I mentioned that the new Hampstead Food Market was opening in this month’s edition of What’s On and so last Saturday Danny and I went to check it out for ourselves. We hopped on the tube to Hampstead, with the market just a short walk from the station behind the Everyman Cinema.
The food market is host to 45 award-winning farmers, street food traders and artisan producers each setting up inside the grounds of Hampstead Parochial School. It’s a great place to go for a Saturday wander and pick up some foodie treats.
All of the vendors at the market were keen for you to try their produce, everything from homemade chocolate and macarons to cheese, ham and olive oil. There isn’t just food to take home, you can also fill up your boots with some tasty treats from the likes of The Muffin Man’s sausage pork belly and bacon jam muffins, with egg and cheese, Sub Cult’s hot sandwiches, Sticky Bundits sushi burgers and my personal favourite from the day was FlavourTown bakery, who’s cupcakes, brownies and cookies were simply amazing, I mean just look at them. Everything from Posh Peanut Butter Cup to Nutella & Oreo Remix.
We even made a new friend!
After purchasing some food bits to take home, we took a wander around Hampstead and then headed up to Hampstead Heath park. It’s huge and great for walks, it really felt like Autumn on Saturday and so even though it was slightly colder it was still a great walk. We headed up to Parliament Hill which is a look out point over London. It would have been slightly better on not such a grey day but still worth the journey to admire the view.
Hampstead Food Market runs from 10am-3pm every Saturday behind the Everyman Cinema on the grounds of Hampstead Parochial School.