Sunday lunch in Shoreditch

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That’s right, we’ve discovered yet another food market in London, this time in the heart of Shoreditch. Usually a late-night market, Red Market is operating on Rivington Street every Sunday over the summer. Similar to Street Feast, it has a variety of street traders selling their delicious wares, as well as some unexpected performance art…

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We started by getting a cider from the bar and deliberating over where to eat first. Alex had his eye on some buffalo wings from The Orange Buffalo, so we got a portion of those (medium strength, I’m a bit of a wimp when it comes to spicy food). They were gloriously sticky, tangy and messy and succeeded in staining our fingers orange.

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Next up, we paid When Mac Met Cheese a visit. As well as his usual mac & cheese, he’d cooked up a limited supply of mouthwatering Macacinis – balls of deep fried mac & cheese with some jalapeño thrown in for good measure (and an extra kick). These were artery-clogging and delicious. Speaking of which, Alex also picked up a tub of deep fried Oreos (you’ve got to, right?) and although they were tasty, less is definitely more when it comes to these bad boys.

Red Market 2We were feeling pretty stuffed by this point, but couldn’t leave without sampling a burger from Burger Bear. I chose the Grizzly Bear, mostly because it involved bacon jam (which they were also selling by the pot). It was a pleasure to watch the dude make the burger, layering bacon jam and cheese onto a deliciously pink beef patty. Throw in some salad, mustard, ketchup and a grilled bun and you’ve got yourself a juicy, tasty burger. After this, we had one last wander round the market (where we picked up a peanut butter fudge brownie for our picnic the next day) and headed home via Brick Lane.

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The market’s on every Sunday over the summer, and we’re definitely planning a return visit so we can sample some of the stalls we missed this time around.

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