Kid-friendly organic foodie haven
Where: Tong Chong St, Tai Koo Place, Island East
When: Every Sunday until Dec 28, 11am-5.30pm
Pick up: Raw Peruvian chocolate from Anything But Salads, organic juices from The Grover or a cool popsicle from Nice Pops.
Not content with just featuring freshly picked organic produce, Island East Market also offers hybrid nibbles and heartier options such as mini pies, fudge brownies and brothy laksa, all catered by local food vendors who’ve set up stall in the open air venue. Music performances and a kid-friendly terrace area complete the understated and underrated vibe, where you can also snap up local artists’ works and craft products. Founder and veteran foodie writer Janice Leung started the market in the autumn of 2012, after noticing a deficit in regular markets that favoured local, independent proprietors.
“ We see people aching for places to find high quality produce – we want to provide a platform for both the grower and the buyer,” says co-founder Vincent Poon.