Fashioned from 88 recycled shipping containers and proudly boasting a zero plastic policy, Buck Street Market has put sustainability at the forefront of everything it does.
This approach has attracted a cluster of forward-thinking independent food, fashion and grooming operators, offering eco-conscious delights around an airy central courtyard and sunny rooftop terraces.
From thoughtful, unique gifts to (almost) guilt-free indulgences at some of the capital’s most exciting dining destinations, Buck Street is leading the way for the future of how we eat, shop and socialise from its prime location next to Camen Town tube.
In this guide, you’ll discover masses of things to taste, see and do at this highly recommended new local hangout.
With loads of 100% plant-based food operators, (including some exciting high-profile start-ups to check out) plus various must-try vegan dishes served by the other eco-conscious food traders, Buck Street Market stakes a strong claim to be the capital’s #1 destination for meat and dairy-free dining.
Scroll through some of the tempting signature dishes and recommendations we’ve selected here, to plan your next culinary adventure…
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Rows of individually designed container units line Buck Street Market’s buzzing walkways, each offering to whisk you to a far flung
Some have counters where you can pull up a stool and soak in the vibes, others are hatches, where the food takes centre, but there are always tables and
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One of Buck Street’s more unexpected discoveries is London’s first fine dining restaurant in a shipping container.
Chef Adrian Martin draws on his years working in Ireland’s top kitchens for this, his debut solo venture, with a menu focused on produce that that can be foraged, fished or grown.
In fact, some of the ingredients are picked straight from the Market’s very own terrace gardens right next door. More info.
With your hunger sated, make sure to take a stroll around Buck Street Market, which offers plenty of browsing potential and you can pick up items to indulge friends – or yourself – that come with minimal environmental impact.
Follow your nose to Pretty Street, where they hand-pour fragrant candles and soaps, alongside a wider curated range of eco gifts and homewares that will effortlessly up your décor game, big time. More personal pampering is dished out courtesy of SKNFED, where not only are their hand, body and foot moisturisers full of 100% vegan, organic good stuff like shea butter and aloe vera, but the nifty squeezy packaging is also zero waste. Sweyn Forkbeard offers Viking-inspired male grooming products, for those who like their facial hair to be as immaculate as their environmental credentials. Beard oils and facial scrubs line up alongside plastic-free brushes, combs and razors.
Make sure to check out the market stall from E&E Jewellery, who specialise in hand-made silver and pearl rings, necklaces, bracelets and earrings all of which are delicate on the eye, the planet and the wallet. They personalise items to order too. Also great for inventive gifting is La Marketa, which brings hard-to-find groceries for cooking Mexican food at home, including killer chilli sauces, authentic pulses, spices, tortillas and more.
For the proudly individual vegan in your life, Dogo craft beautiful pairs of 100% vegan shoes and bags, with intricate designs that are all real show-stoppers. Or try Koko Art, where a pair of plain white kicks are transformed to your own specification by an artist, for a completely unique customised footwear. And look out for the iconic shark-toothed Sprayground backpacks and equally loud-and-proud streetwear and accessories that can all be found at UK Playground.
For a highly inventive gift for any canine-lover, Everest Dog Chew sell handmade sustainably sourced dog toys and beds plus their signature chews, which are made by Himalayan farmers from yak cheese using traditional methods. Or visit London’s first packaging-free tea shop, Tea Top Up, and fill your own container with premium loose-leaf, or invest in a sustainable tea caddy for the future.
Janti Jewel draw on Turkish, Greek and Armenian jewellery traditions to produce striking bangles, earrings and more set with large gemstones, while Alaz Stone Works offer intricately painted tiles, with everything from Islamic patterning to celebrity portraits.
And do look out for the vegan market that pops-up in the courtyard, too. Its rotation of traders offer everything from posh (and delicious) dairy-free cheeses to organic CDB oils.
Upcycled fashion is one part of Camden’s 40-year history of market trading that has always been ecologically sound. Min’s follows this long tradition with a selection of brilliant branded clothing and salvaged pieces from the 90s, 80s and further back too.
It’s a place to come to kit yourself out in a whole new look that doesn’t cost the Earth, and the perfect way to round off your day out at Buck Street. Now, back upstairs for a rooftop cocktail and spot of dinner, perhaps…