Crumbleberry Market reopens after closing for renovations

Nicole Gustman, owner of Crumbleberry Market, poses for a photo in the shop. The cafe-style restaurant is a
plant based shop that recently reopened after completing renovations. It is located in Fleming Plaza. Thursday, February 12, 2022 (Photo by: Maiya Banks)
Nicole Gustman, owner of Crumbleberry Market, poses for a photo in the shop. The cafe-style restaurant is a plant based shop that recently reopened after completing renovations. It is located in Fleming Plaza. Thursday, February 12, 2022 (Photo by: Maiya Banks)

Crumbleberry Market, an eatery owned by Southern alumna Nicole Gustman, reopened on February 15 at Fleming Plaza. 

 The market offers a variety of options, including gluten free foods, soy free products and dairy free cheeses. 

Crumbleberry Market first opened in March 2021, Gustman said in an interview with the Accent; but it closed for the holidays and renovations. 

Items on the menu include avocado toast, French toast bake as well as a weekly variety of bowls, salads and sandwiches. Everything is plant-based, and the bowls are gluten free, according to Gustman.

Gustman shared her inspiration for starting Crumbleberry Market. 

“I love food,” she said. “I started baking at home a lot. And then at some point, I was like, ‘Oh, maybe I could make money doing this.’ And I started by selling … some products over at the Village Market.”

According to Gustman, Crumbleberry Market does not currently offer a meal plan option to Southern students. However, Gustman said she is open to the idea.

“If we can figure it out in the future, we would be interested in [offering a meal plan option],” Gustman said. “I know it clearly is something that the students are interested in us doing. But even if for some reason we can’t, I would love to have … stuff affordable for the students, and maybe even specials or promotions.” 

In an interview with the Accent, Kristen Page, sophomore nursing major, shared her reaction to going to Crumbleberry Market. Page heard about the eatery from a friend and went one morning. 

“It’s nice to go for breakfast before class because they open it … [at 7],” Page said. “So, that gave me enough time to go there and have breakfast before my 8 a.m. class. 

“It’s just a really cute place,” Page continued. “And the people are really friendly too. It’s a very homey feel.” 

Crumbleberry Market is open Tuesday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.  It is also open on Friday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., Gustman said.  Breakfast is served all day, and lunch starts at 11 a.m. 

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