Lewisham College Car Park, Lewisham Way, SE4 1UT
Rail/Overground St Johns or Brockley
This award winning food market has a loyal following among the Brockley locals who manage to fill the car park of Lewisham College every Saturday come rain or shine, turning this little venture into a major feature of London’s food landscape.
The customers a drawn by a great mix of food producers and street food stalls that make this a market to do both your weekly shop as well as relax and enjoy some great alfresco dinning. For those after ingredients for the kitchen there are a number of organic fruit and veg stalls offering seasonal produce direct from the farm. Brockley also boasts a quality fish monger in Veasey & Sons, who always have a great display of freshly caught produce and will gut and fillet to order as well as offering the odd cooking tip. Carnivors will not be disappointed with several meat and poultry stalls offering a limited but top quality selection, including great bacon from Bermondsey based ‘The Butchury’ and Moons Green offering hand-carved ham to order. Cheese is also an important part of the market with expert Cheese mongers Mons offering all kinds of artisan products with lots of tasters for the curious. Blackwoods Cheese Company actually making a range of their own unpasteurised cheeses and the deli stall Flavours of Spain offers among its carefully chosen selection of Spanish foods several great cheeses including an award winning manchego. Delicious pickles, olives, breads, cakes and pastries as well as a selection of locally brewed beers complete the picture and enable visitors to do a complete shop here if needed.
Lovers of street food have plenty to choose from including great sandwiches from Sub Cult, a bewildering selection of burgers from Mother Flipper and a Vietnamese take on the same from Bill or Beak. Dough Van have ingeniously managed to cram a wood burning stove into a medium size van which sounds mad, but produces great pizza. There’s a seating area to enjoy the food and a great coffee van from local café Browns of Brockley and Good and Proper Tea, if you fancy something to drink. It’s great to see this little foodie oasis blossom in south east London, long may it continue.
This feature is taken from our forthcoming book:
by Andrew Kershman