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Little Eater Ends its Run at North Market

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After just over five years, it’s the end for Little Eater at North Market, 59 Spruce St.

The vendor announced on its social media channels that its North Market location would not be reopening following a mid-March shutdown due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“Our plan since pausing operations in March has always been to return to serving you as soon as it was safe to do so, but as time goes on, and with so much continued uncertainty around the pandemic, a change in direction is unavoidable,” said Founder Cara Mangini in the post. “Our physical location depends on high-volume traffic, conventions, corporate partnerships and events, as well as a robust catering program, none of which are possible during these unprecedented times.”

The veggie-centric eatery opened its stall at North Market in February 2015 after achieving success as a seasonal pop-up at the Hills Market. In addition to the vegetable scoops and other ready-to-eat foods the vendor offered, Little Eater also operated the produce stall for the North Market as Little Eater Produce and Provisions from 2015 to 2018. Mini-Super took over that space, which closed so Little Eater could focus on its Clintonville location.

Little Eater operated its stand-alone restaurant in Clintonville at 4215 N. High St. for two years before it closed in September 2019.

As for what’s next, “We are already beginning to build the next iteration of Little Eater,” Mangini said. “We remain produce inspired and we will continue to celebrate vegetables at the center of your plate. Our mission most certainly does not stop here.”

Little Eater is the second North Market vendor to announce its departure during the pandemic. Coco Cat Bakery & Chocolates‘ last day at the market was May 31.

For more information, visit littleeater.com.

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