Everything You Need to Know Before Going to Magnolia Market
When it comes to loving antiques and anything rustic, my husband and I are diehard. It’s only natural that when we visited Texas, we would make a pilgrimage to the heart of Texas, Waco, and to Magnolia Market.
Firstly, try to make time for at least one day there. Secondly, if you can manage for more time, you’ll have the chance to see more of Waco too.
It was one of our bucket list items to visit Magnolia Markets. If it is on your list too, read on to discover everything you need to know before going to Magnolia Market.
1. WHERE IS MAGNOLIA MARKET AT THE SILOS LOCATED?
Just like Joanna and Chip were charmed by the rustic look of the silos at 601 Webster Ave—you will be too.
That is to say, it is charming and quite easy to find.
Once you drive into town, it’s at the heart of Waco. After a few turns, you’re there. It’s pretty amazing to see how they’ve given new life to a Waco landmark.
2. What Are the Hours at Magnolia Market?
Magnolia Market’s regular business hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
The market—as well as the Magnolia Table—is closed on Sundays.
|Monday||9:00am – 6:00pm|
|Tuesday||9:00am – 6:00pm|
|Wednesday||9:00am – 6:00pm|
|Thursday||9:00am – 6:00pm|
|Friday||9:00am – 6:00pm|
|Saturday||9:00am – 6:00pm|
Silos Baking Co.
Their amazing bakery, Silos Baking Co. opens at 7:30 a.m. and believe me, you will not leave disappointed.
The bakery was formerly a flower shop that was abandoned.
It’s right on the corner of the Magnolia Market property and is now the gorgeous white brick bakery. They renovated it on an episode of Fixer Upper.
You can see the silos right behind it!
|Monday||7:30am – 6:00pm|
|Tuesday||7:30am – 6:00pm|
|Wednesday||7:30am – 6:00pm|
|Thursday||7:30am – 6:00pm|
|Friday||7:30am – 6:00pm|
|Saturday||7:30am – 6:00pm|
What to Order at the bakery:
If you plan on visiting Magnolia Market, make sure and I mean, MAKE SURE that you stop by the Silos Baking Co.
You absolutely need to try the Silos Cookie. A chocolate chip cookie made even better with peanut butter chips and walnuts.⠀
✨🍪 O T H E R M U S T S 🍪✨⠀
- The Lemon Lavender Cupcake (flavours totally work🍋)⠀
- Oatmeal Cookie Pie (vanilla buttercream sandwiched between two oatmeal molasses cookies, seasonal)⠀
- The Prize Pig (bacon & cheddar biscuit 🧀🥓)⠀ ⠀⠀
Seriously, we also tried the Strawberry and Cream Cupcake and it was amazing.
To clarify, Silos Baking Co. is the type of bakery you will not walk away unhappy. ⠀
MAGNOLIA PRESS COFFEE CO.
Looking for a great cup of coffee? They have a coffee shop too! Magnolia Market at the Silos is located at 418 S. 8th Street Waco, Texas.
|Monday||7:00am – 6:00pm|
|Tuesday||7:00am – 6:00pm|
|Wednesday||7:00am – 6:00pm|
|Thursday||7:00am – 6:00pm|
|Friday||7:00am – 6:00pm|
|Saturday||7:00am – 6:00pm|
Parking at Magnolia Market, Silos Baking Co. and Magnolia Press Coffee Co. Moreover, accessible parking is available along 6th street in front of Magnolia Market, as well as free lots around downtown Waco where you can ride the trolley or walk to the silos.
Magnolia Table Take Away + Market is attached to our Magnolia Table restaurant located at 2132 S. Valley Mills Dr. Waco, TX 76706.
|Monday||7:00am – 4:00pm|
|Tuesday||7:00am – 4:00pm|
|Wednesday||7:00am – 4:00pm|
|Thursday||7:00am – 4:00pm|
|Friday||7:00am – 4:00pm|
|Saturday||7:00am – 4:00pm|
3. WHERE CAN YOU PARK AT MAGNOLIA MARKET?
Well, we were able to find free parking in the lot on 6th Street and Jackson Ave. There’s also free lots around downtown Waco too.
You can ride the free trolley or walk to the silos.
The silos grounds offers free parking (enter on 8th street), including handicap spaces on 6th street.
There’s plenty of street parking in the area. Plus, you can take the Silos District Trolley to get to the Silos.
You can park for free downtown and take a 10-minute ride to the Silos.
Make sure you ride the trolley, it parks right in front of the market. It’s a good way to see other shops and see downtown Waco for free.
Chip and Joanna do ask visitors to respect other business owners and not use their lots.
4. What is the best time to visit Magnolia Market?
The doors open at 9 AM from Monday to Saturday. It’s super busy on Fridays and Saturdays first thing. It also picks up at noon.⠀
So, when’s the best?⠀
Well, we went on a weekday and the crowds were small. We were able to enjoy the grounds, get some great pics, and the bakery line was small.⠀
Similarly, going at around 4 PM, when it starts to wind down is a good bet too.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
5. What to Eat at Magnolia Market?
When it comes to finding good food at Magnolia Market, you don’t have to go too far.
Just take note that their food trucks do change from time to time.
So, they won’t always be the same.
Little Brisket by Guess Family Barbecue:
Delicious BBQ, try the brisket melt. They have an $8 Daily Special: Pulled pork sandwich, a bag of chips + drink. Plus, they serve breakfast!
Comfort food at its finest. Try the ‘The Old School Combo’—a classic grilled cheese + bag of chips.
If you can’t decide, we don’t blame you but, they offer a sandwich and mac ‘n cheese combo deal. It’s called the “Power Couple.”
H.O.T Dog House:
They serve gourmet hot dogs, sausages and bratwurst. Believe me, they have lots to chose from. If you’re gluten-free, they offer a chili bowl “Dog Pile” option.
900 Degree Pizza:
What rocks about them is that you can build your own pizza. They have a good menu to choose from too. There’s something for everyone. Plus, they source their ingredients from Italy!
Captain Billy Whizzbangs:
If you want some delicious fries and a juicy burger, this is it. The truck has two burger options, the first is a classic beef and the other is their signature bacon and beef blend burger. Try the whizzbang fries!
Chuck’s Gourmet Popcorn:
Perfect for the road trip home, grab some salted caramel popcorn or cinnamon toast popcorn. You can smell it right away too!
Alabama Sweet Tea:
Freshly brewed iced tea. When you buy a tea, not only do you get a thirst-quenching drink but a reusable glass jar, too.
You can get sweetened, unsweetened or try the Mason Dixon—half sweet and half unsweet.
Oh, and what’s cool is that you can bring back your mason jar and get a refill for 1/2 price. Score!
They also have a Magnolia Table and Baking Silos Co. truck. They sell cookies, cupcakes, pimiento cheese and chicken salad sandwiches, as well as breakfast tacos and biscuits with strawberry butter.
An honourable mention would be Torchy’s Tacos. It is not at the Silos but, it’s pretty close. While I know this is a chain, if you’re not local to the area, it will be a first.
They only have locations in certain states and it’s the first time I tried them.
Their tacos are DELICIOUS.
6. What is MAGNOLIA SEED + SUPPly?
If you follow Joanna and Chip, you know they are multi-talented. Not only can she make homes beautiful, but she also has a knack for the outdoors too.
For instance, her garden at Magnolia Market is no exception.
You can stock up on tools to channel your inner Jo at the gardening shop.
It’s in the back corner of the property, so don’t miss it. It’s a great way for kids to learn about gardening and take some pics in their teepee!
7. Do they offer free shipping?
Customers can get free standard shipping on orders of $75 or more. Unfortunately, they don’t ship to Canada.
Basically, they put in an order for you and have it delivered to your home in the US. You don’t have to carry any of the goodies or try to find space in your luggage.
Also, there are items available in the store that aren’t available online. So take a peek at their Magnolia store before you go!
Just remember that even if you qualify for free shipping, there may still be packaging charges.
8. Are Joanna and Chip Gaines Ever at the Magnolia Market?
Unfortunately, the chance of Jo and Chip being at the Silos is very low. Not that it doesn’t happen.
If by chance they happen to stop in while you’re at the Market, consider yourself lucky!
Though I hear that on some Saturdays, Joanna’s mom will be at the Silos greeting guests.
Another recognizable face is Jimmy Don. You may sometimes see him there and he has a shop on 401 S 8th Street right near the Silos.
The signs he sells there are different than the ones at Magnolia Market.
9. How do the Trolleys work?
I love that Chip and Joanna have thought of everything when it comes to Magnolia Market.
Even how to get around.
The Silo District Downtown Trolley is designed to make getting around downtown Waco fast and convenient. The best part is that you can ride the trolley for free!
The trolley’s route makes it easy to get to and from Magnolia Market. Plus, you can hop off and check out other popular shopping, dining and art venues in downtown Waco.
All you have to do is take the trolley down the street to Magnolia Market. Then on your way back make sure to stop at any of the shops, museums, and restaurants.
The Dr. Pepper factory is there and a fun place to explore if you have time.
You can also track the trolley on its route in real-time.
COST OF TROLLEY: FREE
Enjoy your visit
Above all, the most important part of visiting Magnolia Market is to take your time and just have fun.
Especially if you aren’t local and might not have the chance to come back any time soon. They have lots of areas to sit and relax too.
You May Also Like:
- Best Places to Eat in Alpharetta, Georgia
- Top Things to Do in Alpharetta, Georgia
- 8 Top Things to Do in Atlanta, Georgia
Don’t forget to have some fun playing on their lawn where you’ll find activities and games.
We absolutely loved our time in Waco, Texas and don’t forget to check out the other local shops and antique stores around Magnolia Market.
We stopped at the Findery and Savage Finds and explored the downtown area. It was a blast!
Did I miss anything when it comes to everything you need to know before visiting Magnolia Market?
Let me know, til then–cheers m’deres!
Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist, lifestyle content creator, and editor of Whispered Inspirations. She is a proud Mom to Gabby and Michaela, and wife to Darasak. They all share her insatiable wanderlust, enjoyment of good food, and sharing their adventures with the world. Nancy is a contributor to the Huffington Post, TODAY’s Parents, and an Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador.