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Valhalla Bakery moving out of Market on South for new shared space with Dharma Southern Chick'n

The quaint plant based Market on South in the Milk District appears to be going south as the shared space is losing both its tenants and closing for now, with Dharma Southern Kitchen first to leave during the pandemic, and now Valhalla Bakery is leaving the property also.


Market on South in the Milk District

Faiyaz Kara in the Orlando Weekly reported that both vegan companies will be opening the "Cheney Collective" at the near 100 year old Fort Pitt building at 5565 Old Cheney Highway, a location that was previously earmarked as the new bricks and mortar home of V's Diner, the much loved pop-up and food truck business.


V's Diner did open at the location as a pop up in late 2019, but after issues with the buildings owners, they parted ways, and V's Diner is now building out its own bricks and mortar location at 908 SR-436 in Casselberry.


Dharma Southern Kitchen which used to have three thriving locations, closed down its Sanford and Tampa locations in 2022, before closing its Market on South location during the pandemic.


Dharma went quiet, until 8 weeks ago the company popped back up on Instagram to announce that "Only a few more weeks till we wrap up the build-out and unveil our new location & menu. Lookin at around April. Stay tuned."


The only other insert post from Dharma was five weeks again when the posted "TEAM TOTS OR TEAM FRIES? Cast your vote. Y’all decide."



Dharma Southern Kitchen have also changed their name on Instagram to Dharma Southern Chick'n, with the restaurant now concentrating on fried chicken rather than its previous expanded menu which included pulled jackfruit BBQ sandwiches, po’boys, and chilli dogs.


As for Valhalla Bakery, the bakery is still thriving and trading as usual at Market on South for now until the new Fort Pitt location is ready, and they also have a location in St Pete and Valkyrie Doughnuts here in Orlando.


The Cheney Collective has set a tentative opening date for sometime in May, but this is subject to change.


Valhalla Bakery Orlando

Where does this leave Market on South, well, empty obviously, but no announcements have been made on what business will be move into the location that has become a mainstay of Orlando vegan cuisine for quite some time.


Market on South in the Milk District

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