Although Dalston has become famous for its nightlife, its day-life has quite a way to go to catch up.
With this in mind Dalston Food Market aims to provide somewhere people can relax each Sunday and buy some of London’s best produce, street food and drink from 11-4pm.
Produce-wise there is a big focus on London producers like Tottenham Cheesemaker Wildes Cheese and Hackney Charcuterie Blackhand Food as well as street food favs What the Dickens!, Kimchinary, Sub Cults, Born and Raised Pizza, Oli Babas & I should be Souvlaki.
Drinks are treated as importantly as food, so wine will also be available by the glass matched against each hot food dish, as well as craft beer on tap and they even have gin distilled in Hackney by the glass or to take home by the bottle. Thus with hangovers from hell will appreciate sodas from Squareroot and a selection of London roasted coffees.
This is kid friendly too – expect professionally run indoor activities that change each week, from dance and football sessions to theatre performances and a bouncy castle.
Held within the grounds of a secondary school on Shacklewell Lane the venue is a lawned oasis in the heart of Dalston, so people can stay and have picnics within the grounds. There will also be live music each week to add to the atmosphere.
The market ran as a six week trial at the end of last year and was a huge success, with the Guardian putting it in its “Top ten food markets in Europe”
Watch out for a sister market in Hackney in May which will be London’s first ever Drinks Market.
THIS MARKET HAS NOW CLOSED.