Fed Hill’s Cross Street Market to add a vegan stall, cocktail bar and pizza

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The overhauled Cross Street Market has a few new vendors on its roster, including a plant-based food stall called Gangster Vegan Organics, a bar from Highlandtown distillery Old Line Spirits and a fixed stall for traveling pizza purveyor Pizza di Joey.

All three will open in early summer, according to an announcement from market owner Caves Valley Partners and CANAdev, which is handling the leasing for the renovated space.

Gangster Vegan serves a 100 percent organic and plant-based menu (also free of gluten, soy and dairy). The eatery is, in its own words, “committed to making it ‘gangster’ to eat healthy,” and offers cold-pressed juices, smoothies, salads, bowls, burgers, “wellness shots” and raw vegan desserts. The company already has three locations in Pennsylvania, and this will be its first in Maryland.

Pizza di Joey, of legal fame from owner Joey Vanoni’s battles with the city over its attempts to regulate food trucks, serves New York-style brick oven pizza, using traditional recipes and baking methods and locally sourced ingredients. This will be the company’s first brick-and-mortar outpost.

And there’s a new spirits and wine bar coming from Old Line, which will now be offering its Baltimore-made booze in Federal Hill with a menu of classic, signature and frozen cocktails, plus coffee drinks and rotating beers and wines on tap.

The bar will join to-go craft beer vendor Cans Filling Station, and another drinking establishment in the works from luxury harborside dining specialists Atlas Restaurant Group. With that, Atlas would have anchor tenants at both the renovated Cross Street and Broadway markets. The company is also planning to take over the old Nick’s Inner Harbor Seafood Space and bring in a crab house, tavern and fresh seafood market, which would be coming by April of next year, Atlas said last week.

Amid the other new additions are Annapolis-based Ceremony Coffee, Mediterranean concept Annoula’s Kitchen, Burger Bar (from the Southside Diner team), Hawaiian stall Ono Poké, Korean rice bowl and steam buns maker Rice Crook, Haitian stall SoBeachy and others. There will also be some old favorites with Steve’s Lunch, butcher Fenwick’s Choice Meats and the Sweet Shoppe, which the market last week announced will be the first vendors to open next month.

There will be 22 merchants total when it’s all said and done, according to a release. Cross Street Market, which underwent an $8.4 million renovation over the last couple years, has more additions to announce soon, including a fried chicken concept and a spot offering fresh produce and pantry goods. There are still four stalls available to lease.

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