Ironically, when it comes to putting on a market, Broadway don’t play around.
In fact, come sunrise on a Saturday morning, you’ll find the whole East London street alive with local fruit and veg slingers; independent designers; craftspeople; and more, setting up their stalls. Punnets of strawberries, raspberries and grapes sit alongside handmade jewellery, woodwork, candles, and skincare.
You’ll also find an unbelievable array of street food, with stand out savoury numbers including shrimp burgers from Shrimpy; vegan tacos from Biff’s Jack Shack; sushi rolls from Temaki; and Vietnamese baguettes from Banh Mi 11.
Anyone with a sweet tooth wants to head straight towards Bad Brownie. That, or Meringue Girls, who sell magical-looking, bite-size meringues that are melt-in-your-mouth delicious.
The other great thing about Broadway Market is its location. It runs between both London Fields and Regents Canal, which means – especially in summer – you have two incredibly picturesque places to pop a squat and enjoy your food. Regent’s Canal is definitely our favourite. At points you can sit right up on the edge, feet dangling and watch the boats drive by.
In fact, it’s for this reason and more that Broadway Market is well worth the visit whether the market’s on or not. Even without the stalls, the street is lined with independent cafes and shops, that make for excellent browsing. They’ve got two pretty decent pubs: The Cat and Mutton and The Dove, and some top notch independent restaurants including La Bouche, with their thick cut sandwiches and salads, and Bella Vita, an always bustling, Italian, serving pizza, pasta, and plenty of Aperol…
…if you’re in the market for that.
Details: Broadway market takes place every Saturday between 9am and 10am| Address: Broadway Market, E8 4QJ | For more information you can visit their website here.