Surrey Street market


Surrey Street Treats: cinnamon and apple crumble

Posted on October 3rd, by Jess Bashford in Culture. 1 Comment

Jess Bashford welcomes the season of mellow fruitfulness with a delicious recipe using apples from Surrey Street market

I think that we can now safely say that summer’s over, so I’ve come up with a little twist on one of the most warming puddings that I could think of: apple crumble.

This recipe uses Surrey Street’s apples with cinnamon and walnuts to make it a bit … Read More »



Surrey Street treats: cucumber and mint martini

Posted on September 29th, by Karen Cartwright in Culture. No Comments

Surrey Street market’s fresh cucumber and mint make for a deliciously different martini, says Karen Cartwright

Humble cucumber is the quintessentially English ingredient. Available all year round for next to nothing in Surrey Street, Croydon’s historic open air fruit and vegetable market, it makes a delightfully refreshing cocktail when combined with mint.

The cocktail: Cucumber and mint martini

Ingredients from the market:

2 inches of fresh cucumber

7 fresh mint … Read More »



Surrey Street treats: breakfast berry bircher

Posted on September 6th, by Jess Bashford in Culture. No Comments

Autumnal mists and cooler days bring ripening berries… and here’s Jess Bashford with a delicious way to eat them

Now I don’t always manage to eat all the fruit and veg that I should every day. So, to help myself out, I’ve started making sure that I get a portion in with my breakfast.

Maximillian Bircher-Benner was a Swiss doctor whose most famous invention … Read More »



Summer reading: ‘Terrible Lie’, the world’s first Cronx noir thriller, by Gareth Endean

Posted on August 22nd, by Paul M Ford in Culture. No Comments

Describing anything as ‘noir’ invites harsh comparison, says self-confessed Croydon nerd Paul M. Ford in the next of the Citizen’s series of summer reading reviews

‘Film noir’, a retro-actively applied label, covers a range of films released during the 1940s and ’50s, brooding in tone and with heavily shadowed visuals. Classically, but not exclusively, ‘noir’ features hard-boiled private detectives, cynical and world-weary, who encounter mysterious and alluring … Read More »



Croydon’s first PrideFest to be held on Sunday 28th August

Posted on August 9th, by CronxWire in CronxWire. 1 Comment

Croydon’s inaugural PrideFest will be held in Surrey Street on Sunday 28th August, following a parade down North End led by the borough’s first openly gay mayor, Wayne Trakas-Lawlor.

Release begins: A new festival is taking place this Bank Holiday Sunday 28th August with live music, food, and drink in celebration of Croydon and its LGBT+ community!

Croydon PrideFestwill kick off at 1:30pm with a Pride parade down from North End … Read More »



Croydon minster revives the ancient tradition of blessing the beer

Posted on July 25th, by Lee Taylor in Culture. 1 Comment

God is the giver of all good things… and that includes beer, says Croydon minster’s Associate Vicar, Lee Taylor

On Thursday 4th August at 7:00pm I will be reviving an ancient tradition in the heart of Croydon Old Town. I will be blessing the beer at our local pub in the parish of Croydon minster.

It is quite a quirky and fun thing to be doing. But it’s … Read More »



Five of the best… places in Croydon to bag a bargain

Posted on June 29th, by Bernadette Fallon in Culture. No Comments

More dash than cash? Croydon’s the place to go shopping, says Bernadette Fallon

In Surrey Street market

It’s the oldest open air fruit and veg market in the UK and a great place to do your entire weekly fruit and vegetable shop for under a tenner. Stalls are bursting with bowls of produce for a pound – stagger home under the weight of it, because there’s … Read More »



Surrey Street Treats: griddled courgettes

Posted on June 28th, by Jess Bashford in Culture. No Comments

Summer’s a bit hit and miss so far. Staying optimistic, Jess Bashford welcomes the chance for light outdoorsy eating

We’ve seen a few glimpses of summer, so fingers crossed for more. Let’s make the most of Surrey Street market’s fresh veg for salads and barbecues with a recipe to spruce up courgettes into the star of a salad, a veggie barbecue main or a new … Read More »



Surrey Street Treats: raspberry cream for puddings

Posted on April 11th, by Jess Bashford in Culture. No Comments

It’s a dream theme of fruit cream, says Jess Bashford

This month I’m whipping up another sweet treat. I’m using raspberries from Croydon’s historic Surrey Street’s to create a cream to go with lots of puddings. The sharpness of the raspberries means that it can help balance ones that are a little on the sickly sweet side.

The recipe: … Read More »



Surrey Street Treats: The Pink Paloma

Posted on March 15th, by Karen Cartwright in Culture. No Comments

Karen Cartwright gives a traditional Mexican cocktail a pink twist

The addition of pink grapefruit makes this the perfect tequila cocktail for those that prefer something sweeter than the traditional margarita. Pink grapefruits are in abundance in Surrey Street Market right now.

Pink Paloma

Ingredients from the market:

1 pink grapefruit

1 lime

Ingredients from the drinks cabinet:

50ml tequila reposado or blanco (I used Patron)

Grapefruit soda (such as Ting, available in many … Read More »