Review of Strand Emporium Marketplace by TexasRealFood
The Old Strand Emporium is the “longest running retail store on the Strand,” specializing in Texas foods and gift items since 1974. The Emporium offers fresh fudge, a deli, cold drinks and a “large assortment of imported and domestic beers and Texas wines.” They have over 170 different beers. The Emporium has all the feel of an “old-fashioned ice cream parlor and sandwich shop,” with candy bins, hard-to-find cooking goods and sauces, and more. You can grab a snack or sandwich, and head outside to one of the Emporium's comfortable, convenient outdoor tables and watch The Strand in action. Quite simply, The Emporium is a “Galveston institution” not to be missed. Amazing service, fresh food and the history of this place is fantastic!