God I love this place! I first visited in March 2017 and was absolutely blown away! I’ve been meaning to go back and then a local coach trip advertised a day trip here on the Sunday of the May day bank holiday so I booked it for me, hubby, my friend and her husband to spend the day here.
As it was a Sunday (and a bank holiday) I knew it would be busy, but I had already earmarked the places I wanted to visit! There’s so much to see and do at Camden Market but here are just some of the highlights (obviously mainly food related!)
Oli Baba’s Halloumi Fries
This was one of the main reasons we first visited Camden Market, to sample these famous halloumi fries!
The chunks of halloumi are deep fried and then coated in a delicious topping of pomegranate molasses, fresh mint, chilli flakes, za’atar yogurt, pomegranate seeds and sumac! Delicious! Hint: you get a LOT of halloumi per serving so if you want to try other food at the market, I suggest you share between at least two of you!
The Mac Factory
THE best mac and cheese in London!
The Mac Factory do six amazing flavours –
–Nostalgic – a classic cheese blend.
–La Med Babe – Basil Pesto, Baby Mozzarella Balls and Semi-dried tomato.
–Super Mario – Sauteed Mushroom, Truffle Oil and garlic.
–Posh Spice – Spicy chorizo, Caramelised onions and Harissa.
–Hey Mac-Arena – Beef Chilli, Tortilla Crisps, Sour Cream and Jalapeño.
–Mambo Italiano – Smoked Pancetta, Mushroom and Garlic.
I always have the Nostalgic flavour but my friend tried the Mambo Italiano and it looked amazing! This place is a must try!
Metre long Polish sausages. Not joking!
A great idea but you won’t be able to eat anything else after trying one of these bad boys!
I love, love, love churros and these churros are some of the best I’ve ever had! They are served warm with a variety of toppings – my favourites are the caramel sauce and mini marshmallows!
Half Hitch Gin
If you like gin then this place is a must visit! I don’t drink gin but it smelt delicious and there are friendly staff there who will let you sample some before you buy! Small bottles are £10 each and the large bottles are £35 each, I bought a few bottles for gin loving family and friends!
Chin Chin Labs Ice-cream
My favourite ice cream place! I have one of these nearly every time I go to London! My favourite is the killer cone – a red waffle cone filled with marshmallow fluff which is then toasted, with a scoop of your favourite ice-cream on top! Delicious!
I’ve also had the amazing sticky toffee sponge cake topped with vanilla ice-cream and a lemon caramel tuile – highly recommended!
and a limited edition red velvet cake with cream cheese ice-cream and cinnamon toast sprinkled on top! Amazing!
There are also so many other amazing food places to choose from while you are here;
We really wanted to try the Dutch pancakes but didn’t get the chance on this occasion! Definitely one for next time!
Moomin and Littlephant
Who knew you could still buy Moomin merchandise?? I remember watching the Moomin’s with my sisters when I was little! This shop was a real trip down memory lane!
Make sure you check out the Stables Market – these old stables date back to 1894 and have some beautiful ornate designs above the shops.
and here you will find shops selling everything from clothes to jewellery to confectionary to lanterns to cakes and fudge, and anything and everything you can imagine in between.
Of course, no trip to Camden Market is complete without a visit to see the Amy Winehouse statue…it’s lovely how she stands there amongst the crowds in her home town.
I highly recommend you pay a visit as soon as possible! I already can’t wait to go back again!