Are you a fan of HGTV’s “Fixer Upper” and the famous Magnolia Market at the Silos? Well, now you have an opportunity to explore it all for yourself! This two-and-a-half acre property in downtown Waco, Texas has become a must-visit destination since its opening in 2015.
From the iconic grain silos to the 20,000-square-foot Magnolia Market, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Plus, with a bakery, garden shop, and outdoor area, you and your family can make a whole day of it.
But what really sets Magnolia Market apart is its warm and welcoming atmosphere, reflecting the Gaines’ family values of faith and community. Their Magnolia’s Manifesto highlights some of these values, including the belief in the power of human kindness and the importance of working together. So come on down and experience it all for yourself!
Don’t forget to snap a selfie in front of the iconic silos and red vintage truck with the Magnolia Market sign bolted to it!
The Silos Baking Co.
As soon as I arrived, I made a beeline for the Silos Baking Co., This charming bakery, housed in a white brick building across from the market, is a must-visit spot. If you’re a fan of Joanne’s recipes, you’re in for a real treat – they’re all featured on the menu!
From “The Prize Pig” (a bacon and cheddar biscuit) to cookies, pastries, and cupcakes, you’ll find it hard to choose just one item. I finally decided on the S’Mores cupcake, but the lemon lavender was a close second.
Magnolia Market at the Silos
Speaking of the market, it’s huge! You could spend hours exploring the different sections, from home design goods and kitchenware to candles, soap, and even Magnolia T-shirts. I visited in November, so I was pleasantly surprised to find a wide variety of festive Christmas items as well.
Magnolia Seed & Supply
Another stop was the Magnolia Seed & Supply, a charming little garden shop that showcases Joanna’s love for outdoor spaces. It’s an enchanted oasis filled with both practical and whimsical items, such as gardening tools, flower-growing kits, and fairy garden supplies.
One of the most unique items I discovered was Plant Your Pencil, the world’s only sustainable pencil that you can plant after you’re finished using it and watch grow into herbs, vegetables, or flowers. It’s the perfect gift for any plant lover or environmentally conscious individual.
Looking for a tasty and historic dining experience? Though Magnolia Table is not in downtown Waco, it’s just a short and worthwhile drive away. This breakfast and lunch spot is always bustling, so reservations are recommended.
Housed in a building with over a century of history, Magnolia Table started as the famous Elite Café back in 1919. It was one of the first places in Waco to boast “refrigerated air,” making it a hot spot for locals and visitors alike. Now, after a 2016 refurbishment by the Gaines family of HGTV fame, it’s become a must-visit restaurant for foodies and history buffs alike.
On their seasonally-rotating menu, you can find classic diner staples like buttermilk pancakes and burgers, as well as fresh and delicious salads. And don’t forget to save room for their irresistible Pecan Pie or their famous Lemon Lavender Donut Holes – you won’t regret it!
You can read more about dining at Magnolia Table in this post by Destination Expert Melody Pittman.
Whether you’re planning a visit to Magnolia Market or just looking for a great meal, Magnolia Table is the perfect stop. With a warm and inviting atmosphere and flavorful, well-crafted fare, it’s a destination worth checking out.
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