Food Finds: Bella Maria has sweet and salty
If you’re looking for sweet or salty this week’s Food Find has you covered. And you can find it at the Marco Island Farmer’s Market.
First the salty, Bella Maria has a variety of quiche to choose from, from mozzarella and tomato basil to cheddar cheese and bacon. We picked the spinach and sun-dried tomatoes, and the mushroom and tomato. These quiches are fluffy, eggy, fantastic goodness that’s a great addition to any meal at any time of the day.
On the sweet side, from Napoleons of varying sizes to cookies and tartlets, Bella has something for your sweet tooth.
Tartlets come in blueberry, cherry, apricot, key lime and fresh fruit, to name a few. We had the cherry and it was baked to perfection. The fruit was on the light side and the cream cheese filling was an unexpected surprise.
We also sampled a cookie filled with dulce de leche and topped with powdered sugar. It’s so sweet it’ll make your teeth hurt.
Bella Maria is filled with baking goodness. Check them out Wednesdays at the Marco Island Farmer’s Market. If you were a fan of their former 5th Ave café, you’ll be happy you did.
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.