Himalayan Cheese, Ceramics & Somalian Coffee: This Sunday Market Has It All
Every Sunday, Bikaner House's lawns turn into a lovely market that brings together the best of handmade and natural produce Delhi vendors have to offer. You'll find everything from organic veggies and pies to essential oils and Afghan jewellery here.
What Makes It Awesome
The Sunday market is an initiative by Bikaner House that concluded its first season in April this year. They're now back after a short break with new participants like ILHAM - Afghan Refugee Single Mothers (traditional afghan dishes), Aghan jewellery vendors and MACQUUL- Somalian Refugee Single Mothers (Somalian coffee, shawarma etc), to name a few.
Coming to what you can find at this market - there's handmade pickles and ginger ale by Courtyard Memories, Haathi Chaap's paper products made from elephant waste, Darima Farms' Himalayan Cheese, tea from estates in Assam by Nuxalbari and handcrafted ceramics by The Clay Company, among many other things. We also recommend that you skip breakfast if you're planning to drop by the Sunday Market, because you'll find so many home chefs like Mala's Kitchen (for pies and quiches), Hema's South Indian (South Indian breakfast) and Dhani Lonka (traditional Bengali recipes) offering wholesome food made with a lot of heart.
We're told that this season, the organisers do not intend to take a break, so drop by on any Sunday between 9am to 2pm for your share of all things fresh and handmade.
What Could Be Better
Since it's an outdoor market, it can get particularly hot.
Drop by as early as possible, because vendors run out of stuff super early (the butter-y croissants vanish within minutes).
The entry is free. Bikaner House also doesn't charge vendors for putting up stalls, but they would have to pay a nominal fee for the tables and chairs they use.
When: Every Sunday, 9am to 2pm.