Out of all of the markets in London, Broadway is definitely my favourite, and I always come home with so many delicious gluten and dairy free goodies! I thought I’d write a little blog about the market, and what to look out for if you are visiting, as I’ve now been 3 times and still want to go back again! To start with, Broadway market only takes place between 9am-5pm on Saturdays and is located in Hackney, about a 10-15 minute canal walk from Bethnal Green tube station on the Central line. The market spans down a small shopping street in Hackney, and is always buzzing with lots and lots of people, walk right to the end of the street to find Broadway Vegan market, with a range of amazing vegan stalls! Here are some of my favourite stalls within the market which offer gluten and dairy free goodies:
The Bach isn’t a stall, but Is an Australian themed café which is located within the market, and offers tonnes of great gluten and dairy free food. The owner of the cafe really understands allergies and dietary requirements, with the chef being Coeliac too so knows all about issues regarding cross contamination etc. The cafe offers options such as gluten free toasted sandwiches, pancakes, corn fritters, cooked breakfasts, waffles, cakes, french toast and more! I’ve been twice now and have had the gluten free ham and tomato toastie with kumura fries, and the smoked salmon, avocado, tomatoes & poached eggs on toast, both being delicious!
The Bach has 2 branches in London, 1 in Broadway market and the other in Hoxton.
Possibly one of the main reasons I go to Broadway market, Floris Foods are an entirely gluten free bakery, with plenty of dairy free and vegan options too! They sell brownies, cookies, Oreos, peanut butter sandwich cookies and their speciality – doughnuts (which are incredible!). These include options such as jam, custard, chocolate, marshmallow, Eton mess and more! It really is like a dream come true for someone who Is Coeliac!
You can also find Floris Foods at Stroud Green market in London on Sundays.
Gluten free and vegan pancakes never tasted so good! The Osu Coconuts stall serve delicious gluten free, vegan and refined sugar free pancakes with a choice of toppings. I went for caramelised apple, walnuts, blueberries, raspberries & date syrup. You can watch them cook up your pancakes made with coconut water and buckwheat flour right in front of you!
Osu Coconuts are also located at Brick Lane on Sundays and Camden Market from Thursday to Sunday.
Norah’s brownies are located within the vegan market, and specialise in gluten free, vegan, dairy free and refined sugar free brownies and blondies in tonnes of different flavours! They have also recently started selling ‘bronuts’ which are blondie doughnuts, with various different toppings including raspberry and coconut chocolate.
Norah’s brownies are also available to order online.
Eat and Mess
Eat and Mess are a gluten free bakery based in Seven oaks, Kent but also sell goodies at Broadway market on Saturdays. They sell a variety of gluten free goodies such as cookie sandwiches, brownies, and their famous s’more cheesecake brownies (which unfortunately aren’t dairy free)! But don’t worry, they also have plenty of dairy free cakes too!
If you’re looking for something completely ‘Instagramable’ look no further! Meringue girls sell the most beautiful array of gluten and dairy free meringues, in a huge variety of flavours and colours, I think the pictures definitely speak for themselves, and I can never resist picking up a box to take home!
So there you have it, my top stalls at Broadway Market, it’s definitely worth popping along to if you are like me and can’t eat gluten and dairy. I’d also love to know if anyone has any recommendations for other markets with a great selection of gluten and dairy free goodies, leave me a comment if you do!