For a while we’ve wanted to visit Brixton Market to sample the food and atmosphere. Last weekend we had my step-sons and the sun was shining so decided to take a trip up on the train.
We arrived early, while the locals were enjoying breakfast in Brixton Village (like a shopping arcade) and lunch was being cooked on the various food stalls. It was great to have a good walk round, especially with a pushchair, before it got busy, which it did an hour later. First purchase was a slice of warm banana loaf, yum.
Brixton Pop is like a mini village of converted storage containers mainly serving food and drinks from small retailers who specialised in one particular thing, but a couple sold cool retro knick knacks. True to form, my husband found a bar specialising in rare gin and local ales. I succumbed to a glass of organic Prosecco which went down very well!
We then walked through Brixton Village where an eclectic mix of little restaurants and cafes could be found. Brazilian, Mexican, French, cake, burgers and cheese & fizz (together!), a great selection to take your pick for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
After walking through we went back to a stall where Venezuelan food was being cooked by a lovely lady in huge pans. We shared curried goat with lentils and rice which I have to say was amazing, both older boys absolutely loved it !
The market continues into Electric Avenue. According to Wiki, it was built in the 1880’s and was the first market street to be lit by electricity. It has several fish, meat and fruit and food stalls/stores selling a mixture of African, Caribbean, South American and Asian products. For those growing up listening to 80’s music, Eddy Grant’s song was named after this street 🙂
We then went to Honest Burgers in Brixton Village. I think I had the best burger and chips I’ve ever had. The chips were AMAZING and the beetroot and apple coleslaw was devine – and I don’t like beetroot!!
I bought a little jacket off a stall and some honey moisturiser off another and then popped back to Brixton Pop for a drink.
We all enjoyed our 3 hours or so there. It’s a bit ramshackled in places but overall worth a trip if you are visiting London!!
We’ll be going back again, husband want’s to try the curried burger next time, maybe on a night out just the two of us?