Sustainability is more than just a sales pitch here. The last time I turned up at the market I was redirected to Auckland Zoo where the stallholders had set up shop for the day to support palm-oil-free food during Orangutan Caring Week.
Among the 25 odd stalls there's lots of organic produce and seedlings, a vegan food stall and composting bokashi buckets from Grey Lynn 2030 Waste Away. If you've got a surplus of fruit and vegetables in your garden you can bring them along and for a $3 fee, sell them at the market. Bread and Butter Bakery offers tempting pastries and breads, of which the walnut loaf has to be my favourite. Among the sweet delights on offer are the Jam Pak'd Pies apple and custard tarts and the mango lassi at Indira's Indian Food. Actually everything at this heavenly spiced stall is amazing. Try the take-home curries or the pakoras served with tamarind chutney. There's plenty of parking on the surrounding streets.