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Food Addicts Unite 04/26/11

Our newest contributor, Robyn Eldon, shares her favourites at the Market On Main market.

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My name is Robyn…and I‘m addicted to food.

But in a good way. Not in the way that leaves you massively overweight, having your children bring you buckets of fried chicken in bed and a fire truck arriving to take you to your cardiologist appointment.

Luckily I have a fantastic Man who bravely eats everything I put in front of him. And hey, it can’t be that bad if he’s gone from being a carnivore to a vegetarian during the course of my vegan culinary trials? (First lesson learnt: 1 cup vegetable stock does not mean 1 cup vegetable stock powder. Water is your friend.)

Through my journey so far, I’ve sampled some fantastic vegan cuisine which you simply MUST get your hands on.

One of my personal favourites for eating some tasty food is the Market On Mainin Johannesburg. Here is a rundown on some of my foodie highlights:

Market On Main

First off, if you haven’t been through to Market On Main then get yourself there on your next free Sunday.

Eat Your Heart out

Eat Your Heart Out

I recommend starting off with a veg hotdog from Eat Your Heart Out where you can pick your favourite type of roll, sausage and relish. I went with a gherkin and corn relish and loved every delicious moment, even as I spilt gherkins and corn all over my lap. I must admit though, I did suffer from serious food envy while watching Man devouring his tomato-chutney dog as I picked sticky gherkins off my pants.

Little Addis

A little known fact about our African relative Ethiopia is that their cuisine is largely vegetarian and vegan due to the many religious fasting days they observe. Little Addis hits the nail on any veg’s head with a plate of delicacies to share for R50. In Ethiopia sharing food from a common plate signifies the bonds of loyalty and friendship, but in my case it dented the bonds of loyalty and love as Man refused to be a champ and only eat the things I didn’t like and leave me the bits that I was loving.

Fine And Raw

If you’re a big spender, or serious chocolate fanatic, then spend R35 on the two tiniest pieces of chocolate you will ever pay money for at the Fine and Raw stand. I sprouted a cavity just standing by the display table – this stuff is so rich and so good and makes for a perfect dessert.

Next up, I’m off to the first Vegan Sundays’ all-you-can-eat buffet in Linden, Johannesburg. I’ll post my experience soon!

Market On Main
Every Sunday from 10:00 – 15:00
Location: The market is at Arts On Main, situated in the emerging Maboneng Precinct on the east side of Johannesburg city, in close proximity to the Absa headquarters, Ellis Park and Jewel City.Click here for directions.

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Claudine April 26, 2011 Reply

Fab article Robyn :-)

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Editor: Laura April 27, 2011 Reply

Looks like there are some really tasty goodies!

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