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Ghetto Grillz

How to Make the Reuben Bagel

Think you know bagels? You know nothing, until you’ve tried the Ghetto Grillz take on the New York Reuben: a gooey, cheesy, zingy, steaming hot meat sandwich stacked with juicy layers of salt beef, cheddar, Russian dressing and sauerkraut.
Co-founder Marisa Capaldi and her brother Phil spent over a year developing their classic-with-a-twist Reuben until they got it perfect. We don’t have that long, so who better to ask for a foolproof guide to doing it DIY.
Scrap rye bread.
Bagels are better because they absorb the acidity of the cabbage, the creaminess of the sauce, the gooeyness of the cheese, crisp up nicely on the outside and hold the whole thing tight. Ghetto get theirs from Brick Lane’s Beigel Bake.
Make your cheese mild.
If you want your cheese gooey, which you do, use a mild cheddar. A New York Reuben will traditionally be made with Swiss cheese but a good mild cheddar packs a bigger flavour punch and melts like a dream.
DIY the dressing.
Shop bought is a no-no – you want to play around with the flavours and tailor it to your taste buds. Russian dressing is essentially a mix of mayonnaise and ketchup, but you can add a drop of Worcester sauce or smoked paprika for a little kick, and even put chopped gherkins, dill pickle or onion in it.
Use the best-quality salt beef.
It’s about getting a cut that falls apart and melts in your mouth. Kettyle Irish Fine Foods, a family-run meat supplier is the best in the business. The cows are grass fed and the meat is salted in a way that makes it perfect for Reuben making.
For more info about Ghetto Grillz and where to find them, click here.

Tue 24 Mar


How to Make your Own Lip Butter

Natural skincare brand, Read/the/Label know all about being kind to your face and body – the company creates cosmetics from 100% pure vegetable and plant based components (no synthetic stuff here). The stall is brimming with organic handmade soaps, body butters, moisturisers, oils and balms you’ll want to stuff your bathroom cabinet with.
You can buy Read/the/Label products online here, but alternatively, here’s how to rustle up one of Read/the/Label’s all-natural lip balms at home.

Mon 23 Mar

Supporting Camden Market's traders and Independents

Let's Cobble Together....

In this current climate, we are standing by our traders and independents who have decided to stay open during this time.  Their businesses are really important and we would encourage you, if you feel well enough to do so, to support them in their time of need.
Support can come in many forms and doesn’t have to mean entering the Market itself. Many of our traders operate via Deliveroo, Just Eat and UberEats whilst many of our retail traders are selling via their website. Even commenting, reviewing or engaging with our brands on social media can help them to feel the love at a time that feels very hard on many small businesses.
Help us to share the love for all of those that make Camden Market truly unique.
Please keep an eye on our social media channels, as we will be sharing ways that you can support our traders everyday. 

Thu 19 Mar

Cereal Killer Cafe Recipes

How to Make Unicorn Poop

Cereal Killer delivers cereal nostalgia by the bowlful. The brains behind the venture, Alan and Gary, have breakfast eating down to a fine art – and they know how to have fun with it. The truth is, there’s more than one way to eat a bowl of Ricicles… cue the multi-coloured unicorn droppings of your Instagram dreams.
For the full Cereal Killer experience, pull up a kitchen chair in the Camden Market cafe, decked with playful 80s and 90s memorabilia. Or if you want to take a DIY approach to cereal celebration, follow the recipe below and prepare to suspend all poop-related disgust.
1 bowl of Ricicles
1 portion of marshmallows
1 portion of Party Rings
1 teaspoon of marshmellow fluff
A pinch of 100s n 1000s
Whole milk
Fill a bowl full of Ricicles. Add the marshmallows (Cereal Killer use mini white ones – the fluffier, the better) and scatter them around the bowl with a gap left in the middle. Break up the Party Rings and place them icing side up in the bowl.
Scoop the fluff into the centre in a poop formation (you can get The Delicious American Marshmellow Spread from most major supermarkets) and top with a generous sprinkle of 100s and 1000s.
Add a dash of ice cold milk to taste – full fat is always best but you can use any kind you want.
For more info about the Cereal Killer Cafe and where to find them, click here.

Thu 27 Feb

Shrove Tuesday

Stack em up

Thick, crepe’d or miniature, however, you take your pancakes, Camden Market has a wide variety – let us show you around with the topping way up high….

Fri 21 Feb


The Ultimate Camden Market Itinerary

First time Camden Market visitor? We’ve done the legwork for you, with this day-to-night to-do list…

Mon 17 Feb


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