Broadway Market

How do you know if the New York Times travel writer is lying to you?  Send your favorite UK couple a review (“An Oasis off London’s Beaten Path”), and let us test-drive their recommendation.

3km directly to the east of us is Hipster Central – Hackney, in the East End.  The centrepiece of Hipster life here is Broadway Market, a Saturday street market featuring food ingredients, prepared food, and vintage finds.  They have a lasseiz faire attitude towards bike parking and facial hair.  Think a semi-gentrified Kensington Market, but bigger, always pedestrianized, more food focused, and with more (so-hip-it-hurts) young families.  Broadway Market is well off the tourist map but well on the awesome map.

This is our cheese man – we picked up one of the herb-covered wheels on the left, and the white cheese to the right.  Wife will remember what they were called, I will remember they were delicious.

Stoooo.

Paella.

It might be hard to get a handle on how hip this place was from the stall owners, but given the hipster-filter Sony installed on my camera, I couldn’t get any shots of the locals.  Just imagine 1200 Win Butlers walking around buying fancy cheese.

Mini-pie!

Quiche!

Above, the rest of our booty.  To the quiche and cheeses we also added some hot chorizo and garlic stuffed olives.  Top it off with a GBP5.00 bottle of New Zealand Marlborough and it’s dinner.

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3 thoughts on “Broadway Market

  1. The herb crusted cheese was a brin d’amour from corsica and the other was a comte but i don’t know from where. Both were really really good!

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