It was finally the time of the year when we Washingtonian saw abundant fresh vibrant produce in the many farmers’ markets in different neighborhoods.
A deliberate trip to University District Farmers Market to purchase apple cider from Rockridge Orchards.
There were many different food offering at this large farmers market — Veraci pizza, empanadas, Thai to name a few.
We were very happy to try some funky waffles on a stick from My Sweet Lil Cakes.
I loved the groove and the funk that whole food truck was exuding.
We tried a sweet red velvet buttermilk with dark cherries and sweet cream, and a savory free range chicken and waffle.
These waffle on the sticks were lots of fun!
Cooked to order and the aroma of waffle smelled comforting as we were waiting for our order.
The outside were crisp batter that was light.
The dark cherries inside the red velvet stick had nice crunch, just right sweetness and great flavor, some batter inside made it a little mushy.
The free range fried chicken had a delicious dose of black pepper, tender and light.
The chicken pieces tasted very healthy (definitely not fried) which was a plus.
Accompanied with maple butter, the sweet and salty play was just lovely.
Each stick was pricey at $7 each, and I could not get full with one stick.
It was definitely a fun novelty snack.
The next stop was at Loki Fish Company.
They had a tent serving salmon sliders along side selling fish.
We tried the arugula with apple aioli and bacon, and a fennel carrot jalapeno slaw with shoyu glaze.
The little sweet bread of the sliders were soft and grilled crisp.
The salmon were interesting as I was expecting a small piece of salmon fillet, instead it was salmon cake with other fillers and flavoring.
Tasty but texture was a little soft and mushy in my opinion.
I loved the freshness of the fennel carrot and jalapeno slaw, not too spicy, crisp and fresh.
The apple bacon arugula combination was delicious as well with smoky flavor and crunchiness of the apple and arugula.
The sliders were at $4.50 each, also not cheap and I could say I tried them!