Sundays are a funny day. Is it still the weekend? Is over already with Monday around the corner? Who knows! Sundays are always a good market day. A day where you don’t want to do too much, but some fresh air, a good walk and some good food. So, where are we going today? Alexandra… Read More »
Sundays are a funny day. Is it still the weekend? Is over already with Monday around the corner?
Sundays are always a good market day. A day where you don’t want to do too much, but some fresh air, a good walk and some good food.
So, where are we going today? Alexandra Palace Farmers Market is where it’s at.
Ally Pally is a proper neighbourhood market. A mix of old and young. People with babies and people with dogs.
The type of market where the traders know their customers, and the customers know their traders. A story is behind each person and each product.
So, let’s begin the tour!
We’re talking artisan cheeses by the load. In blocks, stuffed in toasties and shed loads of samples…
Street food inspired by Africa and India…
A huge selection of fresh fruit and veg to take home…
… and deep filled pies, fresh fish and good old sausage and onion baps to eat while you walk around.
If sweets more your thing then there’s loads of stalls offering brownies, macaroons and doughnuts.
… and a little van cooking up French crepes and galettes.
(Opting for a simple lemon and sugar – shockingly not Nutella!)
Not to mention loads things that can be wrapped and taken home, including luxury oils, vinegar and even a bit of furniture from Recover. A charity who work with vulnerable people to help restore old furniture.
It’s not huge but this market has the magic that you can’t get down your local express shop. The service, experience, knowledge; everything that makes food interesting. Definitely worth a visit!
Ally Pally isn’t open every Sunday, so if you’ve liked what you’ve seen and are planning a trip one weekend, check here first to make sure they’re open.
Go with an empty belly and plenty of money. Then go home and sleep off the food coma.