Surrey Street market


Croydon facelift? Please don’t botch it up.

Posted on February 24th, by Ian Lavis in Economics & Business. No Comments

Ian Lavis takes a look at the woulds, shoulds, could-have-beens and future hopes for the Croydonian urban environment

Imagine a Croydon in which you get a real buzz walking around the streets, checking out the cool buildings, dramatic skyline and inspiring public spaces.

No, I haven’t drunk too much Cronx beer. I’m just a Croydonian with big hopes for what Croydon could be if … Read More »



Café review: Buttercream Dreams

Posted on February 18th, by Tony Bishop-Weston in Culture. No Comments

Croydon has welcomed a new vegan culinary delight. Consultant chef Tony Bishop-Weston reports

3 Middle Street, Croydon, CR0 1TR

Time from East Croydon:  10 minutes / 3 minutes then   2 minutes

 

It’s been a long time coming. Ironic considering that The Vegetarian Society started in Croydon before eventually moving to Altrincham, near Manchester. There was that famous vegetarian restaurant in Croydon Buddhist Centre. There … Read More »



Surrey Street Treats: Pomelo mocktail

Posted on January 22nd, by Karen Cartwright in Culture. No Comments

For those who are trying to cut down on calories or to maintain a ‘dry January’, Karen Cartwright has a delicious alcohol-free cocktail

It’s wonderful to see such a huge range of fruit and vegetables available in Surrey Street Market throughout the year, particularly under-appreciated fruit such as the pomelo. This citrus fruit, native to south and south-east Asia, looks like a giant grapefruit but has a … Read More »



Surrey Street Treats: speedy spicy soup

Posted on January 20th, by Jess Bashford in Culture. No Comments

Christmas is over and it’s healthy January. Let’s keep eating simple and enjoyable, says Jess Bashford

Christmas is over for another year and all of us will have over-indulged a bit. So, to help everyone to keep their new year healthy eating resolutions, I’ve borrowed a healthy recipe from my mum: a speedy soup that uses Surrey Street market’s chillies. (Now the weather’s turned properly wintry, it’ll … Read More »



Four things that I learnt about Croydon by launching a start-up community

Posted on January 18th, by Will Dobbie in Politics & Society. 3 comments

Will Dobbie shares a message of hope from his experience founding Redeemer Church in Croydon

Two years ago, I’d hardly heard of Croydon and had no connection with the place or anyone in it. In September 2013, my family and I moved here, quickly fell in love with this place, and plan to stay here for keeps. All because of something that had been tugging at our … Read More »



Surrey Street treats: Christmas canapés

Posted on December 24th, by Jess Bashford in Culture. No Comments

It’s Christmas time in Surrey Street! Jess Bashford has some great ideas from Croydon’s historic street market to keep your party food fresh, local and delicious

This year I decided that I’d think up some canapés for any Christmas party, making the most of three of the market’s ingredients for three very different experiences. I’ve used potatoes for a traditional English idea, tomatoes for an Italian-inspired bite … Read More »



Surrey Street Treats: Christmas clementine cocktails

Posted on December 23rd, by Karen Cartwright in Culture. No Comments

Karen Cartwright gives a Christmas cocktail a citrus twist

I love to use traditional ingredients in a new and refreshing way. It certainly doesn’t get much more Christmassy than the smell of fresh clementines in Croydon’s 750 year old street market! Right now these popular little fruits are just £1 per bowl throughout Surrey Street.

Clementine Sour

Ingredients from the market:

2 clementines (juiced)

Ingredients from the drinks cabinet:

50ml … Read More »



Surrey Street Treats: simply persimmon cocktails

Posted on November 18th, by Karen Cartwright in Culture. No Comments

 

Karen Cartwright of Project B in Middle Street brings us cocktails of the unexpected

Right now there’s an abundance of these delicious and slightly quirky fruits available in Surrey Street for an incredible five for £1! Persimmon-based cocktails also make use of the citrus fruits found there all year round.

Persimmon Margarita

Ingredients from the market 

2 persimmons

50ml fresh lime juice

To garnish: a lime wheel

Ingredients from the kitchen 

25ml vanilla syrup

Ingredients from the … Read More »



Surrey Street Treats: Mushroom risotto

Posted on November 12th, by Jess Bashford in Culture. No Comments

Jess Bashford welcomes the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness

Even though it’s darker and colder, I’ve always liked November. So I thought I’d use one of my favourite vegetables from Surrey Street market to make my favourite meal: mushroom risotto.

Ingredients from the market

Around 500g mushrooms (or a bowl)

Ingredients from the kitchen

2 onions, 4 garlic cloves, 1tbsp parsley, 1 tsp thyme, pepper, around 400g rice, a strip … Read More »



Surrey Street treats: a passion for pomegranates

Posted on October 20th, by Karen Cartwright in Culture. No Comments

Karen Cartwright mixes up the pick of Surrey Street market’s pomegranates

The cocktail: two ways with pomegranates

Right now there’s an abundance of these delicious and slightly quirky fruits available in Surrey Street for 50p each. Pomegranate-based cocktails also make use of the citrus fruits found there all year round, as well as showcasing the market’s plentiful herbs and spices.

Pama rosemary fizz. (For anyone who’s not come across … Read More »