Chatsworth Road E5

April 18th 2011

Chatsworth Road market
Intrigued by a Time Out feature on new London markets, we headed over to Chatsworth Road on Sunday. It’s an up-and-coming area wedged between Clapton and Homerton, fast on its way to gentrification judging by the gourmet coffee shops, French delis and vegan cafes that are popping up along the street.

Chatsworth Road market
Chatsworth Road market
Chatsworth Road market
I was particularly taken with Creperie du Monde at number 51. They rustle up fresh waffles and omelettes alongside the namesake crepes, with a wide variety of delicious-sounding sweet and savoury fillings. Wash it all down with a Climpson & Sons coffee from nearby Broadway market. The little caff is a model of industrial-chic decor, plus it smells amazing from the constant supply of fresh batter being cooked up right at the counter. It was bustling and busy, spilling out onto the pavement outside — a perfect Sunday hangout spot.

Other nice-looking eateries of note along the street: l’Epicerie 56, a cosy deli-come-cafe, and Chatsworth Kitchen, for more hearty homecooked fare.

Chatsworth Road market
There’s plenty more food and goodies on offer from the market stalls running down the street: everything from Japanese okonomiyaki to the now-ubiquitous cupcakes, plus hand-ground coffee and Persian mezzes. (Josh got an Indian Karachi wrap which came with free channa, above.) Plus it looked like some opportunistic shop and cafe owners had got in on the act: one had set up small barbecue for to-go burgers, and a lady was selling handmade sushi plates outside a newsagent. A little ramshackle, in the nicest way.

Chatsworth Road market
Chatsworth Road market

Photo: Chalk

The main drag’s stalls are mostly foody, but tucked off a side road opposite the creperie there was small vintage and homemade market set up by Hackney Home. Lovely laser-cut jewellery from Chalk‘s stall was tempting me.

Chatsworth Road market

The Chatsworth Road market is on every other Sunday, with the next one on May 1st. Make the trip out there if you can, I reckon it’s worth it.

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Comments (7)

  • Rachel Lewis Illustration

    April 18th 2011 at 1:56 pm

    Oh this looks lovely! I don't really know that area very well, but a friend is moving house to near there soon so that might be a nice thing to go to. Love the laser-cut jewellery!

  • tschitschi

    April 19th 2011 at 6:37 pm

    I would certainly enjoy spending a Sunday there!

  • katieleigh

    April 20th 2011 at 4:05 am

    Love your blog, will definitey be back :)

    I have stumbled upon so many creative Katie's!


  • 3smallapples

    April 21st 2011 at 5:24 pm

    Mmm I'm quite local so it might be worth a visit. I'm always tempted by foody pictures


  • Melissah

    April 23rd 2011 at 12:07 pm

    I just discovered your lovely blog on bloglovin. I'm just new into blogging this year & have just finished off my own blog on fashion & interior design.
    I had a lot of fun putting it together maybe you would like to check it out if you have a spare minute.

  • Ms M

    April 24th 2011 at 11:22 am

    Looks exciting need to check this area out!
    Happy Easter! Also a great giveaway over at Me Old China which ends on tuesday x

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    January 10th 2012 at 7:24 am

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