We set up shop at Opendoor Cafe one sunny Saturday in April for our first ever Foodie Market featuring 20 vendors selling a variety of hot and cold foods.
We didn’t expect the sheer volume of people that turned out and all the vendors did a great job of pleasing the masses. Just to name a few, there were Hawaiian sashimi bowls from Pololi, gorgeous grilled cheese from 3/3rds, hot dogs from Golden Pig and pork neck sandwiches from Bread & Beast.
There were plenty of tea and coffee options from TeaCha and Porch The Coffee Merchants, who gave free samples of their premium drinks before we moved on to all the sweet things from Papabubble, Sunday Bakeday, Cake Minstrel and Shamrock.
ChopCookDine were there selling handmade aprons and oven gloves and Buonissimo sold a selection of fresh produce and high quality olive oils, along with MySnappyCart who explained how Hong Kongers can have groceries delivered to their door within two hours using their fast online service.
There were Italian craft beers from Craftissimo and Purple 9 Wine delighted patrons with their reds, whites and rosés. Out in the courtyard, Invisible Kitchen provided a selection of their canapés and Nice Pops rocked it with their alcoholic ice lollies.
Apart from the endless supply of food available, there were some fantastic food demos from Nutrition Nation where they taught eager groups how to make healthy energy balls using raw ingredients. Chef Tom Burney also gave instructions on how to make his easy canapés from Invisible Kitchen and the lovely guys at Buonissimo hosted a delightful wine tasting. The most useful event of the day was Lori Granito's talk on food startups as she imparted some knowledge to entrepreneurs hoping to start their own food-centric ventures.
With live music from a whole line-up of artists and an art jamming corner, it was certainly a fun foodie for all, stay posted for our next one!