New Spitalfields market is Europe’s leading wholesale horticultural market. Located in the east end, close to the back of the new London Olympics site, the market houses 115 trading units for wholesalers dealing in fruit, vegetables and flowers. Market starts at midnight, every day, and begins shutting shop around 9am.

I’ve been asked to feed a few people, on a small budget. I’ve heard that the end of market day can be goldmine for free food. I set out, skipping for bruised veg.

Lunchtime at Caravan Serai, Canning Town

A Curious Meal for Xenia Moseley