Brixton will cement its position as a booming foodie area on Sunday, as food festival Brixton Flavours takes over much of the Market, the Village, Atlantic Road and Windrush Square for the day.
Aside from a pop-up market on Windrush Square, there’s no venue as such. Rather, more than 20 food businesses in the area will be getting involved. Each one will be offering free sample-size taster plates from 11am to 7.30pm, as well as selling larger off-menu Brixton-themed dishes.
Much like London Cocktail Week earlier this month, you’ll need to buy a ticket in order to gain a wristband which entitles you to all this. They cost £15, but come with that same value in Brixton Pounds, the local currency which is accepted in all participating venues as well as plenty more Brixton-based businesses.
Dishes will include: jamón from Brindisa Food Rooms, ribs from Brixton Village Grill, reggae chicken wings from Fish, Wings & Tings, and mango upside-down cake from Sponge & Cream. Other restaurants and bars taking part include: Casa Morita, The Courtesan, Duck Egg Café, Jalisco, Market House, Parissi, The Ritzy and The Wine Parlour.
The event is being run in conjunction with Brixton’s Business Improvement District and aims to highlight the area as a food destination and promote the diversity of Brixton’s restaurants.
Whether you know the area well or not, we certainly reckon it’s a good chance to tuck into some effectively free dishes and eat somewhere that you haven’t tried before. It also coincides neatly with the end of London Restaurant Festival, which this year had little coverage south of the river.
For more of a food fix in the area, note that London Farmers’ Markets will also be running its market on Brixton Station Road on Sunday as usual.
Visit the Brixton Flavours site for more details and to buy tickets. While it’s likely that they will also be available on the day, it can’t be guaranteed if they sell out.