At last, the street food market in Exeter has opened from Friday- Sunday every week. The Market surrounds the small 10th century church of St Pancras, in the middle of the Guildhall Shopping Centre.
The church is tiny, only 46 feet long and 16 feet wide, and dates from 1191 with origins that go as far back as the Romans. It would once have stood “without a church yard, tightly surrounded by stables, shops and houses in what was then described as Exeter’s British Quarter” so one hopes that the surrounding bustle of foodie commerce might bring this fascinating relic, now marooned between Mothercare and Claire’s Accessories, some more notice. Pop in before you buy your lunch.
It’s early days for this market and the large spaces between stands means you can miss stalls that are hidden around corners but start going there and more will come. Try Mexican Gus’s ‘Taco Bowls’ filled with beef, chicken or fish and topped with lime, coriander, lettuce, feta, sour cream and tomato salsa for £4.97. or a plate of paella
Maybe, sample some pearl barley sushi
I can recommend this guy below who makes yummy scallops and chorizo on rocket, to order, for a fiver
So next time you are in Exeter on a Friday or at the weekend, go down and support these guys. We want them to stay and we want more of them.