Friday, July 8, 2016

Crepes, Tripletas and Injera: 8 International Foods You'll Find at Your Favorite Farmers Market

Posted By on Fri, Jul 8, 2016 at 9:17 AM

Yes, the San Antonio food scene is booming, but we're still lacking on a few key items. Thankfully, several San Antonio residents are taking matters into their own hands and delivering hard-to-find foods straight to our bellies. Here's a quick list of fare you should be eating at your local farmers market ASAP.

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Al Hijazyat, which rotates through The People's Nite MarketDignowity Hill Farmers Market and the Trinity Market, is adding Saudi Arabian bites to the landscape. With influences from Egypt, Syria, Turkey, India, Indonesia and Central Asian, Al Hijazyat, owned by Mashail Abdalaal, adds lamb dumplings and dolmas along with rice dishes, but expect to find the cuisine rolling throughout San Antonio as Abdalaal and her family save up for a food truck. 

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The city's booming Puerto Rican population has made for an increase in said island's fare, including Ay Papi's food truck, which visits the The People's Nite Market with a menu of crisp tostones, meaty tripleta sandwiches, and a seriously delicious Cuban sandwich. 

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A first for San Antonio in recent history (give or take the last 30 years), Berbere Ethiopian Cuisine is adding a new sort of spice to The People's Market and The Trinity Market. Named after a spice blend that contains chili peppers, garlic, ginger, basil, korarima, rue, ajwain or radhuni, nigella and fenugreek, Berbere Ethiopian recently launched a food truck now based at 4741 Fredericksburg Road. The menu packs in veggies and proteins so you'll find lentils, green beans, beets and stewed cabbage served alongside beef tibs, a dish of marinated beef. Dishes often include a spongy sourdough flatbread known as injera. 

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The Trinity Market is the weekend home to Bombay Salsa Co., a food truck that blends Indian and Mexican cuisines with solid results. Owned by St. Phillips instructor Hitish Nathani, the truck serves up butter chicken curry, mustard greens curry and fun takes on samosas. Don't miss the Bombay quesadillas served with chicken or paneer or biryani burritos. 

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