Marylebone High Street is one of my favourite places in London and I’ve happily spent many a weekend browsing the beautiful shops and having brunch and coffee at The Providores or Le Pain Quotidian. Sundays entice me even more to visit to Marylebone as they have a farmer’s market with around 40 stalls of artisan food producers.
This Sunday was no exception, especially because it was the annual Marylebone Summer Fayre. I had heard about this in previous years and for one reason or another had never been able to make it. I had felt pretty gutted about this, so made sure this year that I didn’t miss out- and I wasn’t disappointed!
The Marylebone Summer Fayre is a bit like an old school village fête but with all the convenience of not having to leave zone 1! The Fayre is run by the Howard de Walden Estate and most of the local restaurants and shops have stalls, as well as all the usual farmers market traders and some extra little independents. There was an awesome looking funfair in the car park…
There was a veritable feast on offer with every different genre of food available
Beautiful cupcakes from the Yummy Boutique Bakery
Wonderful looking flavoured oils and dressings and middle eastern sweet treats.
I would have liked to have tried everything, but my tummy could only stretch so far. This is what I grazed on:
Braised beef with spanish rice- this was so tasty and tender!
The BEST chicken gyoza EVER from The Garlic Farm. The little lady who runs the gyoza section of this stall is often at the farmers market near my office on a Thursday- dangerous I tell you… last week I managed to eat 8 in one go (in my defence- they’re not huge!).
Organic strawberry smoothies made with frozen strawberries.
Donuts made with fresh strawberry jam from La Fromagerie.
Owing to my recent infatuation with trying to ‘get into’ gardening (which is difficult when you only have a small balcony) I was also loving the Culinary Herb Company stall
This stall selling beautiful personalised embroidered cushions and keepsakes was my favourite of the non foodie offerings.
Make sure you check out the fayre next year, it really is a unique ‘villagey’ experience which is often so rare in London x