A few weeks back I trekked all the way to a disused space in Dalston for East London’s first ever night food market - The Long Table. It was opening night and the queue was huge, anticipation was rife and it was, to be frank, bloody freezing. My first suggestion, should you wish to venture over to the Long Table, is wrap up warm .
The Market is open 6pm till midnight, we got in at about 9 and come 10ish a lot of the vendors were running out/had run out of food. That brings me to my second suggestion, get there early , because you do not want to miss any of the below:
- Yum Bun’s amazing steamed buns with the most gorgeously slow cooked pork.
- The best mince pie I’ve ever tasted (with a dollop of delicious brandy butter) - I can’t recall the stall name but there is only one selling them…
- Yam the Cassava’s Caribbean fare (of Glastonbury fame)
And of course there is more, if your stomach can take the strain! There is Indian food, Chinese food, hot dogs, spit roasted chicken, donuts and a few more stalls to boot. My third and final suggestion though; avoid the mulled wine , possibly the worst I’ve sampled, I hope for everyone’s sake it was just a bad batch, because a good glass of mulled wine would finish off the night just perfectly.
The Long Table is open every Friday night until Christmas and you’d be a fool not to pop along if you’ve got a Friday night free and fancy something a little different for dinner.
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