London Market: Broadway Market. Every Saturday, this Victorian street in London E8 hosts a market selling artisan food along with clothing, fashion accessories, homeware and gifts made by independent creatives. If you’re looking for London food markets, things to do in London on Saturdays or places to visit in Hackney, you should put Broadway Market at the top of your list!
Broadway Market Crowds
Broadway Market Food Stalls
Broadway Market is famous for its array of artisan food stalls. You can buy bread, cakes, fruit and veg to take home for later. Or you can treat yourself to some of the delicious street food and eat it in London Fields, which is at the top of the street. I’ll tell you about some of the vendors who are likely to be there so you will have an idea of what to expect.
Street Food: A few of the eat-on-the-street options include Banh Mi 11, which makes fresh Vietnamese baguettes. We tried an Indian thali from Gujarati Rasoi. Hot salt beef and wraps can be purchased from the Jewish Deli. The Fried chicken wings from Lord of the Wings (I love the name) are very popular. Try Sushi from the Temaki Bros or Lebanese falafel by Urban Falafel.
Indian Street Food
Bakery: German-style bread and cakes by Artisan Foods and speciality loaves of bread by South London Levian Bakery. The cutest cannoli bites from Casa Cannoli. Delicious doughnuts by Crosstown. Bad Brownie makes beautiful brownies. You will find heaps of cakes at Eat ‘n Mess. If you’re mad about meringues, seek out the Meringue Girls. If you fancy an ice cream, head to Nonna’s Gelato. There are many more baked goods and confectionary so that sweet tooth of yours will be satisfied.
Meat: For German sausages, try the German Deli. Santos and Santos specialise in Spanish artisan food and produce, including meats. Cured meats will be available from the French Store Cupboard stall. You can also buy poultry and game from a few other stalls.
Fish and Seafood: Fish fans can find quality salmon at Atelier Smoked Salmon. Treat yourself to oyster at Oyster Boy which had a crowd of admirers swarming around.
Fruit and Veg: You can buy your fresh fruit and veg from Chegworth Valley, Wild Country Organics or Ted’s Veg. Sporeboys are mushroom nerds, and try the Tomatoes Stall if you want the best toms in town.
Other: Olives, cheese, eggs, scotch eggs, sausage rolls, quiches and more can be bought from various vendors.
Broadway Market Fashion, Homeware and Gift Stalls
Aside from the food stalls, you will also find a wide selection of gifts to buy either for yourself or a friend; okay, on second thoughts, let’s forget that friend, treat yourself!
Flowers and Plants: You can buy flowers, and cute plants such as succulents or tiny cacti in concrete pots.
Plants and Pots
Homewares: Cushions, chopping boards, mugs, tableware, woven baskets and other home accessories are ready and waiting for their new home.
Clothing for Kids
Clothing: From vintage fashion to cycling bags by Goodordering and chiffon scarves, you’ll find something to fall in love with. I spotted some adorable clothing for kids. You can also buy jewellery from a few designer-makers.
Broadway Market Information
To find out more, visit the Broadway Market Website. The market is located on the street called Broadway Market, London E8 4QJ. The nearest station is London Fields Overground, or you can walk from Bethnal Green Tube. There are plenty of bus options which can drop you off close to the market. The market is hosted on 51 Saturdays a year from 9 am until 5 pm. The stalls are placed down the middle of the street with permanent cafes, restaurants and other shops on either side.
You should also investigate London Fields Park (where you can eat your street food), Regent’s Canal, Netil Market, Mare Street Market and Mentmore Terrace while you are in the London E8 vicinity. Enjoy your Saturday, the food and that adorable gift you’ve bought for yourself!
Author: Homegirl London. Photographs: Homegirl London. Thanks: Homeboy, for visiting with me.