Homegirl London’s Food Market Review: Alexandra Palace Farmers Market. Homeboy and I love walking up to Ally Pally on Sundays to sample the delights of the artisan food stalls. It’s a great place to eat brunch or lunch and pick up food for your evening meal. Set in the beautiful Alexandra Palace Park grounds, you can explore the green open spaces afterwards. If you’re looking for things to do in London on Sundays, North London farmers markets or the best London markets, you must visit Alexandra Palace Farmers Market.
Alexandra Palace Farmers Market, Sundays 10am until 3pm
Alexandra Palace Farmers Market Food Stalls
Fruit and Veg: You’ll be able to pick up your organic vegetables, salad and fruit from various farm hosted stalls like Wild Country Organic. You’ll find everything from carrots to purple kohlrabi and fennel.
Bread, Pies and Quiches: Take home a fresh organic sourdough loaf or baguette from the Celtic Bakers stand and a couple of their almond croissants. For dinner try The Pie Cart minted lamb and potato pies or veggie options like the butternut squash with spinach and goats cheese. They also make the most amazing sausage rolls and scotch egg varieties like chorizo.
Cakes: The Artisan Foods bakery goods included traditional favourites like Bakewell tart in a slice format. Galeta were selling Portuguese tarts with raspberries and blueberries along with cookies and decadent brownies. Treat yourself to a hand-crafted vegan raw cake from B Raw Cakes or their mouthwatering chocolates.
Deli Food: Bowls of olives and sun-dried tomatoes, marinated ginger and garlic were displayed in stainless steel bowls. Chilli Pig harissa or chilli products were available to taste test. We bought a tub of kimchi from Vadasz Deli, makers of traditional raw sauerkraut, pickles and relishes. These are made in small batches using only natural ingredients. For those who love the distinctive taste of black truffles, you’ll be impressed by the Mr Truffle range of pastes and sauces. You can try before you buy little morsels of artisan cheese from a few stands.
Drinks: Perry Court Farm pear and apple natural pressed juices bottled are available here. The Urban Cordial Company were selling some wonderful concoctions like raspberry and rosemary and strawberry with sage. Pick up an iced coffee to drink while you are walking around. Wine lovers can enjoy a bottle of vino from The Natural Born Wine stand.
Apple Natural Pressed Juices
Street Food: This market is ideal if you want to enjoy a spot of alfresco dining. You can buy something tasty from one of the street food stalls and find a spot in the park to sit down. For curry in a hurry go to Gupta Bombay Street Food. You can pick up grilled cheese sandwiches, flat bread stuffed with quinoa burgers, Moroccan veggie burgers and more. The Crepe Galettes truck offered a choice of sweet or savoury crepes with gluten free options. Tuck into a sausage or bacon roll from the Giggly Pig. Fratelli di Teglia were making pizzas whilst Ebby’s Kitchen was selling kofte or halloumi wraps.
Our Flat Bread with Quniona and Moroccan Veggie Burger
Alexandra Palace Farmers Market Additional Stalls
Aside from the food stalls, you can also buy ceramic cups, mugs, pots and decorative objects from Kerry Hasting Ceramics and Pat Cattel Pots. A few stands were selling jewellery, one was called Off The Jetty. If you’ve forgotten to buy a birthday present, you can pick up something adorable while you are there.
Kerry Hasting Ceramics
Recover is a social enterprise helping to upcycle furniture and lives, you will see their van which is surrounded by revamped armchairs and chests of drawers. One gentleman sells old photographic prints of London which are worth looking at. We also saw an author, Dominic Canty, selling his first novel called Kiss of The Black Sombrero (good luck to him).
Alexandra Palace Farmers Information
You can find out more at the We Are City and Country Farmers Market Website. The market is on Sundays 10am until 3pm. The address is Alexandra Palace Park, the Muswell Hill Entrance, London N10 3TG. The closest underground station is Wood Green on the Piccadilly line and then take the W3 bus. You can travel by British Rail to the Alexandra Palace Station from Kings Cross and change at Finsbury Park. Bus options are the W3. If you’re driving, they do have car parks. Please note that occasionally, this location cannot be used and in those instances, you need to go to Campsbourne School instead at Nightingale Lane, London N8 7AF. Enjoy your visit!
Author: Homegirl London. Photographs: Homegirl London. Thanks: Homeboy for visiting with me.