From vegan dishes to fresh pasta, from Sicilian cannoli to Korean recipes, here's what to taste in the new London market that is preparing to open its doors in September.

The new Boulevard Market in London

There will also be the famous St John Bakery doughnuts in the new Islington Square market, a small gastronomic hub that will open its doors on September 4th, naturally with all the necessary safety precautions. True, the current historical moment is very complex and difficult for dining businesses, but it’s time to move on, working well and with due care. It will be called Boulevard Market and it will occupy the space of a former office building in the sparkling borough in north-central London, famous for its beautiful houses, but also for the many pubs and nightclubs of neighbouring Angel district. And which is now preparing to welcome many tasty brands, for a varied offer that’s suitable for everyone.

The food stalls at Boulevard Market in London

There will therefore be specialties of the most famous bakery in London, starting with doughnuts, leavened to perfection, well fried and filled with exquisite creams, without forgetting the famous Eccles cakes, round pies of buttery puff pastry stuffed with currant jam and covered with sugar, small delicacies to indulge in when you are looking for a comfortable cuddle. But there will also be vegetable products at Turnips, a vegan space from Borough Market, cheeses from The Borough Cheese Company, and fresh pasta from La Tua Pasta. Furthermore, the fermented foods of Kim n’ Chi, the extra virgin olive oil of Woop, a company that offers consulting services to the realities of the agri-food world and specialises in quality olive oil, the Korean recipes of Bombon, the Sicilian sweets of Casa Cannoli, London Grade Coffee, Mix&Muddle cocktails, the steaks at Beefsteaks and Noodo‘s gluten free baked goods.

How to reach Boulevard Market

The market will initially be open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, at least until October 18th. It was designed in collaboration with Real Food Markets, a company committed to promoting and enhancing ethical and sustainable producers. The large open space is located where the sorting and delivery centre of the Royal Mail North London once stood, and which is now accessed through a controlled entrance – to ensure correct safety precautions and social distancing – through Upper Street. In anticipation of next summer, when hopefully everything will finally return to normal, including a series of events organised on the terrace, from yoga classes to puppet shows for children.

by Michela Becchi