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Anyone who has seen an episode of Fixer Upper instantly wants to be Chip and Joanna Gaines. If you don’t know, the couple owns the remodeling and design company Magnolia Homes, which is featured on the aforementioned HGTV show. They also own and operate Magnolia Market at the Silos in Waco, Texas, which has become a destination for fans of the couple.
But should it be?
My friend Mallory moved cross country from Washington to Florida with her husband and their then 4-year-old daughter. Part of their road trip involved stopping at Magnolia Market at the Silos. Of course, I asked her to take photos for us and blog her trip.
She did, of course, because my friends are awesome. Also, because my friends are awesome, they run their own businesses. Mallory runs Vinyl By Panch, and she can make you basically anything with vinyl. So if you need your farmhouse decor but can’t make it to Magnolia, she can hook you up.
This post is basically her post, with an update for 2020. Because things are a little bit different this year.
Things You Need To Know Before Visiting Magnolia Market At The Silos
This majority of this post was written by Mallory. We haven’t been to Magnolia Market at The Silos, so we are trusting her information.
The day we spent in Waco, Texas and it didn’t start out as I thought it was going to. We left the hotel and got to Magnolia Table (2132 S Valley Mills Dr, Waco, TX) at 9:30 am, thinking it just opened at 9 am. Just kidding! It opens at 6 am! I think (or now I know), I confused the open time with the most busiest time.
We only drove past. The line was out the door and then some AND the parking lot was packed.
We went off to find breakfast and found The Egg and I (Side note: It has since closed and become Our Breakfast Place at 4600 Franklin Ave #100, Waco, TX). Breakfast was delicious and I’m assuming cheaper than what Magnolia Table would have been. Plus, we were in and out in an hour!
(Lisa’s note: So Mallory actually called me during this part of her day. That was the second time she called. Well, the first time her purse called me, but she eventually got on the phone and told me how crazy Magnolia Table was. It’s not actually in the same complex as Magnolia Market. It’s by itself, the fifth exit off a roundabout off a highway. If you’re planning to eat there, plan accordingly. Don’t plan to eat there and then casually stroll over to Magnolia Market. It’s a drive that you need to get in your car for.
(Also, Magnolia Table doesn’t take reservations, so you just have to get on line and wait. And it closes at 3 pm. So there’s a chance you could be waiting on that line and not get seated.)
Magnolia Market at the Silos
Next stop was Magnolia Market at the Silos (601 Webster Ave, Waco, TX). I always imagined everything was in a farm area. Boy was I wrong! The Silos and Market are right in the middle of city block and the start of a residential area.
We walked around a bit; the weather was perfect. The market had a ton of people, but it was easy to walk around. If your child is in a stroller, it is best to leave it outside while shopping (bring your child with you!).
The top floor of the market has everything from cookware to home decor. There were registers there, but the lines didn’t look long even though it was packed! Then you head downstairs in the market to more home decor, clothing, hats, and other great things! There are more registers, so the line went really quickly! Prices were as expected: $26 for adult shirts/hats, $5 for magnets and $$$ for decor items.
What’s great is that when you’re at the register, the first thing the cashier asks is if if you’re military, spouse, or a vet because Magnolia Market offers a military discount on food and in the store.
Silos Baking Co.
Silos Baking Co. (601 Webster Ave, Waco, TX) also had a long line, so we skipped that as well! But don’t fear, we were still able to get some delicious Silo cupcakes at the food truck! Yes, they have food trucks on the property. The Magnolia website says they change, but the day we went, there was everything from BBQ to mac & cheese trucks.
And if your like us and skipped Magnolia Table and Silos Bakery, you’re in luck because both have food trucks! Of course, the food trucks don’t have the full menus of the restaurant and bakery, but there’s enough to give you the experience of having the food. Cupcake prices were $3.50 each and Magnolia bottles of water were $2.
Magnolia Seed + Supply
Also on the property was Magnolia Seed + Supply (601 Webster Ave, Waco, TX ). The seed shop was small, so we didn’t go in (plus we were moving cross country so we didn’t need those items), but it sells gardening supplies and seeds.
The best part of visiting the Silos was the outdoor area. There was so much open space that it didn’t feel crowded. The pavilion section had a covered seating area, an AstroTurf area where kids can just run, and bean bag chairs for parents to relax. Corn hole and blocks were the games of choice there (all provided by Magnolia for free).
It’s a fun experience if you’re passing through, like we were, or if you’re in the area for something else. But the Magnolia experience is something you can definitely do in one day.
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