Greg and I recently visited a truly unique place in Franklin, Tennessee, Henpeck Village Market, which gets its name from the street that runs beside it, Henpeck Lane.
Henpeck Village Market is a combination of several different things. It's a restaurant, a market, an ice cream parlor, and a gift shop all rolled into one!
The decor is very interesting with images of chickens all around, including original oil paintings of roosters (that are for sale) as well as pictures of a hen on the ladies' room door and a rooster on the gents', all of which add really cute touches.
In addition, the tables and chairs were of different designs which made it a fun chore to decide just where to sit.
A Few of the Grocery Items
The Ice Cream Parlor
When we finally decided on a table, we, with the help of our efficient waitress, Diane, chose sandwiches. I got the pimento cheese with fries, and Greg had his usual favorite, a cheeseburger with fries. Everything was delicious. In fact, we concluded that they were among the very best sandwiches we'd ever tasted!
Plenty of Food!
We were too full for dessert, but we left with a piece of Italian cream cake, to enjoy later. The cake, in a word, was delightful!
In fact, our compliments to the cook, the staff, and to the owners, Sharon Moore and Carl Moore. Those that we met were friendly and helpful. Sharon Moore said that running Henpeck was a team effort. For example, one lady makes the delicious biscuits. The cashier, Rebecca, makes whole grain loaves of bread to sell there.
Ready to Go
Sharon describes their food as "Southern home cooking" which is "made from scratch" with an emphasis on healthy food such as the salad bar. The menu is still evolving into selections that their customers prefer such as the tuna salad that several people requested.
For those who'd rather dine outside, there is The Patio which even has a fireplace to warm you on chilly days. On warm days, it would be a great place to eat ice cream while enjoying the pretty scenery. Sounds like a plan!
A View from The Patio
As if all of this weren't enough, lucky diners will soon get to enjoy live musical entertainment on certain days of the week.
Of course I had to check out the gift shop, The Loft, which is chock-full of fantastic items.
This is a small sample of what's upstairs in the loft. (Soon, many more items which are for sale will be on display downstairs for those who'd rather not navigate the stairs.)
My overall impression of Henpeck Village Market is that it's original and charming, sure to delight anyone who decides to stop by for a visit!
Henpeck Village Market
1268 Lewisburg Pike at Henpeck Lane
Franklin, TN 37064
Phone (615) 807-2117
Fax (615) 807-2120
( A website is in the works.)
Positive thought: The vernal equinox is March 20. Welcome spring!
Thanks for visiting! Until next time (Sunday, March 25), Becky