Five of the Best New London Markets

Feeling hungry? The tastiest street food, right here

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By Sara D'Souza 

Eat Asia Night Market London

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Teaming up with the Hackney Flea Market, the Eat Asia Night Market will be putting on a special Eat London Street Festival in Peckham's Copeland Car Park, at the Bussey Building, this weekend. Over at the Eat East section of the market you'll find  Bubblewrap Waffle, Dragon Sushi rolls, Le Bao, Thaiko Taco and the famous Taiwanese popcorn chicken. Over on the Eat West side, Paolo's Italian Street Food, Mikey's City Grill and Fire Bake Pizza will be popping up, alongside some traditionally brewed Ethiopian coffee. 

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The festival is running right next to Peckham's DIY Art Market on the Saturday and the Independent Ceramics Market on the Sunday, so you can stock up on  homeware at the same time.

Opening times: Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th September; 

Eat Asia Night Market, Bussey Building, 133 Rye Ln, Peckham SE15 4ST; 

Nearest tube: Peckham Rye

Boundary Creative Weekend Market

The brilliant Dumpling Heart  opened as small pop up store on Shoreditch's Calvert Avenue last December and has been drawing the crowds for its delicious organic dumplings ever since. Owner Mei Hui Liu has also turned the lovely hidden back yard of Dumpling Heart, Cleve Courtyard, into the lively Boundary Creative Weekend Market. Of course, there'll be plenty of dumplings and Taiwanese street food to try, as well as ceramics from Part-time Potter, handmade stationary from Bel's Art World and music and dancing.

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Opening times: 16, 17th, 18th September and 23rd, 24th, 26th September; 12pm-6pm; 

Boundary Creative Weekend Market, Cleve Courtyard, Boundary Street, Shoreditch,  E2 7JD  

Nearest tube: Shoreditch High Street

KERB Camden

Dominating the London food scene Kerb has markets across West India Quay, the Gherkin, King's Cross, Paddington and now, its latest venture Kerb Camden. With less than a month of trading under its belt, it's been doing a roaring trade seven days a week with already over 35 traders in its line-up. Up on the list is Arepazo Bros, dishing up Venezuelan arepas with plantain fries, Burger and Beyond with 90- day aged beef, Crabbieshack for soft shell crab burgers and lobster rolls and Mother Clucker for the best buttermilk chicken in town. The Camden Town Brewery Bar will be on hand pouring ales and IPAs and Half Hitch Camden's local gin distillery will be serving spirits to sip in the sun.

Opening times: Monday to Friday 11am-6pm, Friday and Saturday 11am- 10pm, Sunday 11am-7pm 

Kerb Camden, Camden Market, West Yard, Chalk Farm Road, NW1 8AF 

 Nearest tube: Camden

Druid Street Market

Founder of At the Table (which celebrates British food culture), Miranda York has launched the exciting Druid Street Market adding to Bermondsey's excellent food scene. Running every Saturday from 10am- 4pm, this is the place to try out some of London's hottest new food businesses. Regulars include Decatur London, who dish up incredible chargrilled oysters, The Snapery, with naturally leavened sourdough bread, handmade granola by Rock my Bowl, Spicy Northern Thai street food by Krapow, and Fatties traditional homemade butter caramels. You can buy ceramics from Lazy Eye, hand carved wooden spoons by Slow Split and look out for the new artisans that pop up every week at the incubator pitch.

Opening times: Every Saturday 10am-4pm; 

Druid Street Market,  126 Druid St,  SE1 2HH;  

Nearest tube: London Bridge or Bermondsey

Highgate Farmers' Market

From Balham to Blackheath, Earls Court to Ealing, the London Farmers' Markets have got stalls across the capital selling the freshest farm produce. Now they're bringing the goodness north west and the brand new Highgate Farmers' Market will be opening Sunday 18th September. Ringing in the start of autumn, there'll be plenty of seasonal fruit and vegetables, handmade preserves, organic and free-range meat, shellfish, cheese, herbs, pies and cakes. We can't wait.

Opening times: Every Sunday 10am-2pm; 

Highgate Farmers' Market,  St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Highgate Hill, London, N19 5NE, 

 Nearest tube: Highgate

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Sara D'Souza, aka Part-time Potter

Sara D'Souza  is a freelance travel writer and ceramicist who launched her ceramics business, Part-Time Potter,  two years ago. Her ceramics are quirky, functional and very tactile, using a colour scheme of sea greens, blues, talc whites and a splash of pink. 

Sara will be selling her ceramics at the Eat London Street Festival in Peckham on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th September and at theDruid Street Market on Saturday 24th September. 

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