Monday, January 28, 2013

Treasure Island Flea

Every last weekend of the month, Treasure Island hosts a flea market with gourmet food trucks, tons of unique stalls, and one of the best views in the bay.  Ever since I learned of it, my mom and I have talked about going, and finally this past weekend we made it happen.

We circled the food trucks present like hawks scoping out their prey, until we finally settled on one featuring Peruvian sandwiches.  I enjoyed a fantastic pork loin sandwich with fried sweet potatoes and lime-marinated red onion. 

As with any flea market, there was an unbelievable variety of stuff, some of it artisan, some of it antique, and some of it junk.  One stall even sold cacti.  My award for most unique item at the flea market?  It would hands down go to this mint-colored torture, I mean dentistry, chair.  Talk about a conversation piece for your man cave.

After fighting our way through the crowds and the wind, we stopped at The Winery, next door, to enjoy a glass of wine in this rustic, geometric warehouse-turned-winery.

And while we're on the topic of "flea", I'll leave you with this clever little limerick:

A flea and a fly in a flue
Were trapped and knew not what to do,
Said the fly, "let us flee!"
"Let us fly!" said the flea.
So they flew through a flaw in the flue.


  1. I've really been wanting to take my mom here! Looks fun! I've also been wanting to visit the Alameda Point Antiques Fair on the first Sunday of the month-- Have you been there?? Sadly it hasn't worked out during my last few visits...

    1. Yes, you should go! The pickings weren't fantastic, but it's fun to look and the food trucks were great. I bet the one in Alameda has better stuff...we're definitely going to go soon, just not in February because it landed on Superbowl Sunday!