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Londons eight best food markets will leave you salivating

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Today, London welcomed yet another market.

Vinegar Yard has ..

By admin , in Food , at April 3, 2019

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Today, London welcomed yet another market.

Vinegar Yard has just opened in London Bridge and is a new concept by the creators of Flat Iron Square (another market space, in case you were wondering).

Expect street food from Nanny Bills and Up In My Grill – try the steak sandwich and thank us later – funky art installations and semi-expensive items from independent traders.

But, while you should appreciate new experiences, remember that when it comes to markets, you want to play the field.

Start with eight of our favourite food markets – both traditional and hipster-filled – eat your way through London.

Borough Market

Street food bought from Borough market
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Pretty much every Londoner has at one point or another ventured into Borough Market in search of fine cheeses, freshly baked bread, tasty meats and other artisan delights.

If you dont like crowds, stay away on Saturdays; people come in hordes and queue up for cuts from Ginger Pig and Eastern Mediterranean-influenced plates from Gourmet Goat.



Youre spoilt for choice with foods from every corner of the world, as well as pastries and baked goods for dessert.

Sneak into the Globe Tavern for a pint after your shop (Bridget Jones lived above it).

Open 10am to 5pm, Monday to Thursday and Saturdays. On Fridays its 10am to 6pm.

Berwick Street Market

Soho, known for its combination of snazzy bars and sex shops, might not be the first place you think of for a market outing.

But Berwick Street Market, located on the street with the same name, is actually one of Londons oldest markets – it first opened in 1778.

Its evolved along with the areas residents and visitors, and is now home to hipster-fuelled foodie joints like Savage Salads, Jersualem Falafel, What Jerk! and Lord of the Wings.

You can also pick up goodies from one of the many food and vegetable stalls, and sip on a cuppa from Filty Coffee.

Open Monday to Saturday, from 8am to 6pm.

Brixton Village & Market Row

Brixton Village and Market Row
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Brixton has changed a lot over the past decade, with gentrification bringing in new businesses and residents.

Its local market – Brixton Village & Market Row – has managed to maintain the character and charm of the neighbourhood.

Thats not to say it hasnt been developed along the same route; you cant take a step without smelling something delicious from a cool trader that youd normally find in Shoreditch.

There are 130 stalls and shops, from independent traders like Ettas Seafood Kitchen and family-run Jaliscos to well-known brands such as Honest Burgers.



Deptford Market

This is your traditional London market – not quite as cool as the others, but charming in its own right.

Pick up bargain buys in clothes, fresh fruit and vegetables and fish or just enjoy the experience.

Theres another market with a similar name in the area but dont be fooled; Deptford Market Yard is very different and only opened a few years ago in the railway arches beneath the station.

Swing by for your bric-a-brac at Deptford Market first, then head to the Yard for a burger from Hanks, a snack from Mama Jerks or a cocktail in a teapot from Little Nans.

Deptford Market is open Wednesday, Friday and Saturday (9am to 5.30pm), while Deptford Market Yard is open until 11pm every night apart from Sunday, when its 10pm.

Broadway Market

Customers make a purchase from a stall selling savoury tarts in Broadway Market in the London Fields district of Hackney. This street which was one of the oldest chartered markets in London has in recent years been relaunched as a Farmers Style Market with an emphasis on speciality, quality and variety. This has attracted local producers, farmers and craft-people making the Saturday market a key destination for food lovers in the city. This area which used to be one of the most deprived parts of the city has seen rapid gentrification in recent years. (Photo by Gideon Mendel/Corbis via Getty Images)
(Picture: Gideon Mendel/Corbis/Getty)

Fancy a quiche?

You can get this and much more at Broadway Market in Hackney, and not just edibles – pick up some vintage garments and books or get a haircut at the local barbershop.

If you are going for food, dont miss Deeneys haggis toastie.

The market is only open on Sundays (9am to 5pm) but the area is still more than worth a visit with over 70 shops, cafés and restaurants to explore on the other six days.

Hipsters can be spotted with their equally cool kids or well-dressed toddlers during all days.

The Kitchens at Old Spitalfields Market

As you can probably guess, this is all food, food and food.


But in reality, the clothes, accessories and interior stalls are under the same roof. Youre also smack in the middle of the creative hub that is east London, with independent and well-known retailers scattered around every corner and Brick Lane with its vintage finds a short walk away.

Come hungry and dig into vegan sushi from Thousand Knives, dumplings from the Dumpling Shack, British comfort food from Flank or hand-rolled Chinese paRead More – Source


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