Unique Plum Market Kitchen Experience Opens in Cleveland’s University Circle’s Uptown District

Exterior of Plum Market Kitchen in Cleveland's University Circle neighborhood


Natural grocery store, café, and coffee bar represents partnership of Plum Market, Bon Appétit Management Company, and Case Western Reserve University

Cleveland, Ohio— (March 11, 2021) – Bon Appétit Management Company and Plum Market have officially opened the doors of Plum Market Kitchen to the public, launching this unique 12,000-square foot urban market concept featuring all natural, organic, and locally sourced food, beverage, and wellness items in the University Circle neighborhood.

“The addition of Plum Market Kitchen to the Uptown retail district brings an innovative, health-conscious grocery and dining operation to serve the university’s faculty, staff and students as well as the University Circle community,” said Richard Jamieson, Vice President for Campus Services at Case Western Reserve. “This new operation, made possible through our strong partnership with Bon Appétit, will provide an excellent dining venue while meeting the vital grocery needs of area shoppers.”

Image of coffee bar at opening of Plum Market at Case Western University.

The coffee bar at Plum Market Kitchen will keep Cleveland’s University Circle District abuzz.

Plum Market, with multiple format locations in Michigan, Illinois, and Indiana, was chosen for its legacy of quality and innovation in the natural grocery sector. The company is known for its curated selection of natural groceries, wine and beer, and apothecary and wellness items. Plum Market serves its brand of lifestyle essentials to millions of guests per year across multiple formats that include full service grocery stores, urban-store concepts, and cafeteria partnerships. The company has found a niche among college town audiences that include Oakland University in Detroit and Bon Appétit-served Butler University in Indianapolis.

Organic and locally sourced products make up most of Plum Market Kitchen’s retail collection and include packaged snacks, frozen items, artisan baked goods, and specialty candies, with a tremendous focus on their wine and beer selection. The company’s signature recipe collection of grab and go foods features hot meals, fresh salads, fresh sushi, all natural soups, and made to order signature sandwiches. Plum Market Kitchen’s menu items are crafted on site from peak of season ingredients by a Bon Appétit executive chef and culinary staff.

The location also offers a selection of vitamins and supplements, natural skin and body care, locally crafted goods, and a full service coffee bar.

The new Plum Market Kitchen is located at 11473 Euclid Avenue. Its hours are 7am – 9pm Monday – Friday, 9am – 9pm Saturdays, and 9am – 8pm Sundays. Case Western Reserve University students can take advantage of a variety of offerings using their CWRU meal plans, while faculty can utilize their CWRU CaseCharge or CaseCash.



About Plum Market

Plum Market is a privately owned Detroit based company with a service forward approach to food, beverage, and wellness essentials. The company promotes all natural, organic, and locally crafted items to meet the needs of the health conscious and the foodies alike, across more than 25 multiple format locations throughout Michigan, Illinois, and Indiana, with new locations announced in Texas, Ohio, and Washington DC in 2020. For more information, visit www.plummarket.com, join on Facebook, and follow @PlumMarket on Twitter and Instagram.


About Bon Appétit Management Company

Bon Appétit Management Company (www.bamco.com) is an on-site restaurant company operating cafés in 33 states for corporations, universities, and museums. Bon Appétit chefs cook from scratch, including sauces, stocks, and soups. The Palo Alto–based food service company is a recognized industry leader in environmentally and socially responsible practices, with awards from organizations including the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council, Acterra, James Beard Foundation, and many others.


About Case Western Reserve University

Case Western Reserve University is one of the country’s leading private research institutions. Located in Cleveland, we offer a unique combination of forward-thinking educational opportunities in an inspiring cultural setting. Our leading-edge faculty engage in teaching and research in a collaborative, hands-on environment. Our nationally recognized programs include arts and sciences, dental medicine, engineering, law, management, medicine, nursing and social work. About 5,100 undergraduate and 6,700 graduate students comprise our student body. Visit case.edu to see how Case Western Reserve thinks beyond the possible.


Plum Market Media Contact

Linley Puleikis | 248.706.1600 x163 | [email protected]


Bon Appétit Management Company Media Contact

Colleen Reynolds | 216.368.0051 | [email protected]


Case Western Reserve University Media Contact

Bill Lubinger | 216.368.4443 | [email protected]