For those of you who are used to avoiding Brixton Village Market like it’s the plague then you will no doubt be in for a real shock when I tell you that it has completely transformed. Yep, that’s right, that once gloomy and drab arcade has undergone some serious renovations to turn it into the fantastic marketplace it is today.
Now chockablock with over 20 different cafés, swanky restaurants and fast food joints, it has become one of the best markets in London!
Brixton Village Market has been renowned for its Afro-Carribean foods, fish and meat but over the last two years numerous national and international coffee shops and restaurants quickly emerged to seize the potential Brixton Market had. Now with new flavour and life, Brixton Market has enough variety to even take on the likes of Camden! Thursday and Friday nights in particular are when life is at its highest peak. The market stays open later and there is often live jazz music outside the Agile Rabbit to invite and entertain customers as they wonder around the marketplace chatting and generally having a lovely time.
If you’ve got a passion for pasta then I urge you to check out Bellantoni’s! Run by Mr. Dario Bellantoni himself, it definitely serves the best homemade lasagna and macaroni in town. It’s the perfect place for vegetarians to pay a visit as there is usually a massive selection of meat free dishes available.
Those with an iron stomach can indulge in some mighty fine spicy foods at the Pakistani café known as Elephant! Everything made here is fresh and never shoved in a microwave, allowing you to taste curry the way it should it should! I definitely recommend you try one of their to-die-for samosas which inevitably have you coming back again and again. It is run by a very friendly chap named Imran Bashir who always makes you feel really welcome.
Honest Burgers is by far the most popular place in Brixton Village Market at the moment.
The name says it all. You won’t get no deceiving McDonalds burger here! Every burger comes with hand cut chips which are inclusive and every burger is decent quality with no junk meat used.
They’re filling, they’re fresh and you definitely feel like you get your moneys worth.
If you have got a hunger for Thai food then KaoSarn will definitely fulfill your needs! Family run by Mr. Pee Noi and co. you are guaranteed to get good quality Thai food. Be prepared though, spicy is their middle name!
Of course the market isn’t just a haven for international foods, there is also a beautiful little English shop known as Cornercopia which is owned by a sweet little lady named Anne Fairbrother. Everything from locally produced jam to freshly baked bread is available at a nice price. She even owns a restaurant just across from the arcade which specializes in the best of British dishes!
So do you still intend to avoid Brixton Village Market? C’mon, you would be absolutely mad not to want to check this place out on a Thursday or Friday night!