I stopped at the Farmers’ Market and was pleased to come across a trader that was new to me, in the shape of The Cranberry Leaf.
Serving pizza, soup and Italian wedges, they’d been trading previously from a pitch on Lauriston Place, but were attracted by the market so were serving here for the first time.The day had already gone very well for them when I arrived, as their wedges had sold out. I was in pizza mood, in any case, so ordered a slice of their “inferno” (£3.50).
The topping comprised a smoky chilli sauce, an array of spicy peppers and spicy sausage. This sounded good to me.
The friendly counter folks were strong on the merry banter while efficiently preparing items. My slice was soon with me, so I toddled off to find a sheltered spot.The pizza proved to be very good. The topping was the star with a lovely blend of chilli flavours that packed a building and lingering heat, but in a measured and satisfying way. It was really nicely judged.
The base was just a bit too crisp for my tastes, but it was a decently sensible idea to have it like that as it made for easier eating on the go than a softer or lighter base might have done.
So overall, I was impressed with the Cranberry Leaf. I will need to go back and try their soup and may even need to make special provision to arrive early enough to try their wedges. I’d recommend a visit.