ZZest Market. Where it all started.

Before we were even called “ZZest,” we opened a tiny kiosk space at a local grocery store, Rochester Produce. First with 2 shelves, then with 6. The next step, six months later, was to open our own little cheese and specialty shop, on a corner no less. Our focus has always been on small batch artisan and quality ingredients. We are a voice for the small independent producers, the ones that can’t stock the shelves of big box stores. You can read more about our story right here.


Face it. We have the best stuff! A perfect gift for the hard to by for, that person who has everything, or for the one who just needs to be spoiled, don’t forget that could be you! The ZZest Market staff are pros at picking out gifts and boxing them up, and adding a bow!

Stop by or give us a call. During the holidays we put cool stuff together, that are ready to go. So, stop by often!

Find Us!

ZZest Market


Tel. 507-206-4560 100 1st Ave SW #203 Rochester, MN 55902 Mon – Fri 10am to 5:00pm Email us Looking for a Career with us?

Gift Cards

Of course we have gift cards! They’re accepted at all of our locations: ZZest Lunch Counter and the Market, Porch and Cellar, AND the newest newbies Hot Chip Burger Bar! We’ll send your card to you in the mail and they usually come pretty fast. Too easy!

Directions from the Street:

Here’s the deal. The easiest way to get to ZZest Market or Lunch Counter is like this: If you’re standing on 1stAve SW on the corner of the Peace Plaza, look at PRIMP. Just to the right is a door marked 1stAve Suites. Go in. Take the elevator or the stairs up one flight. Walk to the left a few steps. You have ARRIVED.


Mon-Fri the parking meters on 1stAve are 30 minutes. Which means, honestly, the cars move in and out a lot. You’ll get a spot. Trust me, I have plenty of tickets trying to stay beyond my 30 minutes to prove it!

ZZest Market:Your local source for small batch and quality ingredients.

ZZest Lunch Counter:Kind of like a food truck, only in a skyway.