Having spent over a year running a stall in a farmers market, we just couldn’t resist a visit to the iconic Borough Market. Located a short walk from London Bridge it’s easily one of London’s best food markets. There’s a huge variety of fruit, vegetables, cakes, breads, cheeses, meats and everything in-between. Borough itself has long been synonymous with food markets, so the market is steeped in history.
We managed to make our way over jut after noon and was shocked at the crowds. The place was absolutely black with people, which in my opinion really ruined the whole experience. I normally take a fairly relaxed approach when it comes to visiting markets, however this simply wasn’t possible here. Stopping to try a sample, or take a photo resulted in a herd of people quickly helping us on our way.
We got lucky and discovered The Veggie Table, who were serving two very different burgers. Sweet potato & chickpea or halloumi cheese with carrots. We both opted for the sweet potato, with a slaw like salad and a mild salsa. It was easily the nicest veggie burger I’ve ever had, and at £5 a pop I did regret not trying to talk them into selling me a few raw ones to take back for dinner.
After 20 minutes of walking laps around the market we eventually found Neal’s Yard Dairy. At first I was somewhat underwhelmed, the first section of the store has a very empty appearance. That is of course until you turn the corner and join the queue to enter the emporium of cheese. Being fairly tired from hours of walking around the city, we let the guy behind the counter do most of the work. After several different samples, we eventually decided on 5 different types along with a wildcard which was recommended to us. In total the cheese alone came to around £13, which was pretty good value for what we got.
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