Originally known as Riverside market, Cardiff Farmer’s Market was established way back in 1998 and is now run by the wonderful people at Riverside Real Food. Riverside Real Food now runs various events across the city but the farmers market has to be my absolute favourite. Located along the Fitzhamon Embankment overlooking the Principality Stadium (MUST NOT CALL IT THE MILLENIUM) you would struggle to find many other markets with the Produce it has plus this sort of view to boot!
The Market only runs on a Sunday, between 10am and 2pm, but trust me, it is so worth dragging yourself away from a Sunday lie in. There are around 35 producers that tend to rotate each week so it’s not a one time visit.
We made a beeline through the fruit & veg, bakery stands and unbelievable looking pizza’s from Ffwrnes straight to Kimi’s Catering truck. Kimi’s is certainly a regular at Cardiff Farmer’s Market, Mr. and Mrs. Singh decided to set up there in 2010 after they decided it would be the perfect location for an Indian Street Food truck using all the fresh produce that his fellow producers have to offer.
We took all of three seconds to decide what to order and went for the Breakfast Special (£4.50). It includes Onion Bhajee, Bombay Alo, Paratha and a Samosa all topped off with a dollop of the creamiest mint sauce. If you try this prepare for a deep-fried induced daydream. The food is cooked fresh in front of your eyes and I can promise you that even if you need to wait it is an absolute pleasure standing there watching Mr. and Mrs. Singh rush around their little mobile kitchen ensuring that everything is cooked to the highest standard.
The Breakfast Special (available in both a meat or veggie option) was phenomenal, as it always is. Light and flavourful, despite most of it being deep fried. My favourite is Bombay Alo. A spiced ball of light and fluffy potato that seems to soak up all the beautiful juices and spices from the rest of the dish.
Kimi’s also offers various other Indian Rajasthanidishes, including Aloo Saag and fresh seasonal curries. There is only one problem, once you have sampled Kimi’s food it is truly impossible not to go back.