MUST DO: The Stones Throw Market’s 2nd birthday bash

The bi-monthly Saturday afternoon event is back tomorrow for a bit of a celebration

Rummage alert. Photo: STM
Top Leytonstoner Taco Dave is pretty well known in the area for serving up his on-trend take on Mexican food. He currently has a residency at E20’s Tina, We Salute You in the Olympic village, where he runs the Condesa Nights supper club. And he’s just been snapped up by the mighty London-wide KERB streetfood collective (y’know, of King’s Cross and Camden Lock fame).

And he’s the lucky bloke providing the al fresco scran at the Stones Throw birthday bash outside St John’s this weekend.

“Being outside (as well as having indoor stalls) creates a great atmosphere as you also get to explore the church and its grounds whilst grabbing a bite to eat or treating yourself to something retro or handmade,” says organiser Lucy Bull. “Liz Bakes will also sell her homemade cakes, and we may even throw a little bit of local music into the mix too.”

Taco Dave is Leytonstone’s streetfood star. Photo: TD
But it’s not just about attending tomorrow: there’ll be new stalls with each market this year. “You can expect feature carved green wood stools made to order by Chris Tosic, abstract jewellery and cards designed by his partner Leonie, plus animals prints by Leyton based illustrator Tiff Howick,” says Lucy.


Beardies by Stacy. Photo: STM
Meanwhile local photographer Jeff Moore will be flogging prints of Alexander McQueen’s Carousel catwalk show, there are these ace bearded dollies by an artist called Stacey – and many regulars apparently come back for Ian Nichols’ honey from hives in his Leytonstone back garden.

See where the name comes from now?

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Stones Throw Market will now be held at St Johns Churchyard E11, every two months with a new time of 11-4pm. March 4th, May 6th, July 1st
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