Market (and nearby) Monday

Got my avocados this week! I saw avocado feature in so many other people’s MoFo blogs I really started wanting some. Think I can risk £1, especially as the bowl I got had 5, not 4 avocado pears in it. I’m going to make some bread later, as the first way I ever had avocado (smooshed up on wholemeal bread with salt, pepper and vinegar) is still my favourite way to eat them. 



Nothing else really caught my eye, apart from a bag of pickling onions I dithered over before deciding against, so I’m going to fill out this post with some eulogising about one of my favourite places near the market, Just fair trade shop.


This is a couple of minutes walk away from Leicester Market, on Silver Street, and is nearly always the first place I go to when I’m looking for cards or gifts. Although veganism is strictly only about avoiding harm to animals as far as possible, I believe most vegans are pretty socially conscious in general and try to include humans in their not-harming endeavours. I’m obviously not the only one, as there’s clearly a market for cross-sectional do-gooding if the array of vegan-friendly goodies on offer here is anything to go by. For example, they have intentionally vegan chocolate as well as stuff that’s ingredient-suitable although it has “may contain traces…” style warnings (I’m looking at you, Divine chocolate!)




Particularly pleased to see the cinder toffee, as I’ve not seen this before, and I do miss crunchie bars very occasionally (although really, after 16 years I only have the haziest memory of what they actually tasted like).

They also have quite a good selection of other grocery items like olive oil, spice mixes, couscous, drinks, a few beans, and some tasty-looking (albeit pricey) spreads, and a choice of several teas and coffees. I don’t believe I’ve ever seen a ‘suitable for vegans’ label on tea before!



So yes, well worth a visit if you happen to be in the neighbourhood.


5 Comments on “Market (and nearby) Monday”

  1. veganchai says:

    whoa, that’s a pretty great deal on avocados, isn’t it? i’d be buying all of the bowls, making a giant vat of guacamole, and sitting in it.


    • dropscone says:

      Haha! Yes, I was quite pleased, although I’m always cautious with avocados until they’re actually cut open, sometimes the bargain ones turn out to be a bit bruised inside. Usually you can salvage bits, but occasionally the whole lot have to go to compost. It’s like fruit-based Russian roulette! Fortunately I’ve just cut open the first one and it was perfectly ripe and sound. If I get through this lot quickly I’ll go back and see if they have them again later in the week.


  2. shaheen says:

    Thanks for you comment on my blog, that led me to your lovely blog space. I’ve never been to Leicester, its a place I’d liek to visit some day. I haven’t had avocados in a while, I like to make guacomole with it


  3. gaietygirl says:

    I’m so jealous of your cheap avocado source! That fairtrade shop looks good too, though it’s probably for the best that I don’t know of anywhere selling chocolate dipped mango 🙂


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