Nov. 3, 2015

A Glimpse at Wild Root Cafe and Market

Eighth Street's newest tenant, Wild Root Cafe and Market, opened quietly today for lunch. Owned by husband and wife duo Michael and Anne-Marie Trebbi, Wild Root specializes in breakfast and lunch fare made with organic, local and sustainable ingredients.

Situated in the former Yokozuna Teriyaki space at 276 N. Eighth St., Wild Root boasts large windows that let in lots of light and vibrant chartreuse walls. Behind the walk-up service counter is an open kitchen and tables are dotted with wooden planter boxes filled with fuzzy green moss. 

The menu is equally bright and thoughtful. Consisting mostly of salads and sandwiches, Wild Root's menu steps it up with artisanal flourishes like seeded flatbread crisps, house-made ricotta and caramelized onion jam. Even the grab-and-go snacks are fancy: Think cubes of brie, fresh figs and pomegranate seeds piled in a to-go cup for $4...