I was reading about brixton market and thought I should give it a visit to see what I can score. It’s a little far away, at the end of the Victoria line, but I left at 10.30am and it took me less than an hour. The market is just around the corner from the tube station, with busy street stalls selling fruit & veg, meat, electrical items and bric-a-brac. The usual £1 bowls of peppers, apples, lemons. But there were smaller packs too, and I bought carrots, parsnips and turnips for 50p a pack. Good size for me.
The hidden gems are inside the market buildings. There are still the fruit & veg stalls, together with fresh fish and meat stalls. The meat stalls had cuts of meat that are not commonly available — pig’s tails, tripe, oxtail, salted fish, salted meat. I bought oxtail and neck fillets, £5 per pack.
In amongst the older style stalls are the modern food places. Korean, Japanese, South American, Mexican, pizza, coffee shops, a place with DIY toast, chinese dumplings — all very artsy and full of people. Small places with a few tables, almost all were full.
I had my heart set on honest burgers, which has had rave reviews all around. It opens at 12pm, and there was a queue 10mins earlier. A scant 5 mins after opening, it was full already. I was on my own, so I got a nice end bar seat. The menu is small, with burgers made from 35-day dry aged beef. There were other options with chicken, meat free and even gluten-free bread.
I had the cheeseburger with stilton, which came with onion relish (I ate that). Chips were thrice fried served with rosemary salt. Automatically they served ketchup and mayo. I even had a small beer to go with the burger, which was cooked medium and was perfect. At £10.50 for the whole meal, it is on the expensive side, although quality is high. I’d go back the Brixton Market no question, even take mm and Mum there when they next visit.