BRETT AND BAILEY’S EUROVISION SPECIAL AT SATURDAY’S FOOD MARKET – includes Lamingtons as Australia are contestants (and sticky buns for the Poms)!

17-05-2019 14:05

Saturday 18th May

Organic veg, fruit, meat, fish, eggs, milk, butter, vegan, smokery, natural wine, bread, gluten free, pastries, olives,  store cupboard refills (herbs, tea, flours, rice, nuts, oils), eco cleaning refills, eco house supplies, beauty, salads, wraps, lunch, coffee, and food bank collection.

Our fledgling Wednesday mini market is open every week, 2-7pm.  Click here for the updates each week. Crystal Palace Food Market is on Haynes Lane off Westow Street (accessible by foot from Bedwardine Road) Saturdays 10 am to 3 pm.


Cakes – Brett and Bailey  The boys have gone Eurovision mad!  Joe says “Get out the edible glitter – it’s the first ever Brett & Bailey Eurovision Special. As a special one-off event, we’re celebrating Europe’s favourite song contest with a glamorous range of epic cakes and bakes from across the continent (and beyond). 

We have a star-studded cast of fabulous delegates for you, including Paris-Brest choux rings with hazelnut mousseline filling (France); a traditional Polish cheesecake made with twaróg (curd cheese) and topped with summer berries; a classic Austrian Sachertorte with a layer of apricot jam and lashings of chocolate ganache; a Brett & Bailey take on the 1970s sweet trolley classic that is the Black Forest Gateau (Germany); and a light and luscious strawberry and cream gateau known as Täytekakku to the Finns.
We’ll also have lots of lamingtons because, yes, Australia are somehow in the contest and one of the favourites to win; a tray of sticky Greek baklava packed with apricots and nuts; and although we’ve never been we’re told you can’t move for tahini or pistachios in the southern Caucasus countries, so expect some brand new tahini, lemon and pistachio cookies with some white chocolate chunks.
But don’t worry, we’re not disposing with our usual menu entirely – you’ll still find gooey brownies made with the finest Fairtrade Belgian chocolate; double carrot cake, because the Dutch invented the orange carrot, y’know; chocolate Guinness cake; Swedish cardamom knots; and a choice of bomboloni filled with crema Catalana (Spain) or cherry and Italian amaretto jam. Plus our very favourite sticky buns will be repping the UK of course. All kinds of everything, then, and douze points all round. See you soon!”

Pastries – Levain Bakery pastries, Portuguese custard tarts, doughnuts.

Pastries – Bread Bread Croissant, pain au chocolat, pain au raisan, almond croissant and much more.


Lunch & deli – Comfort & Joy Hot tasty wraps, salads and those famous scotch eggs plus takeaways – curries, lasagne and more.  Great picnic food to take away.

Hot Food – Zongo Anthony & Helen say “we will be serving Ghana style chicken stew; plantain, spinach and agusi and jollof rice.”

Vegan lunch – Return to Shashamane  Wholesome, filling, pick and mix made by Emilia.

Snacks – Simply Tay  Vegan samosas made by Sarwat.


Visiting stalls

Vegan cheese – Palace Culture Fermented nut cheeses – all vegan.

Olive oil and olives – Mar de Olivos  Mar says “I am bringing delicious Spanish olives chupadedos, (aka finger licking olives), brava olives, black empeltre olives and manzanilla olives (that I marinate myself early on Saturday morning just for you) spicy, mojo-picon sauce from Canary island or mild flavour with piquillo pepper and sundried tomatoes. I am also bringing to the market delicious, fresh, natural juice from olives: Spanish extra virgin olive oil made from different varieties (mild, medium and robust taste). They are full of antioxidants and vitamins and go really well with other products from the market such as vegetables, fish, meat or why not drizzle it on a fruit salad? Don’t forget about the chocolate with extra virgin olive oil, either spreadable or in bars, with different flavours.

I’ll also have those famous Marcona almonds roasted with a little bit of salt, which are a must have for your tapas! And finally a new product! I would like to invite you to come and try the raw, unfiltered and unpasteurised avocado blossom honey that’s produced in Malaga, my hometown. It’s dark amber, robust and creamy honey with a gorgeous rich flavour…you’ll love it! . As a new product I am bringing a very popular Spanish snack “Lupini beans”  which are a healthy plant based snack high in proteins and fibre. Haven’t tasted them before or love them? Either way I’ll have them, so pop in and see me. Remember that you can bring your own container for the almonds or olives, if not we are happy to serve them in our deli cup made from veggies (our personal contribution to reduce the use of plastic) See you on Saturday.”

CBD and more – Eat Moringa. David’s bringing CBD oils, moringa, ashwaghandha, nut butters and more.


Storecupboard refills – The Store Cupboard  You can pay by card or cash. Follow us on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook.  We are also open on Wednesdays from 2-7pm.

Cheese & charcuterie – Capo Caccia 

Smokery – London Smoke & Cure  Ross says “All produce is made and prepared in our new smokehouse just down the road in Streatham. Give me a call on 07837 838 241 for any questions or pre-orders. We’re always happy to talk produce and ideas, or just to have a general chat about life and all its wonder. Look forward to seeing you down there.”

Fresh pasta – Pasta di Grazia  Full range of handmade Italian pastas and sauces.

Bread – Levain Bakery  Chris Masembe and his team at Levain Bakery have a simple philosophy; to make artisan breads to the highest possible standards. All breads are sourdoughs and are made using their own sourdough starter, a labour of love which they have kept going since they first started the bakery.  Find Kuba on the bread stall in the courtyard.

Bakery & pastries –  Bread Bread   Wood fired sourdough bread and pastries, made in Brixton.


Natural wines – Wine Scouts   Organic and biodynamic wines from around the globe.  Samples always offered by Pedro who is a font of wine knowledge.  He says “We will taste the new vintage of a pure, red wine from the Côte Roannaise in the far south of the Loire region in France. La Tassée des Anges Domaine des Palais has lovely scents of red berries, violets and pepper. On the palate, it is generously fruity and spiced, and it has velvety tannins and a pronounced minerality. La Tassee des Anges is an organic blend of 40% Syrah and 50% Gamay whole bunch fermented with its own yeasts in stainless tanks. A natural little number with very low sulphur addition. Big scoops of crunchy, delicious fruit. Come taste!”

Produce this week

Fruit and veg – Brambletye Fruit Farm, Brockmans & Wild Country Organics  All organic or biodynamic.  Check out this blog about Brambletye.
Meat –Gill Wing Farm Full range of sustainably farmed meats from East Sussex.  Meet the farmer and butcher Andrew on the stall. 
Fish – Veasey’s  Full slab from their own boats and others.  To order, email or phone on 01342 822906.  Check out this blog about Veasey’s.
Butter & other dairy – Hook & Son Organic dairy from farmer Steve’s closed herd on the Pevensey Levels. Please note, for the next couple of months, Hook will not be able to sell raw milk. Please click here for full details. We hope you join us in supporting the farm during this difficult time.
Local growing project –Patchwork Farm  Reopening soon.  Are you a grower or have a fruit tree in your garden?  Bring your gluts so they don’t get wasted.  Do you like local fruits and veg?  Come and see what’s on offer and pay what you want.

Eco products, beauty, artists & makers

Eco products – Roots & Cycles. Eco products, refills.  New in stock  – refillable shampoo, conditioner and castille soap.  Organic, vegan and all produced in London.  Just bring your containers and fill up.  2 pence a ml. Check out their newsletter here.

Candles – Kairos Moon Colourful aromatherapy candles, also in the walkthrough.

Beauty – Flore Naturals  Beauty products made in SE19.

Original illustrations – Images Delmar   Dylan sells original illustrations and also runs a picture framing service. He says “Sets of cigarette cards and illustration ephemera galore this weekend at Images Delmar in the Walkthrough- We may also be piloting a state of the art umbrella rental scheme should it start raining unexpectedly!”

Local art & craft stall – Palace Makers   Part of  Transition Town and open to Artists, designers, makers and craftspeople who live in the local and surrounding areas. If this sounds like you or someone you know, and you/they might like to be part of this weekly stall, please contact us via our Facebook page here.

Collectables market – our neighbour market Haynes Lane Market, a treasure trove of collectables.  Click here for a little peek inside.
Cafe – our friends at Antenna Cafe.

Other stuff

Crystal Palace Transition Town information
The Foodbank – Details at  Total donated so far 1598kg.   We also collect donations for The Hygiene Bank. All donations of sanitary products, soap, shampoo, nappies and more are welcome.   Queen from The Hygiene Bank says “When people are in difficult situations and it’s between food and hygiene it’s the hygiene they drop.  No one should have to go without washing or sanitary products.”

News From Crystal Palace – we love this local news page from our friend, journalist Jerry Green.

Save Central Hill Community – support our neighbours & find out more about the proposed demolition of the estate, and how it would everyone in the area.

Our neighbours – Antenna Studios  Music, dance, performances, practice, recording & more. Also loads of great classes and the best coffee in the Palace.

We are proud to be part of Crystal Palace Transition Town.  Wondering who we arewhat we do, or how you could get involved? Our blog section is a great place to start or this talk given by Joe Duggan, one of the co-chairs.

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