ENOUGH DELIGHTS FOR ANY FOODIE.
When I first moved to London I lived next to Borough Market and since then I’ve always had a soft spot for this place. I loved nothing more than getting up late on a Saturday morning and strolling down to the best food market in London.
Borough Market is said to be one of the oldest trading spots in the capital, with some claiming the market has been around in some guise for nearly a 1,000 years. Currently, there are over 100 stalls selling some of the best produce in London including fish, meats, vegetables, bread, ciders, cheeses, coffees, cakes and patisseries – enough delights for any foodie!
Everyone has their own tastes when it comes to food markets, and for me the place I go to on every visit to the market is Brindisa. This shop has been selling authentic Spanish ingredients for over a quarter of a century and has a great range of quality products. They also have a stall which sells the famous Brindisa Chorizo Roll. I must have eaten several of these over the years and it is a must try if you are in the vicinity.
Other notable mentions in the market would be Bread Ahead. As you might expect they sell a phenomenal variety of excellent bread. Also, if you have a sweet tooth take a look at their selection of cakes, pastries and noteworthy doughnuts. Once you have completed your first wander around the market you may be looking for a place to grab a coffee, if this is the case then look no further than Monmouth Coffee Company. This place offers high-quality coffees at reasonable prices and there are quite a few sweet treats available to enhance your coffee break.
“A SURPRISINGLY HIGH AMOUNT OF FREE SAMPLES AT THIS MARKET”
The market is open for lunch on Monday & Tuesday 10am–5pm. The full market is open Wednesday & Thursday 10am-5pm, Friday 10am-6pm and Saturday 8am-5pm. As with most markets the earlier you go the less crowded this place tends to be. Also, if you go late in the day you have more chance of snagging yourself a few bargain deals from some of the stalls.
One tip is to always come here on an empty stomach. Firstly, you will no doubt see some dish or snack that you will want to devour. Secondly, there is actually a surprisingly high amount of free samples at this market and most are worth a try.
Borough Market has a great mix of British and local produce, as well as the best flavours from around the world. In this place you will be sure to find something that tickles your taste-buds and will have you coming back for more.
8 Southwark St, London, SE1 1TL
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Article By: Gurpreet Singh