Milk & Honey Market to bring gourmet goodies to West Philly
Claudio’s mozzarella and charcuterie, Otolith’s sustainable seafood, Griggstown Quail Farm’s poultry and Metropolitan Bakery’s bread will all find a West Philadelphia outpost when Milk & Honey Market (4435 Baltimore Ave.) opens in September.
Husband-and-wife ownership team Annie Baum-Stein and Mauro Daigle renovated the market/eat-in space themselves Daigle’s a LEED-certified green builder and owner of MauHausNYC. Indoor seating for 20 and outdoor tables accommodating 10 will be complemented by a play space for “the stroller set.”
The food focus is on sustainable products from local producers, especially humanely raised meat and fish. Fresh produce will be sourced from Lancaster Farm Fresh Co-op, as well as maple syrup, dairy, honey and jam. Name-droppers, take note: Milk & Honey’s inventory reads like a who’s-who of Philly food stars. In addition to the products already mentioned, there will be pints of Bassett’s Ice Cream and scoops of Capogiro gelato, chocolates from Éclat and John & Kira’s, baked goods from Four Worlds and Wild Flour bakeries, vegan and vegetarian entrïes from Cosmic Catering and salads and panini made on-site.
Baum-Stein and Daigle, who live just a few blocks away from the market, are eager to bring their favorite foods to West Philly. Baum Stein summed their philosophy up in an e-mail: “Everything we stock are foods that we think are outstanding and otherwise unavailable in the neighborhood. Milk & Honey Market is an invitation to shop at our dream pantry. These are the foods that we always want to have at home and we think our neighbors will agree.”