If you haven’t already heard of Logan Street Market, we’re here today to tell you exactly what it is, the vendors, and why you should visit for yourself. Logan Street Market is home to many of our great customers at Louisville Label. We are proud to work with such community-based clients, focused on giving back to the city of Louisville and enriching the lives of others.
Background on Logan Street Market
Logan Street Market is a market and registered Public Benefit Corporation (PBC), focused on a social mission while running a sustainable business in the Louisville community. Their mission is “to provide an avenue for local and regional food, and for culture economies to engage the community through the timeless public market model.” Their approach is providing a communal space to the county to be able to interact, grow, and work together.
Founders of Logan Street Market, Mike and Medora Safai, were inspired by the Pike Place Market located in Seattle, and decided that Louisville was missing one of its own. They saw how a community place could bring people together through food and drink. This idea inspired them to invite over 20 local vendors to set up shop in the heart of the Shelby Park Neighborhood. The Safais also own a local coffee shop, Safai Coffee Company located in the Highlands in Louisville.
“We have loved Louisville since moving here over 20 years ago. I’ve always said it’s only missing two things, a Market and the ocean. Well, I can only bring one of those here!” -Mike Safai, Founder of Logan Street Market
Food, Drinks, and Treats
1. Boba Fete
Boba Fete is a drink vendor located at Logan Street Market. They are a milk tea bar, featuring customizable drinks, signature bubble tea drinks, and cold brew drinks. They are one of the only bubble tea vendors in the city and offer a selection that is sure to please everyone’s taste buds!
Bourbon Barrel Foods has a collection of all-natural, award-winning gourmet foods that embrace the emulate Kentucky’s Bourbon Country and lush state history. Their handcrafted products are made in small batches in Louisville, Kentucky. Using reclaimed barrels from Kentucky’s finest bourbon distilleries, they use them to add a bold, rich flavor into their products that is unmatched by other companies. Their signature product is a Bluegrass Soy Sauce, which is the only soy sauce in the world to be aged in bourbon barrels.
Cold Smoke Bagels offers an innovative menu of creative and classic Jewish foods; from packed bagel sandwiches to caviar loaded latkes and all the grab and go NYC style appetizing classics; fermented pickles, cream cheese schmears, marinated herrings, and salads.
Their sandwiches focus on a variety of smoked and cured salmons, pickled herrings and hot-smoked whitefish. Smoked fish and bagel platters for Sunday brunch or a herring and cracker package to pair with your special Kentucky Bourbon.
4. Creme De Lou
Creme De Lou is a family-owned and operated ice cream shop operating out of the Logan Street Market. In addition to proudly serving custom specialty ice creams and milkshakes, they offer super premium ice cream from Chocolate Shoppe Ice cream out of Madison Wisconsin. Their goal to provide you with the best ice cream experience possible in Louisville. One thing that sets them apart from some of the other ice cream shops in Louisville is that they offer you the opportunity to create your own ice cream flavor. You pick the ice cream base and the mix-in ingredients and we will blend, fold and freeze your request right in front of your very eyes. We think this is so neat and unique- give it a try yourself and create your own ice cream flavor!
5. Kenny’s Cheese at Harvey’s Cheese
Harvey’s Cheese is a vendor inside the market that sells different kinds of cheese from various brands across the United States and worldwide. From European to Australian, and even local cheeses from Kentucky- they have it all! One of our own customers, Kenny’s Cheese, is a brand featured and sold through Harvey’s Cheese booth.
The focus at Kenny’s Farmhouse Cheese has always been focused on the product needed to make cheese- milk. They know that great cheese starts with great milk and they set out to produce both. They are committed to being GMO-free and using grass-fed cows to product their dairy products. Some of their cheese types include signature cheeses, cheddars, American styles, and European style cheeses.
Kenny’s offers a selection of gift boxes that include multiple types of their prized cheeses based on style or size- they even have an option to build your own sample box to try as many different cheeses as you’d like. These would be great gift options for your family and friends of all ages! We encourage you to give them a try the next time you visit the market.
6. Wild Hops
Wild Hops is a brewery located inside the market with a full-service bar that can be enjoyed while shopping and browsing other vendors. You can also take your brews home in a 6-pack option. They proudly sell their hops to other vendors to sell at restaurants, stores, etc.
From their own hops to other local breweries featured at their bar, there is a beer or beverage for everyone to enjoy while you shop! Check out more of their brews on their page here.
Ziba’s Bistro serves a variety of dishes inspired by my Burkinabe (African) roots along with French, Italian, and American styles. The bistro is owned and operated by Chef Bapion Ziba- Originally from Tiaré, a small city in Burkina Faso, Chef Ziba began to cook for himself at the age of 13. Discovering the creative freedom that cooking brought, Chef Ziba pursued a culinary career studying culinary in France and in the US.
He pursued Logan Street Market as a great opportunity to open a restaurant and for Louisville to get fresh food. As an immigrant, he grew up around large markets that have restaurants, sell fresh produce, and have local crafts, so he is excited to be a part of this movement in food in Louisville.
Gifts & Retail
Revelry Boutique Gallery loves our local art community. We promote artists in the area through festive art openings, media, our online store and our brick and mortar shop at 742 E. Market St. in NULU. We take pride in showing the incredible talent Louisville and our surrounding areas have to offer.
The boutique is full of handmade jewelry, art, prints, photography and home décor. In addition to the boutique, there is also a Kid’s Cove dedicated to handmade fun. Our art gallery rotates and is welcomed each month by an opening reception, with an anniversary bash every year in August. We focus on exhibiting both up and coming and established artists in our thriving art community. While here, you are bound to learn about a new artist or be inspired by the work we have. It is the perfect place to find a one-of-a-kind gift for someone as well. Every piece we have has been handcrafted with love and care.
Hazel + Hunt is a specialty clothing store that started off as a traveling couple who had the idea to make two t-shirt designs. Two weeks later they were picking up their shirts and preparing for their first show. Their idea behind Hazel + Hunt is to have something for everyone and always to pay attention to detail- a little classy, down to earth, vintage-inspired, and on-trend styles. They are excited to bring their styles to the Louisville market and offer their products to their customers.
Toza Soap is a brand featured at Logan Street Market with all hand-made natural beauty products. Their line includes beautiful handcrafted soaps, bath bombs, scrubs, lotions, and more! As a green brand, they focus on making the best quality products that are good for your skin while also being good for the environment. A few of the ways that they make organic, eco-friendly products is by making healthy, sustainable, ethical, plastic-free, and palm oil-free gifts. If you are looking for any safe, fresh gifts for a great price for your loved ones this holiday season, we highly recommend checking out Toza!
We hope this blog has given you a glimpse of some of our top picks of the main vendors at Logan Street Market. You can check out their full list of vendors here.
As always, we are happy at Louisville Label to serve our local community and businesses in the Louisville area with all of your label printing needs. Contact us today to hear more about our products and how we can help!