It’s spring and the endless buckets of tulips are gorgeous at the Ferry Building farmer’s market. They truly brighten the day. I just love buying my groceries from these vendors– don’t forget your reusable bag! Although most of the groceries are relatively expensive, there are a few things that I can’t pass up. My spring favorites are fresh heads of romaine lettuce for $2 and the sweet and crispy Asian pears for $3. After I pick up my groceries, I’m ready for lunch. Usually what sounds best is a Gott’s Roadside burger and milkshake. But this time I tried something new. I found myself standing in what seemed like the longest line (after the women’s bathroom). Roli Roti, located on the east side of the Ferry Building, had cooked up a scent that made my mouth water. I was nearly drooling as I watched their meat cook while the juice drips onto their roasted potatoes. For $9.50, I had plenty enough food that really filled my stomach with happiness. The boneless pork roast sandwich is really fatty but so juicy and tender. I recommend that the sandwich is shared between two people. The line moved quickly and to say the least, it was well worth the wait.
I also decided to try the Drinkwell Softers lemon flavored sparkling water. I was enticed by the cute bottle but not as thrilled about the taste. I am not a fan of carbonated drinks so it wasn’t a surprise that I didn’t fall in love. Regardless it was very refreshing on this warm day.
The Farmer’s Market on Saturday’s exemplifies the beautiful community that San Francisco shares. Although I was not born and raised here, I love that locals and tourists alike share this occasion.
Your Honolulu Sweetheart