[Syracuse, NY, October 10]—After a four-month audition process, the Salt City Market has chosen not one, but two new vendors to join the food hall in 2024: SINBUN & ElleRae’s Tacos.
“Knowing that Miss Prissy’s was moving on to their own brick-and-mortar location, we knew we’d be looking for at least one stall. But so many great candidates applied for the stall that we knew we’d find more than one hidden gem in Syracuse, which is exactly what happened,” says Adam Sudmann, Market Manager.
SINBUN is a sweet and savory bun company owned by Bri and Jake Lastrina. SINBUN reinvents the classic cinnamon bun for an over-the-top dining experience with incredible creations like the Apple Crisp Bun, the Build-Your-Own Pizza Bun, and the Cheeseburger Bun. SINBUN graduated from the Salt City Market and Centerstate CEO’s Start It Class in 2021, and since then has been hard at work hosting pop-ups at the Salt City Test Kitchen, Taste of Syracuse, and Harvey’s Garden before most recently expanding to a cafe and production kitchen in the McCarthy Mercantile.
“The Mercantile—our “SIN”ovation Hub—will drive our innovation and production while the Market will be customer experience focused,” says Jake Lastrina. “We see these locations working hand in hand to provide our customers with the best product and experience anytime they come to SINBUN.”
SINBUN will be taking over the stall currently occupied by Miss Prissy’s on February 1st.
ElleRae’s Tacos is owned by Danielle Jackson and operated by her and her partner, Angel Field. ElleRae’s Tacos serves fresh & flavorful tacos, quesadillas, street corn, and more inspired by the owner’s upbringing in San Jose, California and her desire to bring great Cal-Mex food to Central New York. ElleRae’s Tacos began as a home-based operation, and after years of building their fan base and sales through word of mouth, they amassed a loyal following.
“Feed them and they’ll listen,” says Jackson. “Having Salt City Market now and this umbrella of people to help build the community through food, I’m very thankful for the opportunity. I’m glad that we’re going to be in a brick-and-mortar now, and more accessible to the public.”
ElleRae’s Tacos will take over the stall currently occupied by Big in Burma on May 1st.
“We’ll continue to support Big in Burma as they take next steps for their restaurant, because the Salt City Market’s purpose has always been to serve as a platform for small businesses. We’re committed to supporting vendors as their businesses develop, as well as creating opportunities for new vendors to come into the Market,” says Maarten Jacobs, Executive Director for the Syracuse Urban Partnership. “Turnover allows us to continue to support as many locally-owned restaurants in Syracuse as we can.”
The Salt City Market is currently in search of a third new vendor to join the food hall following Farm Girl Juicery’s announcement that they would be departing to welcome a child. Those interested in applying can visit saltcitymarket.com/micro-stall for more information on the stall and a link to the application.
About Salt City Market: Salt City Market is about food, culture, and people building wealth doing what they love. The four-story building, located in the heart of Downtown Syracuse, features a 10-vendor food hall, grocery store, and coffee shop/bar on the first floor; offices on the second floor; and mixed-income housing on the third and fourth floors. The Market is open Monday-Saturday from 11AM-9PM, as well as Sunday from 11AM-5PM. For more information, visit saltcitymarket.com.