The St Helier Market= Central Market- is not just a market to buy fresh local produce. It’s also well worth visiting for a wide variety of places to stop for a coffee and some great eating options.
Here are our top 5 ‘foodie’ reasons to visit the Market.
Owner Francisco- Paco- is from Valencia. So the paella is top notch and other Spanish dishes such as roquetas de pollo- chicken croquettes- and bocadillo de calamares- fried calamari rolls are always good. They also have a food truck on the harbour near the old La Folie Inn.
Our first call for fruit and veg in the market. Bill, AKA @thegrumpygreengrocer, and his staff are helpful, knowledgeable and the produce is high quality. Of course local produce features extensively including Jersey Royals, strawberries in summer and broccoli. However, for adventurous cooks there is always something interesting from further afield Bhindi, Baby Aubergines, Alphonse Mangoes and Turban ‘Turks’ Squash are some of the produce available in season.
Casual dining restaurant right in front of the fountain, with focus on local organic produce with gluten, dairy free and imaginative vegan options like baked aubergine, sweet potato and tahini yogurt. Hearty breakfast dishes will set you up for the day, our favourite is the kippers with poached egg and spinach.
LIDSTER’S TRADITIONAL FAMILY BUTCHERS
Are you staying in self catering accommodation in Jersey? Do you fancy a great steak? Because locals in the know have been buying top quality fillet steak, sirloin, rib-eye and rump here for many years. Another delicious choice are their homemade sausages, ideal for a beach BBQ.
Serving artisan bread and pastries since 1961 in Jersey. The traditional Jersey Cabbage Loaf is a local favourite. They have over 20 varieties of French Stick and the doughnuts are the best on the island.
These are just a few of our food favourites in St Helier Market. There are bookshops, florists and much more we’ve omitted. One of the best parts of visiting a local market is exploring it yourself. And, for local seafood fans the fish market is just down the road in Bresford Street.