselves a favor…save the diets for January and enjoy the festive indulgences we all look forward to during the Holidays! Here’s a taste of our favorites of the season:

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