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Aug 26, 2012 02:32 PM

Hooked fish tacos at the Withrow farmers market

I went to the Withrow farmers market yesterday and was pleasantly surprised to see a Hooked booth serving up fish tacos. For $4 you got a flat-grill fried white perch filet (lightly breaded) in a soft taco, with shredded cabbage, crema (Mexican style creme fraiche), and a green salsa. The fish was perfectly cooked with a crispy exterior and the cabbage had a tangy dressing with coriander. I thought it was great and will certainly get another.

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  1. They also do this on Sundays at the Leslieville market

    12 Replies
    1. re: bytepusher

      ...and on Tuesdays at the AppleTree market (Mount Pleasant and Davisville).

      1. re: peppermint pate

        Apple Tree Market hours?? Would love to try one.


        1. re: Davwud

          I believe the hours are 3-7. It's in the park that runs on the north side of Davisville, a block west of Mount Pleasant. Very sweet market, lots of gorgeous produce, some great jerk chicken and grilled haloumi skewers from LOIC and usually a food truck or two to boot.

          1. re: peppermint pate

            I agree that it's a nice market, pp. I buy my naturally raised ground beef there. Also some great sheeps' milk and goats' milk cheeses. The only food truck that I've seen is a cupcake truck.

            1. re: Yongeman

              Who does the NRGB?? I get mine in Aurora from Howard's Farms and it's amazing.


              1. re: Davwud

                Here is the link for the various food vendors at DailyTree...


                And yes, Yongeman, I've only ever seen the cupcake truck as well - I'm not there every week, though, so not sure if there have been others. For a relatively small market, they pack in a great selection of vendors. The only great corn I've had this season was from one of the organic farmers.

                1. re: peppermint pate

         fish tacos from Hooked at AppleTree today. BUT they did have these tasty fish burgers - a patty made from ground salmon, sable and halibut (I think?), grilled on the bbq and served on a bun with "dirty mayo" and a nice slaw. I also picked up some corn from the older man who only sells about 3 different kinds of vegetables, no sign either, but wow, super delicious corn. And a loaf of multi-seed sourdough (organic, I think) from de la terre bakery in Vineland - I didn't know them before this market but I've been really enjoying their breads. Did any of you guys make it out to the market today?


                  1. re: peppermint pate

                    Hi peppermint pate. I have bought that sourdough seed bread as's delicious! I'm going to have to give the corn a try, too. I'm sorry that it's only once a week because in additon to the great vendors, it's a nice break from normal urban shopping.

                2. re: Davwud

                  There are two meat vendors at this Apple Tree Market, Davwud. I have usually bought from the man near the west side of the market. I've only bought ground beef from him ($4.50/lb) and of course it's frozen in 1 lb packages. I'll check on Tuesday for the name of the farm.

        2. re: bytepusher

          I tried to get one on Sunday but the lineup was at least 20 people long and not moving very quickly. One woman in a red shirt who got in line when I arrived was still in line after I visited the vendor and made my purchases! So at least 20-30 mins.

          1. re: JennaBean

            When we were there, probably around 11:30 AM there was basically no lineup at all.

            1. re: bytepusher

              I got there just before 1 p.m. I'll try to make it earlier next weekend but I'm just not a morning person. :-)