Harringay Market

Harringay Market

I first heard about the plans for a new food and arts market in Harringay a few weeks ago via twitter and remember thinking that anything offering great food and vintage delights within walking distance of our flat is definitely worth a visit.

Today was the inaugural day of trading for the brand new Harringay Market and what fun it was. The food stalls offered some amazing dishes from every corner of the globe (almost). For our lunch Kate enjoyed the American/Japanese fusion pancakes from Hello Kitchen and I couldn’t resist a Burger Bear cheeseburger. I never can so I’ve given up trying.

After lunch we took in the Big Green Bookshop’s pay-what-you-want second hand book stall, Oh Squirrel’s handmade cards and tags, Narcissus Design’s oxidised artwork and bought a beautiful old cut glass decanter from The General Store that we’ve filled with bourbon and now takes pride of place in our drinks cupboard – just how Don Draper would want it.

I took the camera along and managed to take a few good shots between rain showers, the results of which are up on Flickr in my Harringay Market set.

A lot of the stalls did such a roaring trade that they were cleaned out of stock so I think that says all you need to know about how successful it was and just how many people came along to show their support.

I’m already looking forward to my next visit and seeing as it’s a weekly event I don’t have too long to wait.