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Sunday, May 23, 2010

Foxy Falafel's Debut

I love farmers markets! I love the accessibility to food, farmers, and like-minded people. Another thing I love is the food vendors and this season we have a new kid on the food vendor block, Foxy Falafel. Foxy Falafel is a falafel sandwich stand run by the super cool Erica Strait.
I was lucky enough to meet Erica at the Surly Smoke release at Brasa last year. Turns out we follow each other on Twitter and have some friends in common. When I heard she was working on a falafel business, I got really excited. In addition to culinary school at the Natural Gourmet Institute, she worked with falafel master, Einat Admony in NYC.
Back in January, she offered us a preview of her food.  Not only did we dine on falafel, we also munched on little pastries filled with goat cheese, caramelized onion and pistachios.

We caught up with Foxy Falafel again in April at her street food debut at Buffalo Exchange and had to restrain ourselves from ordering seconds of falafel. Look at all the green herbs!

You might be asking – what makes this falafel different?
  • The chickpeas are sprouted to increase the nutrient value and digestibility of the bean.
  • The sauce! Foxy Falafel offers 3 amazing sauces. Tunisian Harissa that is full of smoky, garlicky, spicy     goodness. Then there’s the cucumber yogurt sauce that is brightly cooling. And finally the green tahini which is herbaceous and lemony. 
  • Most ingredients are organic and as local as possible.
  • The Kombucha! Kombucha is a Chinese tea that is full of probiotics that aid in many things including digestion. Flavors rotate among Chai, Black Current, Green Tea, and many more.
You can find the Foxy Falafel stand at three farmers markets this summer and keep up to date on her website:

Kingfield Market: Sundays from 8:30am – 1pm  (starts today!)
Uptown Market: Sundays from 11am – 5pm (starts June 20th)
Northeast Minneapolis: Saturdays from 9am – 1pm (starts in June)

Don’t forget to try the Kombucha! It’s seriously good and good for you!

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