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What To Eat At Exeter Christmas Market

If there's one thing I love, it is a market. In any form. I love flea markets, farmers markets, and antique markets but my true passion is a Christmas market. Nothing can compete with a bustling Christmas market full of stalls of handmade goodies and food you have never heard of. The smell of caramelised nuts and the sound of Christmas songs is enough to make me feel giddy. Oh, and the churros! Those Spanish delights that you only seem to find at this time of year. Nothing makes me happier than wandering around looking at cute wooden figurines and paper light garlands whilst dipping my churros into a pot of melted chocolate.

So, naturally, I have visited Exeter Christmas Market multiple times since it opened in late November. And I am loving it. Exeter has really upped its game as a relatively new Christmas market destination. Me, Isaac, and Ava have been to the market most weekends so I want to give you a little insider's guide on which food stalls I think are the best (I would do a guide on all of the stalls but most of them rotate weekly).

Chubby Churros
What can I say? I am a loyalist - especially when it comes to anything deep-fried and covered in sugar. But these aren't your usual churros. Oh, no! These are chubby churros. They are a little more doughy and a bit more like long donuts and they are even more lush than normal churros. You can pick up a tray of them for £4 or pay an extra £1 for the melted chocolate dip (worth it). I would live off of these if I could.

German sausage
It wouldn't be a Christmas market without a good, old German sausage, would it? They sell three varieties - plain, spiced, or cut up and served in a sauce. We have tried all three and my favourite with definitely the spiced one. I smothered it in ketchup and mustard then scattered a few crispy fried onions on top. The other two options I could take or leave. Also I wasn't a huge fan of the one in sauce but Isaac loved it so it is a bit of a mixed bag.

Camper Coffee
Camper Coffee is a bit of a big thing around here so, ofc, they have a huge truck right in front of the cathedral selling all of your faves. I would recommend anything and everything by this coffee company but, for me, a hot choc always wins.

Chocolate marshmallows
These are another market classic - the chocolate covered marshmallow. I have tried a few of them in my time but I still have many to tick off of my chocolate-related bucket list. We had one covered in nuts last time we were there which was nice but I have my sights set on the mint chocolate one next. And for £1 each, it really is a slippery slope.

Gyros pitta
Ok, I haven't actually tried this yet but I did queue for 20 mins to be told that it would be a 15 minute wait last time (it was a very busy Saturday afternoon) so that kinda counts - and deffo doesn't put me off. A gyros pitta is kebab meat with sauce, salad, and chips in a pitta bread (yeah, basically just a kebab tbh) but it looks so heavenly and I need to bag one before the market packs up in a week or two.

And I have so much that I still want to try. There is gourmet macaroni cheese (um yes!?!), whoopie pies, and I haven't even started on the mulled wine yet! My list is pretty extensive and it is a hard job testing all these goodies - but someone has to do it, right?

Have you visited any Christmas markets yet?


  1. your photos are amazing and i love the look of those chubby churros, they look so yummy xx

  2. I adore Christmas markets, they are absolutely amazing!

    Danielle xx

    1. Me too! They always get me in the Christmas spirit

  3. Mmm chubby churros sounds amazing and the chocolate marshmallows too!

    1. I could happily eat them everyday for the rest of my life hehe

  4. love the photos. those churros look delicious! i really want to go to a Christmas market.

    1. Thank you! You should try to visit one - they're so much fun


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