Borough Market in London is a must for any serious foodie. Located South of the river it’s easy to lose a day amongst the stalls in this fantastic market.
Borough Market in London is a fabulous food market, certainly a must for any foodie visiting the capital. This past weekend saw us heading to London for a much anticipated foodie adventure. We planned a weekend of food, with visits to restaurants, popups and a food market. We have reviewed each of the restaurants separately, however this post is all about our trip to Borough Market.
Rising early on Saturday morning we skipped breakfast and headed to Borough Market for their 1,000th Anniversary. The floors at each entrance to the Three Crown Square were covered in wash-away paint. This allowed shoppers to move around, taking their footprints with them, thus creating an ever evolving work of art.
Morning & Breakfast:
In brief, for anyone who hasn’t visited Borough Market it’s an assault on the senses. Markets are busy and noisy, smells hit you from every corner. We spent 6 hours there, arriving by 10am and leaving around 4pm, food heaven. Having had a look through the fruit and veg stalls we realised we were hungry and that we needed breakfast! Settling on Portena, an Argentinian street food vendor selling empanadas. This selection of pastries were filled with a variety of beef, chicken, ham, cheese and caramelised onion. Noticing an ever increasing queue forming across the road at the Monmouth Coffee Company, we made that our next stop. With a queue that long, the coffee had to be good, the coffee was perfect and served at the right temperature ready to drink.
Time to explore sampling the foods on offer, every stall owner engaged and keen to promote their product. We’ve both been at food events where samples have been sadly lacking, you don’t buy what you can’t taste. Sampling much, we bought cheese and sausage at The French Comte, bread from Karaway Bakery, a variety of spices and dried chillies from Spice Mountain; and tea from Tea2you.
It was time for another coffee, a chance to rest tired legs. Clearly sticking lucky we got a seat at a table on the pavement outside a small coffee shop. Thus allowing us time to sit and soak up the atmosphere. Trains rattle overhead as we sat listening to the DJ playing some chilled music and indulged in some people watching. Such an eclectic mix of people, with a great view of The Shard to boot. We order a second cup just so we could continue to sit there.
Finally our thoughts turn to a late lunch and the stall we had our eye on all day. Indian Thali for lunch, rice and three different vegetable curries served in a box. Eaten with a spoon standing under a railway bridge, we could not be happier.
We’ve had a great day, eaten and bought some lovely produce. A great day out and two pairs of tired legs we head back to our hotel, our heads are just buzzing with ideas!
The views expressed in this post are our own. All food was bought and paid for by ourselves.