Thursday, February 14, 2013

Urban Eats in Downtown Akron

Urban Eats is tucked in the corner, down Maiden Lane, next to Musica.

Urban Eats
by Joanna Wilson

Looking for breakfast, lunch, or a coffee break in downtown Akron?  Almost hidden, down Maiden Lane (the alley way between Crave and 3 Point on Market Street), is the destination of choice, Urban Eats.  They specialize in lunch time favorites: soups, wraps, paninis, and flat bread pizzas.

The Chuck & Mary panini, served with fresh popped popcorn.

Urban Eats features a new menu every month with daily specials posted on Facebook each day.  (Click HERE for link to their fb page: Urban Eats).  February's menu reflects Valentine's Day and each wrap, panini, and pizza is named after an Akron couple.  On my last stop there, I enjoyed the Chuck & Mary panini--a deluxe grilled cheese of sorts, with cream cheese, brie, cheddar, and mozzarella, with tomato and thyme. 

The Zack & Lisa wrap--love those Mexican sodas!

My lunch guest ordered the Zack& Lisa wrap--a gourmet fish taco with pan seared tilapia, crunchy tortilla strips, pico de gallo, and fresh cilantro slaw.  I also love the Mexican soda pop made with real sugar that they sell from the cooler.

Urban Eats sponsored the Halloween pumpkin carving contest in 2012--this was my entry.

But I've actually eaten at Urban Eats many times over the last several years as they are a fixture of the downtown community.  Urban Eats was a sponsor of the pumpkin carving contest last October and they make a special effort to open for Crafty Mart held at Musica every spring and fall.  And, all my friends who work downtown talk about eating at Urban Eats regularly. 

Where is your favorite place to eat in the Akron Empire?  Want to guest blog for us? Email us with your ideas at AkronEmpire [at] gmail dot com.  In the meantime, stop down and have yourself lunch at Urban Eats.

Urban Eats
51 E. Market St., Akron OH 44308
open Mon-Fri 8am-4pm
website with menu:

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