Guest blog: North Cross Road Market

Dogfather Diner Dulwich

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Fancy trying a local London market that’s a little bit off the beaten track? Shapa Begum, editor of Dulwich OnView, shares one of SE22’s best kept foodie secrets…

If you’re stuck for something to do on a Saturday in south London, why not visit the revitalised North Cross Road Market in gentrified East Dulwich?

You will find this small street market just off Lordship Lane, SE22. But don’t expect to see the traditional fruit and veg stalls you might stumble upon in other local markets, as this one has a ‘vintage’, ‘organic’ and ‘homemade’ feel.

There are a number of stalls selling everything from freshly baked bread and cakes, homemade specialist foods, organic meats, fresh fish and freshly ground coffee, to household furniture and decorative items, books and handmade jewellery.

Without a doubt, food is the main attraction at North Cross Road Market, and the quality is generally exemplary and value for money. The mouth-watering aroma of hog roast, Vietnamese báhn-mì sandwiches and homemade cakes fill the air as you move from one stall to the next.

However there is one stall that has a particularly big buzz about it. According to its fans, The Dogfather (a gourmet hot dog stand run by a charismatic man run called Cooper) sells the best hot dogs in town. Surely worth a try.

If you want to escape the bustling atmosphere of the market, you’ll find cosy coffee shops, eclectic gift shops, a traditional sweet shop and other local amenities further along North Cross Road.

North Cross Road Market is open six days a week (Monday to Saturday). Further details and opening times can be found here.

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