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EPSOM’S THRIVING MARKETS – INTERNATIONAL FOOD, CRAFTS, FARMERS, VEGAN, ANTIQUES…

Posted by Francesca De Franco on 02 Apr 2021

Outdoor markets have had a bit of a renaissance recently. With non-essential shops still closed and food shops having restrictions in place, markets in the fresh air offer a more leisurely and enjoyable shopping experience.

Markets aren’t just for lockdown though. They’re a fantastic asset at any time, and Epsom has a huge variety of speciality markets all year-round as well as its regular markets with stalls selling fresh, local products and clothes.

Here’s a roundup of some of the speciality markets Epsom hosts.

Taste of the World Market

I recently visited and it was fab. There was a great buzz and loads of amazing smells (and tastes)! There’s a huge array of global cuisine from Lebanese, Greek, French and Caribbean to Italian, Spanish, Pakistani and Thai with everything in between.

It all looked brilliant, but there was only so much we could eat. We went to Truff’d Delicacies for the Brazilian brigadeiros (truffles), Nat’s Cheese Bread for divine, gluten free cheesy bread bites, Doughboyz for authentic Italian calzone, Taste of Spain for some seriously tasty paella, Maggie’s Diner for American classics, Choc Shop Chocolate Brownies, The Parisian Deli for cheese and pâte and not forgetting Wiltshire Chilli Farm for our spicy snacks.

The Taste of the World markets take place 9.30am to 3.30 pm every Friday, every bank holiday and selected Sundays in the marketplace.

For the latest details visit the Facebook page here.

Vegan market

The Vegan Market – run by ethical vegan events – takes place in a number of locations throughout Surrey.

There are a wide variety of vegan foods, products and produce and an impressive roster of regular stall holders that you’ll find on the market each month alongside new traders: https://www.ethicalveganevents.com/marketinfo/epsom

There’s everything from Nordic wellness drinks, spirits, free from cakes and date coffee to eco-friendly toiletries, dog superfood, faux fried chicken and cannabinoids.

The Vegan market takes place in Epsom marketplace every fourth Sunday of the month from 10.30am until 3.30pm.

Latest updates can be found here.

Craft Market

At the monthly craft and gift market you will find a wide selection of local makers and artists offering their handcrafted items. Organiser Folly Fairs’ mantra is ‘Handmade products made by local people,’ so you’ll only find the stalls of small homegrown businesses; imports and wholesale goods are banned!

Shop for handmade soaps, candles, luxury hampers, unique jewellery, glassware, ceramics, art, woodcrafts and more.

The craft market takes place on the second Sunday of the month. Go to the Folly Fairs Facebook page for the latest details.

Farmers Market

The Farmers Market has been a firm fixture on the calendar for over 10 years.

Held on the first Sunday of every month (9:30am to 1:30pm) the market offers competitively priced high-quality products.

You will find a huge array of diverse, artisan and locally produced foods and products including: fresh meats, sausages, poultry, game, eggs, fish, fruit & veg, herbs, freshly baked breads, cheeses, pies, cakes and seasonal plants.

For more information visit: https://www.surreymarkets.co.uk/

Epsom Antiques & Brocante Street Market 

This is a new one on me but have just discovered that these markets recently started.

“This unique market will offer 40 antique collectables, curios, vintage, retro, bric a brac as well as vinyl records from traders and enthusiasts from across the South and beyond.”

The next one is on the 18th April, 10am-4pm in the marketplace.

Go to the website here for more info.

There’s bound to be something that takes your fancy. Happy shopping!

Fran xx

(Main Photo credit – Taste of The World Market Facebook page).

 
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Francesca De Franco
I’m Francesca (usually Fran), a Londoner living in Surrey with my great husband and our three lovely children. My eldest daughter is 12 and my twin daughters are aged nine.

I'm a freelance PR consultant and also run my own blog where I write about the things that we do, the places that we visit, the toys and games that we play with as well as all the every day parenting (and some non-parenting) stuff in between.

My love for communicating and writing, mirrors my passion for trying to be the best mum I can be. Interests include good food and wine, Italian culture, football and personal finance.

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