There’s nothing quite like a Sunday morning spent at the Farmers’ Market, shopping goodies from around Orlando while sipping on your favorite local coffee. Of course, it must be followed by brunch at the café down the street.
It’s no secret that we at South Street & Co. have a strong love for mom & pop businesses. Everything’s better when you shop small; the quality, service and purpose. Here’s our list of 7 Orlando businesses to support this National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day:
On this day, we need to start off with a good cup of coffee. New General is the embodiment of quality over quantity. This cafe’s minimalist theme creates a trendy picnic vibe perfect for a quick lunch or casual business meeting. Owners, Tracy Liffey and Christine Mitchell, put an emphasis on community. This mom and pop is a one-stop shop for a variety of products from local businesses.
We dream of having a green thumb. Naturally, we have a major crush on the creative minds of In Bloom Florist. This top-rated designer florist is a 2018 pick for Best of Weddings on The Knot. Want to learn from the pros? Create your own masterpiece during one of their “Wine + Design” workshops. Or just stop by their dreamy shop to browse their handcrafted designs.
The story of The Sanctum Cafe is an inspiration to health enthusiasts all over Orlando. Power duo, Chelsie and Jamie Savage, utilize their individual strengths of visionary and builder to create an atmosphere that is uniquely their own. The slogan “real, damn good food” symbolizes the restaurant’s emphasis on creative, plant-based dishes. My personal favorite? The Shiva Salad. Make sure to grab a glass of their delicious kombucha on the side!
There’s nothing better than business owners whose purpose is to make people’s lives better. The owners at New Moon Market put an emphasis on educating their customers about the connection between food and lifestyle choices. They focus on finding locally sourced fruits and vegetables for all their creations. Grab a quick smoothie after work or start a juice cleanse to keep up with those New Year’s goals.
The Owl’s Attic is gypsy heaven. Simple as that. These pickers look for vintage pieces from the 50’s-90’s. Their passion for music and fashion is portrayed through their cool, hippie vibe. Browse their picks or shop through their selection of Orlando vendors. Let’s bring peace back one vintage item at a time.
Liz of Orlandough, along with her decadent creations, is lady boss goals. Orlandough believes that everyone deserves a donut, amen! So, they provide vegan and gluten-free options. Liz also kills the branding game with her logo and social media. The simplicity in design and content lets the stars of the show (the donuts) shine.
We could ramble all day about Kathleen Blake and The Rusty Spoon. This Orlando favorite has earned seven Silver Spoon Awards and was voted best “farm-to-table” restaurant. In fact, Blake has been credited with the creation of that famous tagline due to her focus on locally sourced food. Sound too fancy? Think again. The Rusty Spoon’s specialties are simple meals in a comfortable environment. Go grab some food that’s good for the soul… this includes one of those Rusty cocktails!
So, go out and give these mom & pop businesses some local love! And make sure to tell them South Street & Co. sent you. What are some of your favorite local businesses around Orlando?
Written by: Taylor Mackenzie