Herne Hill Market is a great way to spend a Sunday Morning. With plenty of food stalls selling everything from street food to artisan bread, cakes, chocolates, organic meat, sea food, fish and fresh produce. With an array of vintage and craft stalls, you can also treat yourself to a gorgeous gift. Located along Railton Road just by the train station, it’s a buzzy and popular destination. You also have Brockwell Park and Lido at the end of the street. If you are looking for things to do in London on Sunday or Farmer’s Markets in London you should check out the Herne Hill Market.
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Herne Hill Market Food Stalls
Last Sunday I was in Brixton with Homeboy and my friend Alan when we decided to walk to Herne Hill. We didn’t know that the market was on and were pleasantly surprised. With a lovely village vibe and the market occupying a road closed to traffic, it’s certainly a joy to explore. It was packed with people milling around buying delicious food from the various stalls. The produce looked a high standard with a great variety and is made or grown within 100 miles of the market. I’ll tell you about some of the food stalls to give you an idea of what to expect.
Street Food: Graze away at the WhamBam Mother Bhumi stand where you can sample bhajis and pakoras. You can pick up hot food to eat at the Taste of Ethiopia stand. Or perhaps you might enjoy so hot French Tartiflette from La Tartiflette Stall.
Meat and Fish: Take home some meat or fish for your Sunday lunch or supper. For dry cured meats try Limpopo Butchers. If you want to cook up a game dish of pheasant or wild duck go to the Godmersham Game stall. Buy quality meat from Pick’s Organic Farm. Something a little different is booze infused fish at the Pished Fish (I just love that name). Or buy fresh fish and seafood from Portland Scallop Co.
Bread and Cheese: The Real Loaf is a must for anyone seeking out gluten free products. For artisan sourdough bread try the Brick House Bakery. You’ll also find bread at Aston’s Bakery. If you’re buying bread, you might be interested in Narnia Goat’s Cheese which is an independent creamery making quality cheese.
Sweet Food: Love and Cake sells delicious homemade cakes and brownies. For French cakes and parties try Comptoir Gourmand. Cookie lovers should head for the Galeta stall. If you love churros (I do!) seek out Agua Na Boca. For exquisite chocolates it has to be Blowing Dandelion. Treat yourself to gourmet popcorn from Drum & Kernel. Take home a few jars of jam from Fruition Preserves.
Drinks: Tiger Spring Tea sells quality teas like Earl Grey and English Mint. The Syrup Junkie is great for anyone wanting to make up their own drinks and experiment. Pick up craft beers from the London Beer Lab. Le Grappin sells artisan wine from Burgundy, France. Enjoy a cup of coffee at Perks and White to keep you going all afternoon.
Herne Hill Market Craft and Vintage Stalls
Aside from the food you will also find some craft and vintage stalls. You can pick up an assortment of goods and gifts including; striped baskets from Kenya, handmade greeting cards, wrapping paper, blankets, picnic sets, vintage tableware, artisan pottery, vintage fashion, jewellery and baby clothes.
Herne Hill Market Information
To find out more check the Herne Hill Market Website. The Market is run by the City & Country Farmer’s Market, a family business who run more markets across London which are worth checking out. I only wish they would set one up in the Finsbury Park vicinity! (That’s a big hint). The market is on Sundays 10am until 4pm but do check the website before you go. The address is Railton Road, Herne Hill, London SE24 OJN. The market is right in front of the Herne Hill train station so it’s really easy to get to and from; London Victoria, Orpington, St Albans, Sutton and Luton. It’s not that far to walk from Brixton, say around fifteen minutes. Make sure you take a stroll through the beautiful Brockwell Park while you’re in the vicinity.
Author: Homegirl London. Photographs: Homegirl London.