This colorful, lively area should not be missed. You’ll hear Caribbean, Portuguese, Italian, and many other languages and dialects as merchants spread out their wares. Think: squid and crabs in pails; local breads; cheese from around the world; apples, pears, peppers, ginger, and spices; West Indies mangoes; and salted fish from Portuguese dories. There’s also lace, fabrics, and other colorful remnants. The Kensington Brewing Co. recently opened in the market, selling fresh crafted brews on tap and by the bottle.
Kensington Avenue itself is a treasure trove of vintage clothing stores. You’ll see a lot of junk here, but amazing finds can be had at shops such as Courage My Love. Many of the shops display their wares outdoors in decent weather, adding to the color and charm of the area.