24 Apr 2013

Brent Cross Food Market

New market set to satisfy gourmet appetites

Brent Cross has long been celebrated as a destination for the fashion-savvy, but it will soon become a must-visit site for foodies too when a new food market opens on the 26 April.

The market – seen as North London’s answer to some of the best markets elsewhere in the capital  – will take over the area by John Lewis in the centre’s car park every Friday and Saturday, throughout the year. More than 200 traders from across the UK have applied to become a part of it and now organisers have narrowed it down to the best 50  to create the ultimate foodie experience for North London.

The Brent Cross Food Market will be offering delicacies from around the world as well as locally sourced meats, dairy products, vegetables and mouth-watering treats for an indulgent food experience. The carefully selected stalls will include the best seasonal produce, exotic goodies as well as artisan groceries.  And for those who cannot wait to sample tasty goodies the market will offer some of the best street food around from chefs cooking up everything from exotic Caribbean dishes to spicy Spanish paella. The multicultural offering will also include Indian, Malaysian, French and Jewish specialties.

Handpicked traders include:

·         Wildes Cheese – dubbed “the urban cheesemaker”, this micro-dairy is based in Haringey and produces handmade artisan cheese including ‘The Smelly One’ and ‘The Drunk’ (made with London Pride ale to create a crumbly coat)

·         Rockwell End Farm – family farmers since 1936 with produce including potatoes, tomatoes, asparagus and sweetcorn

·         Ion Patisserie – a favourite at Borough Market, the culinary genius of Georgeta Decuseara is coming North. Too tempting to resist produce included lemon cheesecake, toffee and pecan cheesecake, banoffee pie, and tiramisu

·         Wild Country Organics – a modern organic family farm which has over the last twelve years developed new growing techniques to produce a wide range of the best tasting organic vegetables and salads

·         Karantania Delicatessen – experts in unique European artisan food, produce, and drinks using the freshest ingredients, locally and seasonally sourced without the use of any preservatives or artificial additives.

Brent Cross General Manager Tom Nathan said, “The response we have had from traders has been phenomenal. The Brent Cross Food Market will be the best in the area and further shows that we are a real destination for stylish food, with offerings that you can't replicate online.”

The organisers – Keay Events are keeping a few stalls free for local people or small start up businesses who want to make their debut in selling their gourmet goodies to the public. To qualify, those interested will need to prove they are fully health and safety accredited.  For more information call 01923 726151. 
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