It’s easy to overlook the Liberty Square Market. It sits majestically but silently next to the Hall of Presidents. There are no neon signs, no characters, and no bizarre architecture. Much like early America, it does its job simply and effectively without a lot of frills; but it does do its job well.
Perhaps one reason why many people don’t want to take advantage of the food offerings at this location is that the restaurant itself is an open air building with open air seating. That means no air conditioning and, if you choose to sit down on one of the outdoor tables, limited protection from the sun save for the occasional umbrella if they are out.
The Market does have plenty of great theming details from the design of the menu board to the barrels labeled “Mead”, “Grog”, and “Ale.” Note that the Market does not serve any of those items, however.
The Liberty Square Market is a great place for grab-and-go food. You can purchase whole fruit and bags of chips as well as like gluten-free and allergen-free caramel corn and candy. You can also buy beverages like Honest Ade, bottled juices, and bottled water.
However, the hot offerings are what I think make this location unique.
First, they change occasionally. What we look at here may or may not be available when you visit.
Second, they are mostly healthy. That’s nice, but it’s actually amazing in light of the next item.
Third, they are delicious! How often can you get something unique, healthy, and delicious in one place?
Let’s look at a few items:
Roasted Corn on the Cob
Perhaps corn on the cob sounds a bit simple and uninspired to you; I understand, but trust me, this corn is special. The corn is roasted and served with the husk still on but all the annoying hair removed. It is covered with butter and you can add your own spices – as much as you like. The choices include Italian spice, Jamaican jerk seasoning, barbeque spices, and good old salt and pepper.
The Italian spice includes salt, rosemary, oregano, thyme, and basil. It is mild but still delicious.
The Jamaican Jerk was a bit hot and strong, but in a wonderful way.
In a word, this corn was awesome. The roasting brings out a special flavor, and the choices of spices take it up a notch. If you like corn at all, give this a try if it is offered when you visit.
Baked Sweet Potato
Baked potatoes are good, but baked sweet potatoes are wonderful. The Market seems to always carry traditional baked potatoes, but if you are lucky, you will get a chance to try out the baked sweet potatoes.
Do you like the food choices at the Liberty Square Market?