A website with info and old photos from Brixton tells me more about the market, the lifeblood of Brixton. The main bit of the market is on Electric Avenue which was the first shopping street to be lit by electricity. It used to be a high end shopping street for I would guess wealthy Edwardians and Victorians. It is quite different these days, being a fresh-produce market with music and clothes, displaying bright colours and a range of varied foods reflecting Brixton’s multiethnic population. You can find fresh as well as dried fish (which I need to learn how to cook), thai pastes such as tom yum, jerk seasoning, jamaican patties, argentinian empanadas and all types of fruits and vegetables.
One of the alleyways on Reliance Arcade. You can buy freshly made popcorn at the top of the arcade, a temptation every time I walk past in the evening.
I love this colourful, thick leggins!
Fresh and nicely displayed fish.
Yam, plantane bananas, squash and other vegetables.
Fresh meat and a man that accepted to pose for me. I should have been closer and not include the fridge bar that cuts through the image (next time…)
Another new and trendy place to eat with a very ‘literary’ name – Bukowski.