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Spitalfields Market Area on a Sunday

JonH Jan 6, 2008 05:46 AM

Was thinking of doing the Spitalfields Market, Brick Lane, and UpMarket on Sunday morning. Is it worth it? What are some tasty treats there? Thanks!

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  1. loobcom RE: JonH Jan 6, 2008 07:48 AM

    Lots of food stalls in the back and front of The Upmarket.

    Will never understand the popularity of the Brick Lane Beigel. Rinkoffs in Vallance Road just sooo much better.

    Tayyabs is only a few hundred yards away.

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      Nii RE: JonH Jan 6, 2008 01:27 PM

      I love the paella from the Spanish stand in the Upmarket. The Ethiopian stand is also worth checking out. Spitalfield maket itself has a ton of good food stands.

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        rblack RE: JonH Jan 8, 2008 11:11 AM

        S and M Cafe!

        1. Withnail42 RE: JonH Jan 9, 2008 03:51 PM

          Dinos cafe is a good place for breakfast.

          Lots of really good street food at The Truman Brewery (UpMarket).

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            kristainlondon RE: Withnail42 Jan 12, 2008 12:04 AM

            Lately I've been seeing a few more Japanese stands in the UpMarket overflow area (east side of Brick Lane, a little bit north of the main UpMarket entrance). Very intriguing. Hmm..maybe I'll do this tomorrow.

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              oonth RE: kristainlondon Jan 12, 2008 03:42 AM

              Krista. Look out for a stand selling donburi (ie beds of rice with various items on top, i'm sure you know that, just being thorough). It will probably be manned by a Japanese woman called Naoko (feel free to mention my name and that of Hitomi through whom I met Naoko). And try and get there early (ie before 2pm) because they sell out fast.

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                Withnail42 RE: oonth Jan 14, 2008 05:09 AM

                Are they the ones towards the west side entrance of the place? I had some spicy rice wasabi and chill prawn concoction in November. I thought it was great.

                Worth a visit for sure.

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            KaCHing RE: JonH Jan 10, 2008 03:33 AM

            Our favourite is St. John Bread and Wine out the back of the market. It's especially nice to sit after wandering, and depending on what time you get there you'll get some brunch or lunch or roast...

            1. bombaybeauty RE: JonH Jan 13, 2008 10:43 PM

              Story Deli (just opposte the Rough Trade record shop) has great pizza. Not authentic, but really when it's this good, who cares? Crusts are very thin and crisp, and pizzas are piled with very high quality ingredients. There are communal tables, and the owner's son, a boy with beautiful long blond hair wanders around, and might impale you with his foil. At 10 quid per pizza it is not cheap, but still you don't begrudge the price since it's good food. I'm going to be thinking about this pizza in the back of my (very cluttered) mind till I next go back.

              Cheers,

              BB

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