Scenes from a Saturday Spent at Atherton Mill & Market

There’s no better way to start the weekend off than by strolling through the heart of one of the city’s most beloved neighborhoods, South End’s Atherton Mill and Market.

Take in the sights and sounds of early fall at Atherton Market, where local and regional farmers and artisans line the historic mill selling fresh produce, high quality meat and fish, breads, prepared foods and more. Vendors include: Chef Alyssa’s Kitchen, Pasta Provisions, Dukes Bread and more. Stop by the market all day Saturday, where there are usually food trucks and additional vendors open for business, or drop by Monday-Friday from 9 AM to 6 PM.

Once you’ve shopped and sampled, work up an appetite with a trek on the Rail Trail, accessible behind the Market. Whether you’re running, walking, or just enjoying the view, there’s a lot to be seen and done. Make a stop to play one of the games along the way or to snap a skyline pick.

Back at Atherton Mill, indulge in a fresh, feel-good lunch at Luna’s Living Kitchen. The open and inviting space is just the start. The plant-based menu offers everything from the favorite Rawco Taco salad to collard leaf sandwiches and the Living Burrito. Settle in with a fresh pressed juice, dessert or a coffee on their sunny patio.

Once you’ve had your fill, pop next door to the Vine Master for wine tastings and vino by the bottle. Shop, sip and find a new favorite flavor at this half retail, half wine bar.

Moving from wine flavors to exotic spices, head over to Savory Spice Shop to pick up some spices to bring back to your own kitchen. Taste everything in the store and be helped by their friendly staff.

Last but not least, wander through the newly-opened, Charlotte-focused Anthropologie. The open-air feel makes their already homey displays even more welcoming.

So grab a latte, a juice and some South End goodies and enjoy your next Saturday outing at the Atherton Mill and Market.

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