This past weekend, I finally found the time to make it to Dose Market, a monthly food and fashion market at the River East Center in Streeterville. After seeing some $200+ gnarly looking metal rings at a booth near the entrance, I decided to focus on the more enticing foods. In particular, a couple vendors stood out: Brunkow Cheese of Wisconsin
From Darlington in Wisconsin, this high quality cheese is perfect for the grill, as I discovered from the samples that were being cooked up on the spot. The original baked cheese is, well, baked, and has an extremely smooth, buttery flavor. It’s approximately $6 for each of those packages, even at luxury grocery stores like Fox & Obel!
Well I needed something a little more substantial than just samples. So I found Mrs. Dorsey’s Kitchen’s booth, where they were making fresh grilled cheese sandwiches. With a choice of cheddar cheese or turkey & queso, I went with the latter, more protein fulfilling choice. The bread was perfectly crispy, and the sandwich as a whole was gratifying. Definitely recommend this grilled cheese if you are around Brooklyn.
Finally, I went in search for some sugary desserts! This is how I came across cruffles, a snazzy name for cake truffles. They looked spectacular, even some with bacon bits on top! I did not get to try one, but I absolutely cannot wait for their location to open up on W. Chicago Ave. (Chicago)! In case you can’t wait until then, you can just give them a call.
When I came across this gigantic container of pastries, I couldn’t resist. I was told that they were called “sugettes”, a combination of sugar and baguette (extremely mini ones I’m guessing). These bites were a lot less sugary than I had expected from the name but were delicious nonetheless!
- Dose Market is once a month, and there are different vendors each time. In fact, the next Dose is the Holi-Dose!
- Make sure you purchase your tickets beforehand online– it’s $8 beforehand but $10 at the door.
- Try all the tasty eats!
I’m giving this market a bit less than a full evolution history rating because I wasn’t satisfied with the fashion half. But this market is definitely a place to check out, especially for the food!