After two weekends of food festival fun, the Saucy Sow have said goodbye New Gala Market. But what an incredible two weeks it has been!
The New Gala Market is a brand new outdoor market in Tooting, South London. The market celebrates all things street food, showcasing all kinds of cuisine and flavours. From South African Bunny Chow to Sicilian Gelato (and of course delicious Hog Roasts!) there’s something for everyone.
New Gala market made its debut on Saturday 1st July as the first of its kind in Tooting. In addition to its sensational street food, the market also boasted arts, crafts and home decor stalls, as well as a stocked bar. With tasty food and a great atmosphere, we couldn’t wait to set up shop!
Saturday 22nd July – Sunday 23rd July
The first weekend was a bit of a washout, but that didn’t stop the Saucy Sow team from having a great time. We were serving oak-smoked paprika pulled pork in a crispy taco, complimented by our mild to wild sauces and salsa. Of course, we couldn’t forget our vegetarian friends! Our oak-smoked quorn chicken taco was a favourite with the meat-free crowd.
Saturday 29th July – Sunday 30th July
Thankfully, the following weekend saw the return of the sun in Tooting. And a good thing too, as the Saucy Sow team had a long weekend ahead! We arrived early on the Saturday to set up in time for 12pm. After the lunchtime rush, we began preparation for the evening. The New Gala Market was to have a late night opening and we didn’t want to let down our loyal customers!
After the rush of Saturday, the Saucy Sow still had brunch on Sunday to look forward to. A chef’s work is never done… Good job we love what we do! Our oak-smoked pulled pork tacos were going down a storm and the atmosphere of the festival was buzzing. The event was a huge success.
Once the weekend was over, it was with sadness in our hearts that the Saucy Sow team packed up our stall. Our time at the New Gala Market had been brilliant and we loved every moment, be it rain and shine! We would definitely recommend the market to anyone with a passion for food, or who just wants to try new, exciting cuisines and flavours. We hope to return with more of our delicious hog roasts and barbecue dishes very soon!