This May, Canopy Market is collaborating with Cocoa Runners to host a one-off celebration of all things cocoa for a weekend of total sensory pleasure.
From 11-13 May, Canopy Market will host a dedicated chocolate market packed with the best craft chocolatiers, tastings, talks and demonstrations, all under West Handyside Canopy’s beautifully restored Victorian glass and steel roof.
With a focus on bean-to-bar producers, visitors will be able to sample rare, single-origin chocolates and meet the international Chocolate specialists themselves, who are bringing their wares to Canopy Market. The line-up, curated by Cocoa Runners, will include the award-winning Pump Street Bakery, who hand-make small batch chocolate in Orford, and Franceschi Chocolate from Caracas, Venezuela (one of the world’s most famous growing regions), will bring their rescued heritage Criollo and Trinitarian cacao varieties to London.
A series of chocolate tastings led by the producers themselves will give visitors the opportunity to learn about and try a range of chocolate. Matt Lindley will be speaking about craft chocolate makers in the UK and his new book, Bean to Bar Britain, while Ruth Spivvy, Founder of Wine Car Boot will be hosting a chocolate and wine pairing session.
The chocolate special will take place alongside the regular market, where street food vendors Arancini Bros, Growlers and The Big MELT will be trading as normal amongst others, as well as local design traders including Earl of East London’s hand-poured scented candles, unique handmade jewellery from Nabi London and Turkish hammam towels at Pur London.
The Market runs on Fri (12-6 pm), Sat (11-6pm) and Sun (11-6pm).