Between Ellis Square to the east and Franklin Square to the west, you will find a full block known as City Market.
This block is full of local shops, artists, restaurants, bars, and other businesses that further contribute to the specialness of the city. This open block is free of car traffic, and lets you wander and see all the different spots they have to offer. Whether you are a foodie, history buff, or anything in between you will find a new favorite on this block. On the next sunny day you are in Savannah, be sure to spend it in City Market.
If a sweet treat is what you are looking for, then Byrd’s Famous Cookies in City Market is a must stop.
In this cookie spot you can sample all their special homemade cookies that they have been baking since 1924, including their first cookie that they started with, the scotch oatmeal cookie. This spot has become one of the largest and fastest growing independent cookie, snack, and gift companies in the United States. They are also the only cookie to win dessert of the year at the National Food Association’s Fancy Food Show for their tart key lime cooler cookie. For a special Savannah staple treat, check out Byrd’s Famous Cookies.
One of the most iconic stops in the city is a veteran in the Savannah pizza scene, Vinnie Van GoGo’s pizza located on the corner of City Market. With over-sized New York slices that consist of fresh dough made every night, fresh grated parmesan and mozzarella cheese, and rich sauce that will make you warm and happy inside. Beyond their delicious, award-winning, pizza, you can also get calzones, salads and sides, and that can all be experienced in this small pizza shop with an easy going Savannah vibe. If the foodie in you wants to try the best pizza Savannah has to offer, be sure to come by Vinnie Van GoGo’s.
For a taste of history in City Market, look no further than the American Prohibition Museum.
This is not your average “dry” museum, and here you can travel back in time to the prohibition era. This is the first, and only, museum in the United States dedicated to the history of prohibition. As you walk through the museum you will experience the prominent reasons, figures and groups of prohibition while feeling like you are there. The tour of course ends in a speak easy where the skilled bartender will make you a drink to go and will give you the complete experience for the era. For a historical and unique experience that you will not find anywhere else, stop by the American Prohibition Museum.
A special spot in City Market that offers wine, and other drinks, is the Georgia Tasting Room.
Started in 2017 the tasting room has refined an old Savannah tradition, and at the same time started a new one. With tastings guided by local palates, you will get to try selected products from all around Georgia and the coastal south. At this tasting room they take pride in being a small business that is locally owned and provides a unique southern experience. For a special wine tasting that you will only find in City Market, come to the Georgia Tasting Room.
City Market is a full block from Ellis to Franklin Squares that offers a special section of Savannah. On this block there are a variety of restaurants, sweet spots, bars, and even museums that further contribute to the specialness of the City of Savannah. Be sure to make City Market a must stop when in Savannah, because you will find something for everyone here to have a great time.