If you look askance at those people who are walking into Ixtapa on Sunday at 9:30 in the morning in order to catch their team’s 10 a.m. kickoff—we’re talking American football here—then maybe a visit to Old Pasadena’s new farmers’ market followed by brunch at The Market on Holly is more your cup of tea on a crisp winter day.
How adventurous do you feel?
The Market offers pumpkin cinnamon swirl french toast, a breakfast sandwich with sautéed arugula, proscuitto, and brie served on brioche bread, as well as coconut chai porridge.
How about house-cured gravlox with with citrus and vodka served with capers, red onion, and dill-red onion cream cheese on a bagel?
Their breakfast granola is considered a superfood with the typical rolled oats enhanced with quinoa flakes, coconut, and flax; pumpkin and sunflower seeds; dried cherries, golden raisins, and raisins; and mulberries sweetened with wildflower honey. Served with milk or yogurt.
Of course if Sunday is not the day for you to stray from the classics, The Market cooks up traditional fare, too, like eggs benedict, eggs florentine, omelets, and eggs any way you like.
The Market on Holly, 57 E. Holly St., Old Pasadena 91103. Weekend brunch: Saturday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. TheMarketonHolly.com.
Info for Pasadena Certified Farmers’ Market: pasadenafarmersmarket.org.
This is not on the brunch menu, but we saw this on The Market’s Facebook page and knew we had to share it: