I saw a picture on Pinterest at some point when I was doing all my research for London about this food market in the Borough and the food looked amazing so, of course, off I go, and it wasn’t even planned I kind of just walked right into it, literally. I was on my way to the two bridge when I cam across the market and I was actually getting hungry, so it worked out perfectly.
This is the oldest and largest food market in London about 1000 years, according to wikipedia. It’s the only one I have been to in London so I couldn’t possibly confirm that fact but it seems like it could be a possibility. I have been seeing a lot of this concept of a food and market collective, we have several in Mexico, and I have seen them through Spain as well but this was the first time I heard of it in London. I am just glad I got to visit.
With over 70 stalls, the market consists of both produce vendors and international food vendors . I am assuming many locals would come here, not only chefs, but the people who actually invest on the quality of their food because it is on the pricier side. I can tell you that if I lived here I would be buying my produce from here. The ingredients are so fresh I am sure you could just mix some tomatoes, basil and some mozzarella the market, and the salad wouldn’t need anything extra added onto it. And not only that, you can find very exotic produce here as well, like watermelon raddish, I know I have a very very hard time trying to find them in San Diego. There’s also organic chicken, which I think is the one thing worth investing on. I personally love chicken and could have it every day but it has been proven that from the meats group, poultry is the one who carries the largest percentage of diseases especially with high-volume processing. So, just a little side note, make sure to always buy organic, free range chicken to lower your adds of infection.
You can find the following produce vendors:
And you can find the following kitchens:
It’s also fun to get to know the vendors, most likely it will be their stall and they can tell you about how they started with the business, tell you more about their products and their life in general. Very interesting and passionate people! Enjoy!
Open for lunch:
Monday and Tuesday from 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Full market open:
To read more and get detailed information follow link to Borough Market website.