Sunday, 1 May 2011

The Underground Night Market: a food rave

This Friday coming I am hosting The Underground Night Market in my flat and garden. After the first Underground Market started in San Francisco, there are now Underground Markets springing up all over the states (link to article in the New York Times and also here 'Food Raves'). I know the Real Food Festival is going on at Olympia, if you want to come afterwards, take the train to Willesden Junction and change for Brondesbury. I'm a ten minute walk from there. The perfect after party! I'm trying this market in the evening to attract a younger, after work crowd, but all are welcome although children must be accompanied. There is music from Shekoyokh and Tom Baker, cooking demonstrations, hot food, food to buy for the weekend, crafts, alcohol and the dragon's den for food businesses. Buy your tickets here:  £5 only.

On the door it's £6 if you come with a ticket holder.
No unaccompanied children.
Children under 6: free
6 to 14: £2.

It starts at 6pm, last entries 10pm.

I will also be selling and signing my new book Supper Club: recipes and notes from The Underground Restaurant. and selling glasses of bubbly.

The Deli Station: cheeses, olives, truffle honey (to die for)

Bristol Vintage: vintage china

Madame de la Cartomancer: tarot and psychic protection of whole site 

JazandJules: the very best hot chocolate in the world.

Me Old China: vintage china candles/bus blinds/gorgeous bunting
Treflach Farm: farm fresh eggs and bacon 
Juiceology: Joe McCanta's original mixers/ ironing board cocktails.

 Anna Mae's Smokehouse:  bbq and pulled pork
La Cremerie: award winning artisan cheeses/British cheeses

Squisito: Warwickshire supper club with their artisan sausages and italian deli stuff

 Avarae 17: exquisite jewellery (I bought several of her broaches last time)
The Other Side Mag: magazine editors who also make unusual Treviso almond pesto

Papermash: One of the top UK craft/decor bloggers brings her pretty tape/wrapping etc
Nice_Creams icecream: will be parking her ice cream van in the driveway

Galavant Jewellery: tea cup/kitchen related jewellery
Lex Eats Supper Club: handmade vintage serviettes
Candyfloss Created: crochet craft and good hats

 Mauritian street food: fresh curries in flat bread, pineapple chutney. We did a mini 'Dragon's Den' tasting panel in April. Jason's food really impressed us.
Marmelo: Natalie Stopford's stunning pickled onions, chutneys, jams
Monkey Leaf:  hand made soaps

 French Made: cakes and favours and the gorgeous Laurence is dressing up as a French maid

 SoS15: animal cushions

Art of Puddings: stunning puddings in a glass
Alchemist dreams: handmade liqueurs, blended to order or custom flavours of orange, raspberry, wormwood...

Scribe complaints: a stall where you can get your complaint letters written, just like on Indian street corners, by a qualified lawyer. 
Artisan Smokehouse family run smoked products including meat, fish, olive oil, cheeses 
Assington Fruits: fruit juices, asparagus, fresh strawberries, from Suffolk
Hiromi Stone: Japanese-flavoured nuts
Organic Lea: vegetables from Epping Forest
The Clink restaurant: jams/pickles/biscuits/marinades made by prisoners from HM High Down
Mauvaise Maman boozy jams
Mama Lan: chinese home cooking from this authentic supper club
Moelfaban supper club: trifle making from Britain's best dish finalist and Welsh supper club hostess
New additions: Korean sliders from

Artisan bread from Aston's Bakery, a local Cricklewood organic bakery
French linen aprons from Milla and Arti 
Dragon's den for young food businesses: 
Panel - The Deli Station, Mount St. Deli, Tim Hayward, Sheila Dillon of the Radio 4 programme


  1. Hat nicht allen verstanden.

  2. Sounds great, being in the evening i think it will feel more like an event, rather than something you just wonder round on a lazy Sunday.

  3. Hope to come - just got to get round to buying a ticket! xxx

  4. PS I should have said I most certainly definitely want to come - just it is my first week of CELTA so worried I may be dead come

  5. You are so wild! Hope the gate crasher ponies up the cash!

  6. how brilliant- v.excited about coming to this!

  7. I wish I could come - it looks so much fun. Good luck with it K and hope to see you soon. X

  8. Oh I wish I lived close by (home is Scotland), I would be there in a shot. Would be a fantastic night!

  9. Hope to see you all, those who can come, here on friday xx

  10. Congrats on your blog! Shame I didn´t know about this event before!! I´m awaiting comments on how it went.

    Feel free to swing by my blog, A Londoner form Afar. :)

  11. If you have any advice for a food-lover who's very enthusiastic about trying to get an Underground Market going somewhere in Cornwall, please let me know! It's an absolutely brilliant concept.

  12. So wish I lived close by! this would have been a fantastic time!!


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