Mission Statement

4th Street Market in Downtown Santa Ana is a progressive culinary hub inspired by the spirit of creative chefs, food artisans, and small business entrepreneurs.  Originally the longstanding Santa Ana Swap Meet, 4th Street Market Features fifteen thoughtfully curated vendors, 10 incubator kitchens, seating for three hundred guests, and more. 4th Street Market invites guests to relax, drink and dine, meet up with friends and family, and enjoy the multitude of activities in the Downtown Santa Ana’s revitalized East End.

OUR STORY

Open seven days a week, 4th Street Market greets the morning with third wave coffee, creative juice blends, baked goods and dedicated breakfast cafes, with the remainder of the market opening for lunch, dinner. 4th Street Market offers an eclectic mix of dining options, a European inspired butcher shop, ten rental kitchens (including three gluten free and one confectionary), a craft cocktail, beer garden, a cutting edge graffiti wall by Tyke, Ewok and Aloy, a living wall by LiveWall, and a specialty food shop.

East End Kitchens is 4th Street Market’s ten fully equipped commercial rental kitchens, ideally designed for artisanal and small-scale food production.  East End Kitchens offer six traditional kitchen facilities, with three dedicated solely to gluten free products and one specifically for confectionary work.  Each kitchen is fully self-contained and features public viewing windows into the market.  These commercial kitchens may be rented by the hour, day, or month, utilizing access to the market’s 8,000 square foot basement commissary, dry storage, cold storage, and packing/ labeling room.  Food artisans will also have the opportunity to showcase and test market their products in Alta Baja Market, specializing in flavors of California, the Southwest and Mexico and carries a variety of cheeses, wine, beer, and bakery items made by artisans from these region.

East End Kitchens has partnered with Food Centricity, a business accelerator focused solely to assist artisans in successfully entering into this extremely competitive sales arena.  Food Centricity connects and streamlines resources to launch, groom, and effectively grow a business in Southern California and beyond, enabling and fast-tracking food maker success.

4th Street Market features a fully stocked, demonstration kitchen and video production facility, with rentals available for pop ups, cooking classes, chef demonstrations, culinary book signings, private dinners, and special events. In addition, Foodbeast, an influential online food blog, will be producing collateral and programing on site.  Please watch the 4th Street Market calendar of events for upcoming workshops and announcements.

Also featured in 4th Street Market is Electric City Butcher by Michael Puglisi, a unique, European- inspired butcher shop.  Chef Puglisi & Electric City Butcher will focus on whole animal butchery, nose to tail usage, and classic charcuterie.

Portola Coffee Lab is a small batch, third wave, Orange County based coffee purveyor specializing in high quality coffee products sourced from small growers around the world.  Recently awarded the title of “2014 Roaster of the Year,” Portola features fine coffees and teas, as well as a small retail component for home brewing.

4th Street Market is designed to ease and streamline the process for chefs bringing their ideas from concept to consumer. Beginning with the greatest challenge for most young chefs – startup costs – 4th Street Market offers pre-fabricated restaurant spaces, including hoods, plumbing, electrical, and most general equipment.  4th Street Market has also streamlined the operational side of small business, implementing all-inclusive operations packages and an on-site inventory manager to assist proprietors with deliveries.  The ultimate goal of 4th Street Market is to allow chefs to focus on what they do best – create exceptional food products.

4th Street Market offers a vibrant, 30,000 square foot culinary complex of revolutionary small business enterprises and food entrepreneurs.  Serving as home to the professional chef, the artisan, the start-up, and the neighborhood meeting place.  The programs and business models of 4th Street Market will impact and influence the way that food is prepared and enjoyed in the United States.

EAST END NEIGHBORHOOD

East End is a revived district of downtown Santa Ana. Four square blocks, the area is a collection of uniquely local stores, shops, galleries, and restaurants handpicked to push and preserve the spirit of Santa Ana.

In what used to be known as the Fiesta Marketplace, there’s now an art house movie theater, local craft beer pub, street art, certified organic farmer’s market, a record store, and historic concert venue nightclub – with room still for artisans, small businesses and working creatives to grow.

East End is a small community within the community; easily accessible off 5 & 22 and 55 freeways and with ample parking, it’s easy to finally get some culture in Orange County.

Come walk around, eat, drink and check it out.

Proud to be a part of Downtown Santa Ana.  For more info:  http://www.eastendsantaana.com