This past Thursday my dear friend Elena had the wonderfully spontaneous idea of having dinner at the Dufferin Grove Farmers’ Market. Held year round from 3-7pm every Thursday, it’s a lovely place to grab a snack, pick up some fruit or veggies and have a picnic. I was starving when we arrived and headed straight to the stand run by ChocoSol Traders, lured by their promise of a $5 Quesadilla.
People are usually drawn to the ChocoSol stall by the artisanal chocolate, but on this evening I really wanted something substantial and savoury. Each Quesadilla is made to order, and you literally watch them press out a fresh corn tortilla and cook it on the circular grill. It’s then filled with beans, cheese, greens and either a mild or slightly spicy salsa. Mine was devoured quickly since there a cute baby who had also her eye my quesadilla.
Wash it all down with a cool glass of ChocSol’s specialty, Ice Cold Drinking Chocolate. It’ll set you back $5 for a cup or bring your own mug and pay whatever you want. I’m not totally sure what’s in it, but it tastes like a mixture of water, high-quality dark chocolate (no crappy Nestle Quik here), possibly a hint of ginger and a few other things. Elena’s pretty sure it’s also dairy free.
In the winter, Dufferin Grove is a must visit for their Friday Night Supper and Ice Skating, which I wrote about here. Until the cold weather starts a nippin’, check out ChocoSol Trader at these farmers’ markets:
Dufferin Grove on Thursday’s 3-7pm
Don Valley Brickworks on Saturday’s 8am-2pm
Riverdale Farmer’s Market on Tuesday’s 3-7pm