Hawkers Market is an excellent means of discovering new food artisans in Vancouver. At their recent soiree held at the Eastside Flea, dozens of young vendors sold and sampled their edible goods. Here’s who impressed:
The Salty Cookie Co. is a small cookie-centric bakery who sells through markets and private orders only. Behind these sweet, salty, chewy delights is mom-of-two, pastry chef Meredith Kaufman, who makes three simple yet fabulous flavours: brown butter chocolate chip, spicy ginger molasses and salted brown sugar.
Another exciting vendor was The Lemon Square (pictured above), a small-batch, highly specialized company launched by two passionate guys, namely Wally Mitchell and Daniel Spratling. I can easily say this is the best lemon bar I have ever tried.
Notch Coffee was also new and shiny at Hawkers. These young, passoinate guys are all about seasonally selected, transparently sourced, hand-brewed cold brew.