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Walthamstow Food Market

The Walthamstow Food Market is probably the place in London with the best value for money when it comes to the street food. At Walthamstow Market there are large number of market stalls selling all kinds of ethnic food. Unlike other popular food markets in London such as the Brick Lane Market and Southbank Centre Food Market and Camden Markets, the one located at Walthamstow it’s not artificial enhanced to please the tourists that come in their thousands to London every day but to cater to true Londoners.

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The Walthamstow food market is run by the people who live in East London and the food sold on this market is consumed by the same people, meaning the working classes of North East London: the Pakistanis, Turks, Poles, Jamaicans, Brits, Vietnamese, Ghanese, Somali, Romanians Bulgarians, Germans, Italians, Portuguese and you name it!

Walthamstow Food Market

The other fantastic thing about the Walthamstow Food Market is that it’s opened for business not only on weekends, like most other markets in London, but it’s opened from Tuesday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. And Saturdays from 8 a.m. till 5:30 p.m.

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Food for those less Health Conscious – The Hamburger Grill

The other thing that makes the Walthamstow Food Market special is the fact that this market has no official website yet. There are markets, especially those most popular ones, located in central London such as the Camden Market and the Southbank Centre Food Market with their own dedicated websites. These websites are usually run, not by the local authority responsible for managing those markets, but by the fans, usually ordinary Londoners. The reason why the Walthamstow Food Market hasn’t got so many fans yet and as a result no managed by the community website, is probably because this part of London is not perceived as cool or cool enough to write about it.

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Caribbean Food from Tree Island

The Walthamstow Food Market is good for tasty food and no matter whether you are a vegetarian, meateater, vegan, Muslim, Jewish, Christian, Buddhist, Heavy Metal Fan or anything else, you are guaranteed to find something good for yourself. You might even be able to order your food using your native language, no matter where you come from.

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Tasty Junk Food from Mega Bite

You will not be disappointed at Walthamstow Food Market if you are looking for the junk food. The junk food such as the southern fried chicken wings is usually preferred by the younger members of the society or the older ones but on a low budget. At the Walthamstow Food Market the fryer oil is likely to be fresher than on any other markets in London this is because this market operates 5 days a week so the greater the demand for the deep fried food the greater the rotation of the oil in the fryer.

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Fresh Bread and Cakes from Greggs Walthamstow

The connoisseurs of more artificial and mass produced food stuffs will not be disappointed if they come to the Walthamstow Food Market. The British chain bakeries such as the one illustrated on the photograph below are also present here. Greggs is the ubiquitous in England. In addition to the traditional bread products you can also buy sweets such as muffins, brownies and pastries.

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Delicious and Fresh Turkish Cuisine at Walthamstow Market

If you come to the Walthamstow Food Market with a budget of £1 only you will not be disappointed and don’t even think that £1 can only buy you junk food. Have you heard about Turkish Lahmacun (Turkish pizza) or Gozleme ? If you walk down to the end of the market you might come across small trailers with delicious freshly prepared Turkish pizzas.

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Popcorn, Sweets and Ice-creams in Walthamstow

There’s no shortage of sweets and ice creams at Walthamstow Food Market. Just walk down from the Walthamstow Central Library towards Sainsbury’s Supermarket and there will be market stalls and shops selling the Middle Eastern sweet favourites such as baklava, Bulgarian cakes and Polish doughnuts called ‘Paczki’.

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Oriental Food at Walthamstow’s Taste of Sichuan

Walthamstow food market is also a place for the enthusiasts of the oriental food. The are number of restaurants and bars run by the Chinese and Vietnamese. Fancy a lovely hot Vietnamese vegetarian soup? No problem, just go to the market and ask one of the locals where do you have to go to eat the oriental foods. Most of the locals speak English so don’t worry too much about linguistics. You will be fine with finding things around this part of London even if your only language is English.

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The Walthamstow’s Authentic Coffee at Market Cafe

Apparently the Walthamstow Market is the longest in Europe. Longest does not mean the largest. Longest means that you need to walk far in straight line to reach the end of the market. The market is located at Walthamstow High Street. It’s a single street market where all stores and shops are situated next to each other in straight line. Finding things on the market is therefore easy. All you have to do is to walk straight and if you get tired, and you are likely to feel tired after walking such a long distance, you can get a cuppa of coffee.

Surprisingly here in Walthamstow there isn’t so many popular and trendy coffee shops such as Starbucks and Costa. Instead you will have the opportunity to try something more authentic to do this part of London, for example the coffee prepared by Turks (very specific Turkish coffee), prepared by the Albanians the Italian coffee, or the Nescafe Instant coffee for £1 prepared by the English.

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Traditional English Home Made Food at Copperfield Walthamstow

If you are looking for the traditional English home-made food in Walthamstow, please direct yourself towards the market. The Copperfield Restaurant serves the English breakfast and traditional English meals including cottage pie, roast dinners, mash and pie, pasties and sandwiches. The tea and coffee are served fresh and always very hot. The service is great and the waiting time for food does not exceed 10 minutes. This place is very popular among the retired members of the Walthamstow community as well as all those who frequently shop at the market.

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The Fish a Chips Restaurant in Walthamstow

The Captain’s Fish Bar in Walthamstow is a place that is good for everybody. This restaurant serves nearly everything. You can have here: fried fish, fried cod roe, chips, all kind of burgers, chicken wings, kebabs, fizzy drinks, juices, coffee, tea, ice creams, a sim card and literally everything.

If you’re feeling confused after walking along the Walthamstow Market by the choice and the variety of different foods, tastes and smells, the Captain’s Fish Bar might be just a perfect choice. Here you can have everything you like except alcohol. The meat served here is halal so you don’t need to worry about what you eat regardless of your religion.

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The Angara Grill

The Angara Grill located at Walthamstow Market is a place for fast food. This restaurant is selling what most other places at Walthamstow Market sell: burgers, deep fried chicken and pizzas. The name Angara comes either from the Russian river of the same name or a Russian class of the space rockets. None of the Plumber Walthamstow team have tried the meals served by this restaurant so we can’t really comment on the quality of the food here but if you did trie this food and if you would like to share your experience at The Angara Grill with other readers of this blog please let us know.

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The Directors Cut Restaurant in Walthamstow

The Director’s Cut Restaurant in Walthamstow is more sophisticated than the average Walthamstow restaurant. This is because this place looks like it was designed by the professional interior designers. The Director’s Cut stands out of the crowd of other places in Walthamstow not only by the way it looks but also by the way this business is organised.

The restaurant specialises in serving quality steaks. Customers who visit this restaurant can go for the main meal and than stay for a bit longer to enjoy a cup of tea or coffee with lovely cakes, ice creams or shakes. The staff members are polite and very welcoming. The Director’s Cut represents a contemporary European cuisine that cannot be associated with any specific European culture.

It is a universal place where everybody feels welcomed regardless of the language they speak, the God they believe in or the colour of their skin. It is hard to believe that in the 21st Century Walthamstow only very few places offer a free access to the Internet. The Director’s Cut this one of those pleases where you can browse the Internet using your mobile phone or a laptop for as long as you like free of charge. Also, this place is highly recommended by the Walthamstow Plumber.

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Come before 2:00PM before the stalls run out of food

This market is particularly busy between 8 a.m. and 12 noon. However, this is because all the locals, especially the housewives come here to shop for fresh vegetables and fruit. If you would like to come here to try the street food, especially hot meals, please try to come to the market before 2 p.m. as some of the market stalls, especially those most popular ones, may run out of food before the market closes.


The list of caterers located at Walthamstow Market is not over yet. However, we have listed only handful of places on this page but the Walthamstow Market has much more to offer. So, please click here to read more about the places to eat in Walthamstow. Then you will see the list of other popular places with ethnic food at the Walthamstow Market. So, you can read stories about them. You can visit this website to find more information about Walthhamstow Market.

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