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About The Epicurean Mercantile

Located adjacent to Cincinnati’s historic Findlay Market, The Epicurean Mercantile Company (EMC) is a small urban grocery serving the needs of the Over-the-Rhine and surrounding neighborhoods, We are a chef-owned grocery store with a carefully curated selection of groceries, household staples, personal care, beer and wine and a consistent supply of fresh produce. Enjoy the convenience of freshly prepared entrees for dine-in or carry-out at The Counter, our Chef driven American Bistro style restaurant located inside EMC.

We are proud to be located adjacent to Findlay Market and with our personable and knowledgeable service staff, our goal is to complement the Findlay Market shopping experience.

Drive, bike, walk, bus or hop on the street car to enjoy our store as we are open 7 days a week. Come enjoy our beautifully remodeled store located at 1818 Race Street. Be a part of the progress!!

The Counter Restaurant

It’s super easy to stay connected while shopping and dining at The Counter. The Counter at EMC is the place to gather for freshly-prepared New American cuisine you can feel good about eating. Dine in and watch as Chef Victor Brown prepares scrumptious small plates and entrees complete with seamless service in the open kitchen, or enjoy the convenience of our delicious, ready-to-eat dishes available to carry-out. Its super easy to stay connected while shopping and dining at EMC with our two Wi-Fi hotspots; one inside, and the other on our outdoor dining deck and patio. The Counter will also serve as a learning and demonstration hub to keep you at the top of your food game.

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Fresh Table

Fresh Table founders, Meredith Trombly and Louis Snowden, believe in preparing the freshest ready–to–eat offerings with eclectic menu choices.

A full menu prepared on site in our Findlay Market House kitchen is available for takeout, from soups to starters to sides to entrees. Take home or eat in at our counters inside the historic Findlay Market House. Call 381.FRSH or check Facebook to find out what’s cooking!

Fresh Table also offers custom catering tailored to your special event – call for a one on one consultation with one of our Chefs at 381.FRSH.

Fresh Table offers delivery (call for delivery charges). Findlay Market curb side service available as well as gift cards and reusable bags.

About the Space

Urban Grocer

New life is being given to the historic Grand Dame of 1818 Race Street. As part of the Model Group’s mixed-use development project next to Findlay Market, in the Over-the-Rhine neighborhood, EMC is playing a big role in the regeneration of a neighborhood that fosters a walkable lifestyle and a sense of community with a long-awaited and much-anticipated full-service grocery store. The Epicurean Mercantile Company (EMC) and The Counter are the two newest businesses in the 1800 block of Race Street located on the Street Car line and adjacent to Findlay Market.

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The Epicurean Mercantile Co

1818 Race Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202

8am – 8pm Everyday