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Jan 6, 2008 05:46 AM

Spitalfields Market Area on a Sunday

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. 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.

    1. 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.

        1. Dinos cafe is a good place for breakfast.

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

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          1. re: Withnail42

            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.

            1. re: kristainlondon

              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.

              1. re: oonth

                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.

          2. 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...