Venn Street, Clapham, SW4
0207 622 8259
Tube: Clapham Common
Venn Street Market started in 2009 and is one of the good news stories on the London market scene. Every Saturday the market brings together around forty-five quality food suppliers, street food traders and the occasional handmade craft stall - all crammed into this narrow avenue which in recent years has been pedestrianised.
Just a few minutes stroll from Clapham Common, Venn Street is well worth making a journey to visit with great cheese from the likes of Borough Cheese Co, a choice of some excellent fruit and veg from Teds Veg with seasonal British produce and Brockmans Farm for organic and biodynamic alternatives. The street might be relatively small, but you can probably do most of your weeks shopping here with Portland Scallop Co offering fresh fish from Dorset; Picks Organic Farm with fresh organic meats, poultry and game; a selection of deli stalls with artisan food from UK and across the globe including Patй Moi and their award winning mushroom pate; Cannon & Cannon with British cured salamis and chorizo; Hook & Son for RAW organic dairy; Olivier's Bakerys' French breads and, if you can fit it all in, pastries and cakes from specialist retailers such as the fabulous Bad Brownie and Comptoir Gourmand. Amongst all the food there are also occasional handmade craft and plant stalls.
Venn Street is not only a good place to source your weekly groceries, but also somewhere to relax and enjoy some top quality street food including delicious Hogg roast sandwiches courtesy of the local Moen & Sons butchers and freshly made Japanese dumplings from The Gyoza Guys. No account of Venn Street would be complete without mention of the long established flower stall at the top of the street, that offers great quality cut flowers, potted plants and succulents.
This in a feature taken from our forthcoming book:
by Andrew Kershman