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Mar 9, 2008 03:02 PM

Best of (3rd St) Farmer's Market?

What's your favorite at the Farmer's Market? I've been there just once and thought it a little like Redding Terminal in Phila but then found the food disappointing. I'm sure I never figured out what was 'native', so please, instruct away....TIA! (I tried to search but never found a dedicated thread to this).

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  1. Yes, the places there are either very hit or very miss.

    My favorites are:

    Loteria Grill (Mexican) -- a bit overpriced but still consistently very good
    Singapore Banana Leaf -- just great
    Gumbo Pot -- not as good as it once was, but still decent and a fun alternative

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    1. re: wutzizname

      Agree on the Banana Leaf. I think their food is wonderful. And the Red Beans & Rice are still top notch at the Gumbo Pot. I probably go to these two place most often. The line at Loteria can be a chore and the Crepe place even worse. But, if you have time to kill, both are excellent.

    2. Magee's is the oldest stall, and serves a great corned beef sandwich.

      I like the crepe place a lot, especially for their savory crepes.

      1. Bob's Donuts are my favorite donuts.

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        1. re: jlq3d3

          Really? Every time I've had em, they tasted stale and cruddy; the glaze had even had time to crackle in that "day old" pattern.

        2. Really only been there a couple of times but once my fiance had a sandwich at Monsieur Marcel that was brie, bacon, crisp green apples, and apricot jam on a baguette. One of the best sandwiches I have ever tasted.

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          1. re: LegoEater

            Was there this morning and my friend had the same sandwich. While my eggs on brioche were tasty, nothing could compare to that sandwich!

          2. and breakfast at Charlie's is great, better than going in to Dupars.