Just off the Strada Libertatii – turn right out of the train station, walk to and cross the bridge over the river ,a is a little further down on the left – you will find Sighisoara’s daily food market.
Villagers come by foot, car & horse drawn carriages to buy and sell produce, cheeses, meats, seasonal fruits, vegetables and scrumptious sweet and savory preserves!
Among the many highlights the jars of tomato juice called ‘bulion’ which make a tasty base for pasta sauces. Preserved cherries, peaches and other fruits are often on sale during the harvest months. If you don’t see any of the jars of fruit about, ask anyone for ‘compot’ and they will point you to a seller.
This market is an old-world experience in itself, genuine and uninterrupted for centuries
Romanian cuisine is a bit on the heavy and very meat oriented, this place was a blessing on our path with plenty vegetarian options, The cafe is part of Veritas, a Christian organization doing social work in Romania.
The Café has internet Access in the basement . You can also buy beautiful ceramics and other handcrafts which proceeds go to the poor.on
The menu consists of Lasagna, Veggie chili, grilled cheese sandwiches, quiches, soups, muffins, and a variety of delicious pies ( Apple and Blackberry, Apple and Raisin) and a good selection of cookies and cakes and the and toasted sarnies ain’t ‘ave bad too!
11:00am – 8:00pm Monday – Friday
9:00am – 6:00pm Saturday and Sunday
The Blue Ribbon Market, not the cafe, is a little place in the west village where you can find some of the best breads this city has to offer; including flavored ciabattas (arugula, rosemary…), country breads, baguettes, rye, 9 grains…. some of them with organic alternatives.
They also have a wonderful selection of Mexican raw honey, with flavors like: Mesquite Blossom, Autumn Flower, Veracruz Orange, MT Mexteca and Golden Reserve
Seasoned salts, flavored sugars, cheese and eggs from local farms, pickles, smoked fish olive oil , the best baklava ever with made real honey…. and now the selection really begins to fill out.
Prepared open toasts with all sort of toppings like honey and manchego cheese, or herring and pickled onions are just a bonus – try to have with one of their daily soups.
But beyond all the tantalizing foods and top quality ingredients, once again we find service is king. The staff here is ALWAYS on top of their game and easy with a smile. This is one of the places that makes you feel great about spending your money there.
If you like perfect paninis, like the scrumptious ricotta, pesto, and roasted vegetables, a relaxed and cozy atmosphere, efficient and friendly service, delicious wine, ‘Ino is the place for you; and then there is the truffle egg toast.
The tiny kitchen is very flexible when it comes to changes and requests off the menu. This makes it very attractive for people with a vegetarian diet. There is also have the option of half a Panini with soup/salad, or the quatro panini wich is each quarter with a different flavour. ‘Ino is one of the places where the quality of food and wine far outway the pricetag; for what you get it is surprisingly easy on the wallet.
I think the sum synergy of this lovely establishment can be summed up as follows: One day we were enjoying our Truffle Egg Toasts and wine at the end of the bar. The waiter came back to the bartender and mentioned that someone at a table had asked for a white wine recommendation. The two waiters and the bartender then proceeded to have an in-depth discussion (about 3-4 minutes) bout which wine was the best to pair with the particular panini ordered. At no point was price mentioned – it was all about the right flavors to achieve maximum enjoyment!
Other Items of note on the menu are Bruschettes, a favorite is the fennel and rucola salad with goat cheese, cheese plates, daily soup, good coffee and fresh orange juice. And then there’s the Truffle Egg Toast … Enjoy!!!