Tamara had a job for this Sunday... #29. Shop at the New Open Market.
The open market started up in the late 1800's but has been in it's current location just up the street from us since 1926, and was originally there to supply cheap fruit and veg to the lower income earners in Brighton, and hey! That's us!
Like any market there were the usual nicknack stalls displaying local creations from felted brooches to dessert soaps. The chocolate cake soap actually looked good enough to eat! As well as having different stalls filling up the centre of the market, there are also fixed shops around the outside including clothes stores, cafes, meat suppliers, and a tea and honey shop where Tamara took one for the team and tried the majority of honeys from around the tasting table. After having a good wander around, Tamara picked up a delicious mixture of fruit and veg. To be honest, she went a little crazy as all the bowls were only £1 each, even for six avocados! Once stocked up with enough to feed a large family for a week, (and to be fair, with the way we are eating it'll probably only last a couple of days) Tamara parked herself at The Flying Saucer cafe for tea, trying their orange biscuit rooibos which even came with a tea timer to guarantee the perfect brew.
The market isn't just for cheap and interesting buys though. As Tamara experienced on her previous visits to the markets, the local swing school - Brighton Lindyhoppers, put on a free beginners class on the first Saturday of each month at 11am. It's a free event and tons of fun! This is just one of many events they put on at the market so check out their website and see what is on.
Although the market has a nice variety of shops and produce, we're not sure it's a must-see of Brighton... but if youre staying here for a while, it's definitely a good place to buy your groceries or chill out in a cafe!