Are you ready for a flavor EXPLOSION? Diverse selection of foods vendors
One of the things the Market loves about Beaverton is how culturally rich our community is. The diversity of food vendors at the Market is no exception and a great representation of the wide array of culturally ethnic food our community has to offer. Part of the experience is enjoying not only the food, but the people behind them. It is important that the Market gives customers a fun and diverse selection of foods from people who can tell the stories behind them.
Market veteran, Eleni Woldeyes brings her fragrant and flavorful Ethiopian sauces to take home for you to enjoy authentic Ethiopian food from the comfort of your own home. Additionally, you can enjoy Woldeyes cooking of traditional and contemporary takes, like the Ethiopian Tacos, while at the market. Another familiar face, Elsy Dinvil of Creole Me Up, brings her allergen free Haitian food products to the Market. Creole Me Up has a variety of Pickleez, a condiment of pickled vegetables with herbs and spices, marinades, and cocktail mixes with the right amount of sass to make you think you’ve stepped into the caribbean.
Joining the Market last year was Kazuyo Albert of Kazy’s OH!NIGIRI with her oh so cute and delicious onigiri. Onigiri, also known as o-musubi or nigirimeshi, is a Japanese rice ball formed into ball or triangle shapes covered in nori and stuffed with different flavors from sweet to savory. Onigiri can be served cool, room temp, or heated to make the perfect snack or lunch. Albert’s Spicy Salmon is a Market favorite.
Also, joining the Market last year was La Floridita. Their motto is bringing Pastelitos, Croquetas & Miami sunshine to the PNW, and they sure do bring it! Ana Ocampo started La Floridita in the midst of the pandemic and brought the comfort of pastelitos and croquetas to Beaverton. Enjoy the guava and cheese pastelito, a flaky puff pastry oozing with tropical goodness. Another vendor joining us last year was Wafletje, maker of stroopwafels, Netherland’s warm sandwich waffle cookie filled with butter caramel syrup. Tim Hahn of Wafeltje lived in the Netherlands as a teenager and wanted to bring this authentic treat home.
New Market darlings include Hapa Pizza, owned by Aaron and Natalie Truong. The husband and wife team have created a hit with their Asian inspired Neapolitan pizzas that is reflective of their Asian American heritage while experiencing multiple cultures. The Banh Mi pizza is not to be missed. Kalo Kitchen serves Filipino Hawaiian fusion food that is authentic and a rare mainland treat. Founder, Jasmine Fojas grew up in a large Filipino family and worked at her grandparents Filipino and Hawaiian restaurants as a kid. She’s excited to bring her family recipes to the Beaverton community. Market Staff love “Pele’s Spicy Salmon Poke”.
Not Umami’s Cooking, are purveyors of frozen gyoza ready to heat at home. Founder, Kelsey Miguel grew up in a Japanese American family with a deep love for cooking. She’s perfected her trio of gyoza flavors, Chicken and Mushroom, Vegan, and Pork, as well as the classic gyoza fold.
Come check out these wonderful vendors for a flavor explosion!
~ Ginger, Market Master
What’s in Season: September
- Asian Pears
- Summer squash
- Sweet Corn
- Winter Squash