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Greensboro Curb Market

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Farmer’s Markets can be unexpected venues for wonderful food. The Ferry Building in San Francisco and The North Market in Columbus, Ohio are two great examples. Greensboro is no different with its Curb Market, located on Yanceyville Street across from the old baseball stadium.

One of the things I love most about the Curb Market is the wide variety of different ethnic foods packed in such a small space. M and I are here every Saturday, wandering from booth to booth and assembling a breakfast as we go. Here’s some of our favorite vendors:

Nora Glanz Bakery

Maker of the wonderful empanadas posted above, Nora is from Argentina. The guava and feta empanadas and the quiches she sells are very good. If you’re going to eat them there, ask her to heat them for you.

Zaytoon
Zaytoon

Zaytoon offers Palestinian and Mediterranean dips, breads and cookies. Their green fava bean dip is ridiculous. It’s lucky if it lasts a day at our house.

African Sister
African Sister

She’s usually selling traditional West African dishes like greens with peanut butter and red beans and rice. She also sells some beignets that look great, but I’ve never tried them. The ginger tea is very sweet and very ginger-y. Great way to wake up your senses.

Laura’s Goodies
Laura's Goodies

Laura’s goodies will make you wish you brought more cash. Both because it’s expensive and because it’s unbelievably good. The french macaroons are eyes-rolling-back-in-your-head yummy, especially the passionfruit-chocolate and lemon verbena-chocolate. Yes, you read that right.

Loaf Bakery
Loaf

Loaf does traditional European breads and pastries. This is my favorite breakfast spot. The focaccia is delicious.

Calico Cheese
Calico cheese

Calico started off as your average small scale cheese producer. Apparently back in the day a Hispanic guy was working for them and convinced them to do some traditional Hispanic cheeses. Fast forward to today and they sell cheese from here to the beach in all the small Hispanic markets. Their queso fresco is great crumbled over tacos and black beans, and while it might not be “ethnic,” I could eat an entire package of their jalepeno skillet cheese.

Get over there and support the local food scene!

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3 responses »

  1. Don’t forget Goat Lady Dairy! The Fig and Honey spreadable cheese and the smokey round are my two favorites. Tango is their goat’s milk yogurt which is great with berries and Gorilla Grains granola on the same aisle. They also have their monthly dinners which are outstanding. Have you been yet?

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  2. We love Goat Lady Dairy! We’ve been part of their CSA for 3 years now. I hated leaving out some of our other favs (Faucette Farms, Daniel and NIMBY, the coffee guy, Cane Creek Farms and their chorizo, etc…) But this blog is focused primarily on ethnic food, so I wanted to spotlight a few that folks might not know about…

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    • Sorry~ my dumb oversight! It was nice to see those faces that I see every Saturday pictured in your blog. I love your blog, by the way, and have it on a list of restaurants for people visiting from out of town that want something more than typical chain food.

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