The Wonderland Collective at Deptford Bites

September is almost here and now’s the perfect time to start thinking about getting your home ready for a cosy autumn!

The Wonderland Collective has come to the rescue and is popping up throughout September at Deptford Bites with a selection of delightful products.

Every Saturday, you will find a curated range of products from the likes of Nkuku, Plumb & Ashby, Katie Leamon, Maya Nije and Tessa Galloway with everything from prints, candles, greeting cards, grooming products and jewellery. 

The line-up: 

Saturday 1st September: Plum & Ashby / Love Inc / Little People Big Dreams / Nkuku /Chronicle Books 

Saturday 8th September: Plum & Ashby / Love Inc / Little People Big Dreams / Chronicle Books / Norse Lifestyle / Worry Less Design 

Saturday 15th September: Daniel Clarke Illustrations / Tessa Galloway / Susan Taylor Designs / Victoria Eggs / Old English Co. / Little People Big Dreams / Love Inc 

Saturday 22nd September: Maya Nije / Norse / Chronicle Books / Worry Less Designs / Plum & Ashby / Nkuku 

Saturday 29th September: Plum & Ashby / Love Inc / Little People Big Dreams / Nkuku /Chronicle Books / Tessa Galloway / Worry Less Design 

A handy vegan guide to Deptford

A handy vegan guide to Deptford including some of our favourites; The Fava Project, Morish JEMs, Vegan Garden London via Below the River!

belowtheriver.co.uk/2018/07/26/deptford-a-useful-vegan-guide/

Around the corner you can’t fail to miss the newly developed Deptford Market Yard by Deptford Railway station. This cobbled square has been a foodie destination since it opened but recently graduated – at least, in my mind – to foodie paradise with the addition of the Deptford Bites Saturday market.
— Below The River
 Image source - https://belowtheriver.co.uk/2018/07/26/deptford-a-useful-vegan-guide/

Image source - https://belowtheriver.co.uk/2018/07/26/deptford-a-useful-vegan-guide/

What's that? Another We Love Cheese festival?

We really spoilt you over spring with two We Love Cheese festivals! We took our beloved festival across the river to our new home in Deptford Market Yard to treat SE London to what they had been missing. 

We saw an abundance of cheese sellers, an epic line up of cheesy street food from some of London's best, a talks and tastings tent, live music, games and competitions, a free children's craft tent and this was on top of our weekly Deptford Bites line up of produce and crafts! All of that with another glorious day of sunshine. Who could complain? 

Congratulations to our We Love Cheese, Cheese Cup winners The Tapas Room whose cheese was voted the best by the hundred who flocked the yard. London Smokehouse weren't far behind, claiming second place. Enjoy your very own We Love Cheese, cheese board guys!

If you find yourself in SE London on a Saturday, come down to Deptford Bites in Deptford Market Yard and see what all the fuss is about. Here you can find fresh artisan produce, a rotation of some amazing talented makers and designers from SE London and beyond as well an incredible selection of London's finest street food.

 

Deptford Bites has landed!

The launch of our brand new market, Deptford Bites was a great success. We were overwhelmed with the positive feedback from both attendees and traders. We can't wait to see the market grow throughout the weeks.

We saw a great selection of epic street food, deliciously fresh produce and creative talented makers and designers from South East London and beyond join us in the yard and we left with bursting bellies and full shopping baskets.

A highlight of the launch was our Deptford Bites Live talks tent. Curated and hosted by the fabulous Grace Dent - critic, author and broadcaster. Experts in their field were invited down to discuss various hot topics including the new demographic and the food scene focused on Deptford; how social media is changing restaurants; Deptford ditching dairy and breaking barriers about changing the face of food. 

It was great to see the audience getting involved in the discussions and hearing from local businesses in the area. Even though Deptford Bites Live will not be a regular fixture in the market, it will return!

If you didn't make it down to the launch, not to worry, we will now be in Deptford Market Yard every Saturday 10-4.

 

Grace Dent and Kate McKenzie Present Deptford Bites Live…

Grace Dent, critic, author and broadcaster, has joined forces with food-event guru Kate McKenzie to present Deptford Bites Live on Saturday 7th April 2018. This one-day festival of eating & drinking runs from 10pm to 4pm at Deptford Market Yard.

Over the past twelve months, Deptford, SE8 has been noted as a food hotspot and a haven for cooks, makers and entrepreneurs, with a focus on places like Marcella, Deptford Esquire, Little Nan’s, Mama’s Jerk and The Full Nelson.

On Saturday April 7th a new weekly market will begin in Deptford Market Yard, which we’re celebrating with a day-long event. 

Grace Dent will curate and host a series of talks which picks apart Deptford’s new status as ‘up and coming’? Who are the faces to watch? What are the dishes and drinks to try? Why Deptford and why now? And as this new chapter for SE8 begins… who gets to tell the story? Come for food, drinks and some lively chat, including…

‘We Come in Peace – anchoring the past’ – featuring Adrian Luckie from Mama’s Jerk and Saima Arshad from Deptford Esquire, chaired by Chris Waywell – Associate Editor of Time Out.  With Deptford Market Yard now 6 minutes by train from London Bridge, a new demographic and the food scene focused on Deptford, can SE8 ever be the same again? Food names and locals chat about the ups, downs and realities of regeneration. Can everyone play nicely together? 
Free to attend.

‘Deptford Ditches Dairy?’ – As Deptford’s demographic shifts, so does the demand for vegan food. Is Deptford ready for a dairy-free, seitan-heavy, tofu-loving future? Vegan and non-vegan foodies, chefs and restauranteurs including Vegan ambassador Jay Brave gather to chat about whether Deptford is ready to go the same way as Hackney and be submerged with seitan. Or is veganism just another foodie fad? 
Free to attend with limited number of seated tickets available including food from Dirty Apron & beer from Hop Stuff Brewery

‘A new chapter. Who’s story is this anyway?’ – As Deptford starts a new chapter, who gets to tell this story? Grace Dent, Zoe Adjonyoh and Mimi Aye discuss how at the highest levels of food and restaurant influence the power is still mainly in the hands of a very narrow group of people. A lively chat by people who have broken barriers about changing the face of food.
Limited number of seated tickets available including food from Mama’s Jerk & Costa del Deptford cocktail from Little Nan’s.

Dent and McKenzie create bespoke, thoughtful hyper-relevant food events. The pair met when they curated and ran the Evening Standard’s award winnin London Food Month in June 2017.  They are united by a passion for changing the way we talk and think about the British food scene, nurturing diversity and turning the spotlight on raw talent.  The duo aim to deliver exciting, upbeat, scene-shifting events and will be appearing at festival and events across London and the UK this summer.