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Fredericton...

I figured the Market had to have a website but it looks much better (unexpectedly informative) than I expected! http://frederictonfarmersmarket.ca/

I think the market has run year round since I was a kid. 6am to 1pm, though the last hour or two can be crowded.

There's seasonal agriculture stuff, veggies and flowers, or maple syrup and wreaths. Food stands and booths with Thai, Chinese, Lebanese, German, etc. foods, desserts and baked goods. Handicrafts of all sorts. Meat and cheese. A (crowded) indoor (and oddly patio-style) cafe for breakfast and some coffee stalls. Etc.

The website apparently has a full list of the vendors.

Mar 30, 2012
BalthCat in Atlantic Canada

Fredericton...

I'm always disappointed when I see a nice place blossom and die. I always think I should eat out more but... the pocket doesn't usually allow that.

I'll stick by my recommendation of The Blue Door to go along with loveroftea's. You can see some of their recent feature dishes on their Twitter feed here: https://twitter.com/#!/theblue_door

I've managed not to eat at Brewbakers since I mentioned it here back in 2008, that I can recall at least. (Edit: This is not intentional).

Someone mentioned the Cedar Lunch above, and I liked it there... but it closed and has been renewed(?) by a new owner as The Cedar Tree Cafe, which then moved further downtown. I really enjoyed it there... but I've only been once, so despite their twitter occasionally taunting me, I can't recommend it exactly. (But if someone else does, I'll be OK as a +1.

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There's also the Boyce Farmer's Market Saturday mornings, if you want to eat on your feet while looking at crafts and navigating through crowds :P

Mar 29, 2012
BalthCat in Atlantic Canada

Fredericton...

I'm going to have to provide a counterpoint to waxingdeep. I'm not sure what sort of food tastes he has, or whether his (as I see it) poor judgement is the result of glitchy visits, but so far I'm quite certain I wouldn't trust him to recommend me a restaurant any time soon.

My only experience at the Delta was very poor, the service was pretty poor considering we were the only table, and the food was overpriced and bland. (I suspect waxingdeep would like Oscar's on Prospect, which I felt was about on par with the Delta. Restaurants for people who insist on seafood or steak in order to be satisfied.)

Perhaps it's my fault for thinking a meal of the price I paid at the Delta should be more substantial, or perhaps I mistook the rice side dish's nature and it was indeed meant to be slightly crunchy. Perhaps I should speak up and complain more to the staff so they can fix the problem... but alas, I am timid. I did get the impression I was meant to be appreciative for the seared skin and fat left on one side of the morsel of boring duck... but I wasn't.

On the other hand ... despite El Burrito Loco's occasional lapses in service, the food has always been good, and I have to stop myself from overindulging (generally unsuccesfully). I have friends who have moved all about for school, etc. who spent the first few years moaning about a lack of EBL, from the expected Wales and England, to North Carolina and *Texas*

The Blue Door and Brewbakers are some of the better places to spend money at "restaurant prices" in town. The Blue Door's sweet potato fries are great, Brewbakers' maple curry chicken penne...

Dmitri's is admittedly blessed with a bit of a diner air, but the prices are reasonable for what is obviously not meant to be haute cuisine. Consider the other options for Greek and Mediterranean food in Fredericton? Pano's? I mean really, they have paper placemats... (then again, so did the deceased Praying Mantis...)

Sure, don't travel to Fredericton for the food, but don't avoid our restaurants because of this fellow's poor reviews.

If I had to make a shortlist for visits (future ones, for the original poster) I would say Brewbakers, the Blue Door and Mei's.

Mar 04, 2008
BalthCat in Atlantic Canada