Business Profile of the Week: Market Roost

Step inside the Flemington staple that is @market_roost! Carol Todd and her husband, Chef Norman, have owned and operated this restaurant/catering business since 1981. Their fresh and innovative dishes bring delight to customers, old and new. “Our customers are foodies. We have regulars by name, and lately, on Saturdays during our popular brunch, we have a younger crowd coming in from up north and beyond. Our specials change on a weekly basis – in the winter, you can find items like pumpkin soup, roasted pear radicchio salad, and Norman’s slow-smoked beef brisket.” Regular hours are Wed-Sat, but Market Roost also offers brunch on Saturdays from 10-2:30 (reservations preferred). Bring a bottle of your favorite bubbly and enjoy the fresh, local options Market Roost offers. The Star-Ledger awarded them Best Eggs Benedict in the entire state of NJ! Everything inside Market Roost is made by hand: fresh quiches and salads, as well as cookies, pastries, and pies. Walk in, take out, grab and go, or eat inside! Market Roost also does a tremendous amount of catering for events in the area, large or small, from weddings to private dinners and more. “When we first came to Flemington, I was a teacher, and my husband was from the area. We decided to open a shop on Main Street, where there were tons of visitors coming in from all over, and Flemington was all part of that renaissance. I had Julia Child sit at my table in my front window, visiting from her Doylestown estate. I’ve also had Dorothy Hamill dine here.” Market Roost was once featured on Food Network’s “Dining Around.” Carol’s hope for the future of Flemington is that it continues to grow in a positive tone and welcomes all the new businesses she sees open their doors. “It’s so exciting to see the new businesses across the street; I know it will bring more visitors to this part of Main Street, and it’s fascinating.” Market Roost Catering, Restaurant & Bakery is open Wed-Sat from 11-5, with brunch on Saturdays from 10-2:30 pm.

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