Markets thrive all around Cyprus, even the simple farmer’s market at OHI roundabout, where vegetables sell out by lunch time. At Christmas, festive markets pop up like crazy. And where there’s food, there’s people, so a common factor all these markets have is selling treats.
An event offering solely that is the Fork Food Festival. Bringing fresh dishes from around the world for the last six years, Fork Food is kicking off 2019 with two events in February, one on the first and the other on the eighth.
In the summer, the Nicosia Municipal gardens are dressed in colour and aromas as Fork Food takes over. In its winter edition, the market moves indoors and has found a new temporary home at the old Municipal Market of Nicosia that has been hosting the Agora Project over the last few months.
Local and international flavours will be found on the menu, as per usual, including the bao bans, vegan noodles, pizzas and pulled pork burgers that are Fork Food’s usual suspects. The dishes are prepared according to the “customer’s preference” say the organisers.
“In co-operation with our various vendors, who take part in each event, we make sure to promote a wide range of dishes with various recipes. The basis, as usual, continues to be the delicious flavours and quality street food but above all the healthy raw materials and homemade preparations,” they add.
Beside a dozen stalls selling food, alcoholic beverages such as hot wine and zivania will be available too, as well as non-alcoholic drinks. And of course, it wouldn’t be a social gathering without music. For these events DJ SixOneSix will take over the decks.
Fun tip: if you bring your own cup, you will receive a discount.
Fork food market
Street food market serving dishes from around the world. February 1 and 8. Old Municipal Market, Nicosia. 7pm-11pm. Tel: 96-395261/99-567591