The first time I visited Broadway Market was something of an accident. I had been looking for a flat over the course of a few months in the summer of 2009. It had become apparent that researching the area around the potential homes was pretty much as important as the home itself.
Receiving details of a home in the London Fields area, I decided to venture to said area ahead of the flat viewing to explore my potential new neighbourhood. Happening upon the Broadway Food Market, I quietly decided that I would move to this area - come hell or high-water! (it was a good job the home turned out to be ok).
The quality of the food stalls here is really off the scale - and seem to be attracting A-list customers!
A few weeks ago I ventured to 'The Carribean Chef', without one of my favourite 'regular' stalls at the market. This wonderful stall has been the perfect way to beat the winter blues, serving up dish after dish of spicy goodness, all with that wonderful 'home cooked' quality that I believe characterises the best Jamaican style meals.
Being a comic book obsessive of the highest order, my ears pricked up when I heard the girl at the stall chatting to the customer to my left about her love of the 'X-Men' movies, in particular the most recent entry to the franchise 'X-Men: First Class. Hearing the customer say he had been reading the script for the next movie.
Turning around thinking I'd be faced by a producer or something along those lines I instead found it was Magneto himself Michael Fassbender!
The above image is not how he asks for his food, he's much more polite in person. It would seem Hackney resident Fassbender is as much a fan of 'The Carribean Chef' as yours truly, as I understand it
he has also become something of a regular to this stall.
Serving up great dishes such as Ackee & Saltfish, Curry Chicken, and my personal favourite the Jerk Chicken, the Carribean Chef will draw you back with a pull to rival Magneto himself!
Sunday, February 5, 2012
Other great meals here include some great Turkish pizzas, the great Chicken or Lamb Beyti, and grilled Halloumi. Many thanks to fellow Hackney resident Graham Holiday for tipping me off about this place.