“The point is to have recipes that match TikTok recipes with a little pack of ingredients for people to buy,” said Kitchen.
As time goes on, the owners envision having pre-prepped ingredients clustered together like a meal kit but without the shipping costs charged by online subscription services.
On one side of the shop sits tea from Steven Smith Teamaker, along with Local Hive Northwest honey, coconut milk and jam. A rack filled with carefully picked condiments and sauces like red curry paste and Sriracha and other quick-cooking ingredients like dry rice noodles rests midway through the space beside a refrigerator filled with cans of Liquid Death mountain water and another stocked with craft beer like Orange Whip by Fortside Brewing Co.
Cinnamon rolls, cookies and other baked goods from the on-site kitchen will fill the glass case on the other side of the space. Stumptown drip coffee is available to sip with the pastries.
OMW Uptown Market also sells wine and beer. Two craft beer selections will rotate through the taps near the bakery case. Beer and wine sales, along with a small seating area in front, create a spot for customers to meet with friends after work to sip beer or wine before grabbing groceries to cook. Earlier in the day, people can meet up for pastries and coffee.
The market, which is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, will change based on customers’ needs.
“We want to be a neighborhood-friendly place,” said Marler. “We want you to tell us what you want.”