There's nothing new about street food. Antojitos ("little cravings" in Spanish) have been a staple of city life, particularly in Mexico, for generations. Why has it grown so much the past decade? It's delicious. The surge has sharpened competition and forced chefs to innovate menus and dream up new bites you'll want to chase down the street. Survival of the tastiest, at its best.
Culinary team Juan Gonzalez (photo), Tracy Gonzalez and Jimmy Davis deliver a menu that's 100% Mexican + Latino street food — think tacos, nachos, burritos, soup — but always served with unique twists.
Just take a look at the taco line-up, which includes tequila lime chicken, pulled pork with spicy slaw and vegetarian calabacitas. Cilantro lime soup on the menu? Grab one.
Wholly Frijoles' plates are perfect market fare because you can grab and eat on-the-go. What better to way to shop? Just don't drop that jalapeño slaw on anything vintage.
Follow @whollyfrijoles on Instagram for menu sneak peeks and closer looks at delectable bites. And be sure to share your Flea fuel with #CLEFleaFood!
Match made in margaritas
Tacos in one hand. Want a margarita in the other? Stop by the Flea Bar to get a first taste of the new mix by Pope's Kitchen. Known for its Bloody Mary mix, sauces and spreads, Pope's Kitchen will debut the new product at its booth (#28) by the bottle and by the cup at the bar. The Flea bar will be serving Pope's mix in gin daisies, using Watershed gin.
Don't forget: you can also get a bottle of Pope's new margarita mix by donating to the Cleveland Flea's #BuildTheFlea Kickstarter campaign! A $35 donation toward our furniture and bar build-out project gives you a tasty glass to raise when we meet our goal.
Want to learn more? Visit our #BuildTheFlea Kickstarter campaign page, watch the video and follow our project updates.