The English market has a variety of stalls each selling unique Cork products. Not only is the market famous for its food, it is also famous for its recent visit by Queen Elizabeth II in May 2011.
"... a civic space, a meeting place, a thoroughfare, and a bustling social hub of the city. With its variety of products, the pride of place accorded to small traders, the personalised service, the growing emphasis on organic products and reliance on small-scale producers, it is forever popular. A mix of traditional Cork fare and exciting new foods from afar, along with longstanding family-run stalls and newcomers from outside, all contribute to its unique appeal, which is celebrated widely, especially by visitors to the city... "
O’Drisceoil & O’Drisceoil, "Serving a City", published by Collins Press