Foodism 100: Best Food Market – the shortlist
The Best Food Market category, sponsored by Pic's Peanut Butter, shouts about the street food and farmers' markets doing good things in food
London's oldest and best-known food market, run as a charity for the benefit of its many vendors and traders.
8 Southwark Street, SE1 1TL; boroughmarket.org.uk
Growing Communities Market
The UK’s only all-organic and biodynamic farmers' market, which sells produce from local farms and ultra-local food producers.
St Pauls Church, Stoke Newington High St, London N16 7UY; growingcommunities.org/market
Hackney Downs Vegan Market
A fully vegan market organised by outspoken advocate FatGayVegan, which acts as a hub for East London’s plant-based eating enthusiasts.
Amhurst Terrace, E8 2BT; fatgayvegan.com/hackney-downs-vegan-market
Maltby Street Market
A market that acts as a platform for young food businesses from the community to thrive.
A vibrant food market that runs a host of community initiatives in the Elephant & Castle area, with an on-site urban garden.
42 Newington Causeway, SE1 6DR; mercatometropolitano.co.uk
A Lewisham food market and community hub, whose owners London Union provide mentorship for in emerging talent in the street-food scene.
196 Lewisham High Street, SE13 6LS; streetfeast.com/visit-us/model-market
A street-food market, community hub and incubator for start-ups in a site made out of former shipping containers.
49 Brixton Station Road, SW9 8PQ; popbrixton.org
Street Food Union
An eco-friendly lunchtime street-food market in the heart of Soho supporting start-up businesses and grassroot social enterprises.
51-53 Rupert Street, London W1D 7PQ; streetfoodunion.com
A market that's been running for more than 80 years, which now plays host to a number of thriving small and independent businesses as well as more than 25 charity-led and free events.
21-23 Tooting High Street, SW17 0SN; tootingmarket.com
Victoria Park Market
A Sunday market that gives priority to social enterprises and high-quality food producers from the neighbouring boroughs of Hackney and Tower Hamlets.
56-57 Gore Road, E9 7HN; victoriaparkmarket.com