Food finds: German and Greek treats for the road
Back to the Marco Island Farmer’s Market on a chilly Wednesday morning to see what I could find.
My first stop was Evi’s Bakery & Deli, or as she is referred to by some, the German Lady.
If you’re hankering for some apple, cherry or blueberry strudel you’re in luck. How about bratwurst with sauerkraut in a blanket? German potato salad? Red cabbage? Spätzle? Soup?
My grab for the day was a mushroom cheese puff and a spinach feta pastry.
You can’t go wrong with filo – sweet or savory; or is it phyllo; it’s both. And it’s amazing.
I also took a couple of raspberry twists covered in powdered sugar. They may be naughty and knotty, but the taste is light and delicious.
Evi’s is also a great stop for cinnamon rolls, cookies and schnitzel.
My next stop was Chef Robert’s Kitchen.
In the mood for some hummus, tabouli, baba ghanouj, stuffed grape leaves, olive tapenade, spanakopita or my personal favorite, baklava? While you are there, stock up on some fresh pita bread and chips, falafel, spinach fataya and a host of other specialty breads and spices.
Chef Robert also has some Greek favorite heat and serve frozen dishes.
I stopped for the kataifi, Greek shredded wheat dough with nuts and honey. It’s fun to look at, delicious and you can get two pieces for $5. That’s dessert for two!
Food Finds, a new column spotlighting tasty treats you can find all over Southwest Florida and not necessarily just served in a restaurant.
If you go
The Marco Island Farmer’s Market
- 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesdays, at Veterans Community Park, Marco Island
- Information: cityofmarcoisland.com.