Brixton Market is best known for its wide array of eateries with menus full of foods and snacks from all corners of the world. Why not try the Colombian spot Santafereno or the Cornercopia with its constantly changing menu items made with local ingredients? There is also Franco Manco’s with its sourdough pizza and the Pakistani street food found at the Elephant. Surrounding the trendy restaurants and cafés is an extensive (and at times, confusing) network of stalls and shops offering everything from knit hats to cheese to exotic snails.
The Brixton Market is always changing and holds regular specialty markets on Station Road to mix things up. At the Bakers’ and Flea Market on the first Saturday of each month, freshly baked cakes and breads will provide the energy to rummage through the secondhand antiques, books and collectibles also found here. Every second Saturday of the month, the Makers’ Market is held and – as the name implies – features unique pieces from creative local artists and crafters. Feeling nostalgic? On the third Saturday of the month, update your vintage wardrobe at the Retro and Vintage Market, and on the fourth Saturday the Brix Mix Market brings stalls found at each of the other markets together in a roundup. To top things off, the road turns into a farmers’ market every Sunday, with piles of fresh fruit and brightly colored vegetables stacked high.