Exmouth Market

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Bubbling jollof rice, fragrant Thai noodles, superior kebabs… this choice weekday food market offers a global assortment of flavours.

Twenty years ago this small, pedestrianised street was still a big bloomers and veg stall sort of market. The resurgence of the food stalls began around 2006, in the wake of a French market introduced the preceding December by Islington Council. After this one-off event, Exmouth Market Traders Association realised the possibilities. A few stallholders from the weekend Broadway Market also seized the opportunity to operate from Monday to Friday at Exmouth Market, and after a few years of winnowing out the me-too sourdough sellers, there are now many excellent stalls serving a great variety of takeaway food to satisfy omnivorous and vegetarian appetites. Regulars might include Spinach & Agushi (Ghanaian stews), Pasean pastas, Mac & Cheese,  Meat Head BBQ, La Cochinita Spanish dishes, and Freebird burritos, among others.


Venue name: Exmouth Market
Transport: Tube: Farringdon
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I'm certain there's amazing food here that needs to be tried when the food market opens up during the day. Unfortunately someone else will have to try it for me because I come to Exmouth Market for one thing and one thing only: the Tartiflette!! If you're at Exmouth Market between 12:00-13:00 make sure you get a taste of the Tartiflette. It's £5 and you can get the vegetarian or meat option (personally I prefer the veg option even though I eat meat). So what is Tartiflette, you ask. It's a potato bake with cheese and mushrooms and onions that have been cooked together for what I presume is a few hours and all mixed together. The veg option has oodles of goats cheese on it and it's creamy and delicious. Not exactly a healthy lunch choice but I have no interest in being healthy when stuff tastes this good. 


A 2 minute walk from work and I can honestly say this is one of my fav places to eat! Indian, Italian, Mexican, Moroccan - You name it, they have it! Along with food/ street food stalls there is a cute little bagel and record shop, card shops and a tattoo parlour.. Ooo not to forget, plenty of bakeries too! Instagram heaven! 


One of my favourite places to spend an afternoon with a multitude of wine bars and brunch spots to choose from. If you haven't checked out this spot, put it on your to do list. Never gets to manically busy but always has a good buzz about it. Less than a 10 minute stroll from Angel tube station.


A favourite London haunt lined with independent shops and cafe's like Book Ends, Bagman & Robin and Briki coffee shop, plus the much-loved Pizza Pilgrims, Dirty Burger and Hummus Bros. The daily market stalls offer up well-priced street food and friendly service.


Great variety of food stalls, a cheap and cheerful lunch spot.

Great spot for a good lunch at a decent price £5-6 - all set off in a buzzing area.

This is a buzzing taste bud stimulating market try to walk down without being tempted to buy great smells great atmosphere great food


Exmouth market is known for its abundance of restaurants and cafes, especially the stalls that appear daily between 12-2pm to feed the masses that work nearby.

There is however, more to this stretch of North London road.

From the wonderfully named Barber Streisand (which never fails to make me smile) to the independent boutiques selling things that you don't need but can't live without (hipster colouring book anyone?), a journey through the market is always a worthwhile expendition. Whether it's a new tattoo, bespoke jewellery or a tasty treat, the market will deliver. There's even a park behind the church where you can sir (British summer time permitting of course) if you cannot wait to consume your goodies.

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Great market to compliment the amazing food offering on this street already in place. Although there are some standard traders there is always something new when I visit and I’ve never eaten anything bad here either!

I had beautiful meatballs and rice on my last visit with tangy salad. Shaved rib buns the time before both around £7 I think- super value considering the area- and there are lovely local pubs to wash down the food too.