I love a good stroll through a market. Growing up in London I always found the markets to be a joy, my eyes drinking in the trinkets and arts and crafts and feasting on food stalls selling tasty treats. So it was fantastic to hear about the launch of Island East Markets by the fabulous Janice Leung of e-ting and her partner Vincent Poon.
Hong Kong in all its cosmopolitan glory has been sadly lacking in the farmers’ market stakes, so it’s brilliant that Janice and Vincent have finally provided us with a Sunday farmers’ market of over 40 stalls selling fresh locally grown organic produce, arts and crafts by fabulous local artisans and F&B stalls tempting us with delicious snacks, coffees, wines, bread and cheese.
Island East Markets, situated in Quarry Bay is cute, bustling with activity and a breath of fresh air in an area not frequently visited on the weekends. The sight of cheese, bread and coffee hits you and if you plan on eating breakfast, I wouldn’t bother as you can quickly fill yourself up grazing on what’s on offer.
Launched on Sunday September 30th and at first, only running for 4 weekends, it’s now been announced that after a 2 week break, they’ll be back every Sunday from November 11th to December 16th! Hooray!
Get yourself down to Island East Markets this Sunday 21st and grab yourself a pie or three, a pretty little trinket and some coffee to go and show support for Janice and Vincent for this wonderful idea!
Island East Markets, Tong Chong Street, TaiKoo Place, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong
Sundays, Oct 21, Nov 11, 18, 25, Dec 2, 9, 16, 2012, 10am-5pm