This fall, our friends at Turnstile Tours are offering a series of free tours of the Essex Street Market. I signed up for the inaugural tour last week and was lucky enough to spend an hour meeting market vendors, hearing their stories, and eating my way though the historic market, which is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year.
We met a wide variety of vendors at the market; they owned everything from Mexican restaurants to fish and meat markets to handmade chocolate shops, prepared food stores and juice bars. Some of the vendors had been in business more than forty years and others had opened just that week. It all added up to a delicious mix and was a great reminder that you can really get just about anything you need under the Market's roof.
chatting with Eric of New Star Fish
the amazing cheese case at Saxelby Cheesemongers
I loved the sign at Roni Sue Chocolates
the owners of Puebla treated us to a buffet of their specialties; they just opened a couple of weeks ago in the market after running a restaurant nearby for years!