American restaurant Palena today opened a food market adjacent to its cafe in Cleveland Park.
Palena Market sells mainly “things we like to use in the restaurant,” the Washington Post’s Tom Sietsema reported, quoting chef-owner Frank Ruta. This includes pasta, olive oil and toasted cornmeal.
The market also sells baked goods from the restaurant, like sweet and savory pastries and bread. Though it sells coffee, it cannot yet brew it due to zoning, Sietsema wrote.
Palena Market opened today at noon in the Connecticut Avenue-facing section of the former Magruder’s Market. The remainder of the space is now dedicated to Palena’s expanded cafe, which opened in November.
Its normal hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.