In A Nutshell
Effortlessly fashionable, Exmouth Market offers irresistible weekday lunch eats from around the world, right in the heart of London, a short stroll from Sadler’s Wells Theatre and King’s Cross. Whether you’re peckish for a salt beef sandwich, hungry for hearty Ghanaian stew or in the mood for artisan mac & cheese, you’ll find the perfect treat to tantalise your tastebuds at this lunchtime, weekday market.
Open Monday to Friday, from noon until 3pm, this popular market entices a loyal crowd, getting particularly busy on Thursdays and Fridays. Although dedicated to delicious street food from around the world, the market is also a great spot for London shopping and restaurant, with dozens of stores and eateries lining the street itself.
ABOUT THE MARKET
If you’re feeling hungry around lunchtime in Central or East London, Exmouth Market is exactly where you want to head, especially if you’d like to try something brand new. A short walk from King’s Cross, Angel, Russell Square and Farringdon, this well connected weekday market features flavours from every corner of the globe.
For something you’ve never tried before, head to Ghanaian street food innovators Spinach & Agushi. Their incredible aubergine and courgette stew with chicken thigh in rich palmnut sauce is a true taste sensation. For something authentically home-grown, Nana Fanny’s salt beef is an absolute "must try", made to Nana Fanny’s 1944 secret recipe in East London by her descendants for over 75 years. For an equally big dose of flavour, this time from South of the Border, make sure you stop by Freebird Burritos, to add your choice of filling and sauces to your pick of meal. We’d recommend the smoked shredded beef - smoked over hickory wood for 12 whole, flavour-instilling hours.
With over 20 lunchtime vendors to choose from, there is plenty of foodie goodness for food-lovers of all tastes at Exmouth Market. Once you’ve found your ultimate treat, head towards Exmouth Market’s 100 year old church and discover the hidden park behind it to locate the perfect spot to enjoy your grub in peace, with plenty of seating. Missed the market? Don’t panic, the street itself is full of yummy cafes and restaurants, along with tempting, independent stores for keen shoppers.