The Cayman Craft Market is delighted to welcome its newest vendor to the attraction, serving up delicious, locally made food.
Ms. Darlene Manzanares, owner of local restaurant and catering business, Yolanni’s Place, has opened her doors at the Cayman Craft Market, and is now operating Monday thru Friday, taking lunch orders and serving food to tourists, in the heart of downtown George Town.
From the Craft Market Manager:
“As creator of the Cayman Craft Market, local food was always a desired but missing element at its current location. Now you can truly indulge all your senses in the feel, sights, sounds, scents and tastes of Grand Cayman at the Cayman Craft Market on the waterfront in George Town.” – Jean-eric Smith, Manager, Cayman Craft Market.
From Ms. Darlene Manzanares:
“I’m excited to be here at the Craft Market offering the finest local food for both our locals and visitors alike. I really think that having food here at the Market adds value to the attraction as a whole. It creates a great ambience, and the smell oftentimes brings in customers. All of our food is made fresh and from scratch – salads, potatoes, vegetables. No can food found here! (she laughs). It took a while to get set up, but we are finally here.” – Ms. Darlene Manzanares, Owner, Yolanni’s Place.
From Ruth Bodden:
“All Ms. Darlene vegetables is fresh and taste so sweet. The Mash potato, potato salad and Cayman Style Beef are the best! You got to come and try! ” – Ms. Ruth Bodden, Caymanite Craft Vendor at the Craft Market.
Also on the menu at Yolanni’s at the Craft Market is: Rasta pasta (a big hit with vegetarians), Scald Conch, Conch Fritters, Jerk Chicken, Coconut Fish Filet and a specialty Chicaron and Yuca (pork).
The location is perfect for residents working in downtown George Town offering reasonable prices, and delicious locally cooked food.
Patrons can also browse the wonderful crafts and jewelry on display at the Craft Market, and may find that perfect birthday present for a friend or relative!
“The addition of food at the Craft Market is part of the Tourism Attraction Board’s overall strategy to grow and develop the attraction into a culture hub – showcasing the best of local arts, crafts and food. The idea of a Friday Night Fish Fry at the Craft Market is also on the agenda, and would be a wonderful addition for stay-over visitors and residents seeking local food on a Friday night.” – Shayma Hamdi-Romanica, Marketing Coordinator, Tourism Attraction Board.
The Craft Market is open from 9.00am – 3.00pm, Monday to Friday, and on Saturdays when cruise ships are in port.