Chatsworth Road E5

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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