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Nostalgia & cravings! Remembering Valletta's famous Imqaret kiosk
Bring it back!

Jillian Mallia

Do you remember a time when Triton square in Valletta was surrounded by kiosks selling various things? The best one was the imqaret stand just outside the city’s main gate. You’d get a whiff of the glorious sweet as soon as you walk to the fountain. #Heaven.

But with the renovation of Triton Square came the closure of the Dates Kiosk, which was a constantly busy spot and an easy landmark to say the least. A visit to Malta’s capital wouldn’t be complete without a trip to this kiosk to feast on crunchy, and freshly fried Imqaret. Ugh we’re drooling already!

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But not to fret – the Dates Kiosk is still around! According to a Facebook user who commented on a post circulating in Facebook group Nostalgia Malta, you can get your imqaret fix near the Hamrun church. #YAS! If you’re a lazy bum though, imqaret are still sold at the orange kiosks near the bus terminus. Options, baby!

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Do you miss the Dates Kiosk in Valletta?

23rd January 2023


Jillian Mallia
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Jillian Mallia
A book lover, writer and globetrotter who loves exploring new places and the local gems that the Maltese Islands have to offer. An avid foodie and arts fanatic, Jillian searches the island and beyond for the perfect settings to write about.

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