Had a blast at the Riverside Arts Market in Jacksonville this past Saturday!
The market features many small businesses, including food trucks, artists, and musicians every Saturday from 10 AM to 3 PM.
The market takes place under a bridge so it is open from rain to shine! It also overlooks the St. Johns River so you can enjoy a fantastic view while sampling some delicious food!
I also love that the market participates in the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP), which partners with Feeding Florida to provide local produce to recipients in need.
Food trucks ranged from burgers to empanadas to Filipino food and more.
Out of the huge selection, I for sure had to try Fusion Food Truck, known for their delicious Indian/Thai/Mediterranean fusion dishes!
Their menu ranges from curries to thai style noodles to gyro wraps with a unique Indian twist.
The Gyro wrap ($12) was deliciously flavorful with lamb and beef slices marinated with a spice mix, fresh veggies, tzatziki sauce, and cilantro. The Indian spice goes really well with the slices of meat and veggies. Out of four levels of spicy I had the third spicy level and definitely could feel the kick! Wraps also come with a handful of salted fries! The fries were a tad salty for my taste, but enjoyed them nonetheless!
They have various options for wraps including tandoori chicken and falafel as well!
Curry noodles ($10-$13) are also a great choice for all the noodle lovers out there-with rice noodles, veggies, garlic, and cilantro drenched in creamy tikka masala.
Don’t forget the Mango lemonade ($3) to quench your thirst! It was super fruity with mango pulp and a hint of tart lemon flavor with plenty of ice to cool down the spice!
For dessert, I grabbed a guava pastry (~$2) from La Bodega Original. It was the perfect dessert to end the meal with layers upon layers of flaky, soft pastry and gushing sweet guava filling. I ate it while walking around and checking out the gorgeous view of the river.
I highly recommend checking out this market for an exciting day out with family or friends. The Cummer Museum is close by so you can even pop in there before or after!