Midtown’s Caravaca Market food hall serves international flavors and tastes of home
Atlanta’s latest food hall concept, Caravaca Market, opening in Midtown at 780 Peachtree Street in late 2017, brings a unique flavor to its operations. The brainchild of chef, television host and author Harry Pagancoss, the 5,000-square-foot food hall emphasizes international cuisine, as well as Georgia-made goods.
With a television career focused on international food and travel under his belt, Pagancoss took inspiration from the food markets he had visited. “They’re a good representation of what the people in the area eat,” he says. “I wanted to bring that to Atlanta and do pretty much the same thing: celebrate the region, celebrate the city and then celebrate international foods.”
Caravaca Market comprises five stalls: Provisions, Beer & Pizza, Wine Bar, Taste Bar and Harry’s Bakery Cafe. Provisions offers grab and go foods, as well as locally made and grown items such as soaps, candles, honey and olive oil. “The idea is for locals to have access to this Georgia-grown products on an ongoing basis,” Pagancoss says.
Beer and Pizza will focus on international beers and pizzas or flatbreads from around the world. At Wine Bar, guests can choose from local, U.S. and international wines, as well as an assortment of antipasti items. Taste Bar will offer international small plates.
Harry’s Bakery Cafe is a renewed and refreshed version of Pagancoss’s former Miami bakery with the same name. Here, guests can expect organic coffee, Italian sodas, gelato and treats from across the globe— English scones, Scottish shortbread, Puerto Rican mallorca bread. The market will also host monthly beer and wine tastings and establish monthly themes that will showcase food and products from different countries and U.S. cities.
“We want to be a community partner,” says Pagancoss. “I want us to be a gathering place to get honest food at honest prices, as well as a learning center for people who can’t travel or have access to some sort of new experience.”