In case there is anyone left in Nicosia who hasn’t been to the Fork Food Market in the Municipal Gardens, more chances are coming up to devour delicious street food. Since making its comeback in May after a two-year pandemic break, the Fork Food events gathered massive crowds, with hungry foodies queuing up to taste world food once more.
In a packed park, the last three weekends welcomed old and new vendors and an impressive number of loyal Fork Food fans. Having to accommodate a large number of visitors, each market has grown bigger, more spacious and with more stalls to ease the long queues. Given the high demand, two more Fork Food Markets are taking place soon.
“The attendance at our events was beyond our wildest dreams and we are ever grateful for this,” said organisers, “so we wouldn’t want to let anyone down. Instead, we will be there, ready, with extra stalls, more organisation, faster and better-coordinated lines and, well, anything in our power to make your experience special.”
May 27 and June 3 are the next evenings to look forward to and as always food will be served from 7pm to 11pm while drinks and music will stay on until midnight. The list of vendors to be included this time has not been announced yet but you can expect juicy meats, vegetarian options and the standard bao buns and burgers.
“When we first started out our markets,” commented organisers, “the street food scene in Cyprus was still in its infancy. The market was anyway created to encourage the scene and also to help innovative home cooks to find their place. Today, eight years later, we are ecstatic to see that things have evolved greatly and that more and more interested vendors contact us. Some even have their own food trucks and this is something that will soon be included in our markets. Exciting times for street food in Cyprus!”
Fork Food Market
May 27 and June 3. Nicosia Municipal Gardens, Nicosia. 7pm-12pm. Free. www.facebook.com/forkcy