On a Mission in Downtown Apex

Kyle and Megan Denis own the Mission Market and Apex Outfitter & Board Co. in downtown Apex.

Looking for a community-focused spot with ethically sourced products, tasty beverages and nourishing food? Welcome to The Mission Market, situated in downtown Apex.

Founded and owned by Kyle and Megan Denis, the husband-and-wife duo who also run Apex Outfitter & Board Co., The Mission Market has grown in favor with locals seeking a casual hangout to drink, eat and shop.

“We take pride in our customer service, and we know most of our guests on a first-name basis, because we know we are here thanks to them,” said General Manager Jennifer Schroeder, who calls herself the owners’ “right-hand woman.”

The Mission Market sells a wide assortment of products like all-natural soaps, headbands, handmade jewelry, socks, t-shirts, soy candles, eyewear, greeting cards and more.

Consider it sustainable shopping, as the artisans aligned with The Mission Market embrace diverse causes such as combatting sex trafficking, providing economic empowerment for women in India, delivering clean water to remote countries, and supporting global reforestation.

“The majority of our products have a give-back component in place,” Schroeder said. “Many items are eco-friendly and are gifts for the greater good.”

The To-may-to, To-mah-to avocado toast is cherry tomatoes, basil, minced garlic, balsamic vinegar drizzle and sea salt on multigrain bread.

When it comes to the edibles, the menu features espresso-based drinks sourced from Counter Culture Coffee, smoothies, acai bowls, avocado toast and panini sandwiches.

“The acai bowls are really popular, and we use only fresh ingredients with no added sugar,” Schroeder said.

For a nutritious option, order the Bee-lieve Bowl with acai, bananas, strawberries, blueberries, apple juice, granola, bee pollen and honey. Or splurge a bit and try the Campfire Bowl involving acai, bananas, strawberries, Nutella, almond milk, graham crackers, milk chocolate chips and marshmallow.

Prefer a smoothie? Go for the Green Monster featuring pineapple, bananas, strawberries, coconut milk, spinach and flax seed.

Among the four varieties of avocado toast, choose the standout To-may-to, To-mah-to with cherry tomatoes, basil, minced garlic, balsamic vinegar drizzle and sea salt on multigrain bread.

“People love to come down, hang out and enjoy the coffee and food,” Schroeder said, adding that The Mission Market provides free WiFi internet.

Indoor dining and expanded outdoor seating are available. The Mission Market is open seven days a week. Check the website for hours of operation.

The Mission Market
124 North Salem St., Apex
(919) 629-4064

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