Located on Gransden Avenues, this new multifunctional space is the home of Earl of East London and Kana London. The building itself holds an incredibly rich and vibrant heritage of craftsmanship, which instantly hits you as soon as you walk into the store. Upstairs is the home of ceramicist Ana who runs Kana London, while downstairs is Bonds’ boutique space where you can browse the carefully curated stocked shelves of local independent designers. You can also peer through the large glass windows into the workshop of candle makers Earl of East London. If you’re lucky, you’ll also get to meet shop dog Oscar the Frenchie while waiting for your expertly made Allpress coffee.
5a Gransden Avenue
London, E8 3QA
E5 Bake House
An independent, organic bakery in a spruced up railway arch beneath London Fields station. The E5 Bakehouse is an artisan bakery and coffee shop who are passionate about sourdough, using organic, locally sourced ingredients. They serve delicious, daily-baked breads, fresh lunches, homemade cakes and coffee. Their cinnamon swirl bun is out of this world and dogs are allowed to sit both inside and outside, which is a bonus.
395 Mentmore Terrace
London E8 3PH
Mare Street Market
Hackney’s new Mare Street Market fulfils a Londoner’s every need: it’s a restaurant/café/deli/off-license/record store/florist and homeware shop – all under one roof.
There’s the neon-lit florist Rebel Rebel; a deli stacked with locally sourced charcuterie and cheeses; an off-licence stocked with craft ales and organic wines; and a vinyl record store, Stranger Than Paradise.
Mare Street Market
117 Mare Street
London E8 4RU
Netil Market is a creative community of designer-makers and food. During the week, the atmosphere is relaxed with the permanent residents’ stores and workshops being open and ready to welcome customers. At the weekend, the place comes alive with the space filling up with market stalls showcasing the best of local independent designers and vintage finds, as well as the addition of renowned street food traders. It’s the perfect spot to come and spend a Saturday afternoon.
Netil Market, open every Saturday 11am–6pm
13–23 Westgate Street
London E8 3RL
During the week, Broadway Market has a quaint village feel, packed with fantastic restaurants, coffee shops and pubs. However, it’s on a Saturday that this road really comes to life, as the market becomes the real star. Stretching all the way down the street, this food-lover’s market is as much about seeking out quality food as it is about soaking up the relaxed atmosphere – with a freshly grilled burger in one hand and a chilled ice coffee in the other.
Stalls range from delicious desserts with a twist on the classics, including the Meringue Girls and Crosstown Doughnuts, to the katsu chicken wraps and unbelievably good tuna burgers from the guys at Fish & Flounder. If the sun is shining, a stop at Nonna’s cycle kart for some homemade gelato is a must. Spices, cheeses, breads, rare-breed meat, handmade pasta and olives are all present – it's hard to imagine the need to go anywhere else for your weekly food shop. The only issue you have is trying to figure out what to eat and from where.
Broadway Market, open every Saturday 10am–4pm
London E8 4QJ