Merchant Monday’s: Ruby’s Market
Posted on August 1, 2022
Happy Merchant Monday! Today we’re featuring Ruby’s Market located at 1569 S Pearl St. Ruby’s Market is a multicultural artisan and food destination, incubating refugee, immigrant & indigenous entrepreneurs and supporting local businesses.
Founded by Michelle Lasnier, a passionate refugee advocate, Ruby’s market has created a huge community that is incredibly enthusiastic about collaboration and serving underprivileged communities. From fresh pastries and bread (courtesy of @reunionbread @syriansweets @sweetsandsourdough and @thecubancoffeebreak) to artwork and jewelry, Ruby’s welcomes a wide variety of local artisans and chefs from diverse backgrounds. Check out both of Ruby’s booths at the South Pearl St. farmers market to shop an incredible variety of artwork from local artisans!
In addition to operating as a brick and mortar storefront, Ruby’s is also a supply pantry for refugee families coming to Colorado. Michelle works with local chefs and members of the community to create packages of food items and ingredients from their home country. She is always collecting relevant food items for families traveling from across the globe, helping make the transition to the United States easier and more welcoming.
In an effort to provide the local community with comforting global cuisine, Ruby’s has also recently started a global chef box subscription service. In collaboration with chefs @susansamosas, @fourdirectionscuisine, and @zinzinsburmesecuisine Ruby’s will be creating food boxes with meals and snacks from Indigenous, Burmese, and African cuisines. There are multiple tiers depending on how much you’d like to order, and the menu will be changing each week so you’ll never know what you’re going to get! Ruby’s does a phenomenal job at catering to different diets, and are able to handle dietary allergies or vegan restrictions.
You can sign up for the global chef boxes on Ruby’s website or in store! To learn more about Ruby’s Market, volunteer, or sign up for the global chef box subscription visit https://rubysmarketdenver.com/.