Home cooks and foodies rejoice with the various fresh food markets in London. Amongst them Borough Market is one of the most famous and popular with tourists.
Borough Market is a wholesale and retail food market in Southwark, London, England. It is one of the largest and oldest food markets in London, with a market on the site dating back to at least the 12th century (source:wikipedia)
The outer stalls facing outside are mostly fresh foods and fruits like huge and juicy strawberries at very affordable prices.
There are also many stores selling products made by the local farmers like truffle oil, creams and spreads. There are also fresh jams and marmalade which are quite different from the factory made ones.
Here are some of my buys from my the local farmers and the sample we tasted was really delicious
Our first stop was the seafood stall for fresh seafood
The oysters were about £1 each and were very fresh,huge and juicy.
The next seafood stall sells other cooked seafood like this seafood paella
The mussels in cream sauce was creamy and each mussels were huge and fresh. There is a nice tinge of garlic and fresh parsley in the cream sauce which went very well with the toasted bread. You can order the mussels with bread at £7 or mussels with fries at £8.90.
The calamari was lightly battered and fried to a nice crisp. Each plate costs £6 each with a mayonnaise dipping sauce. The calamari was crunchy and not over cooked
We definitely had to try this stall claiming to win the best fish and chip awards in London.
The fish and chips was extremely scrumptious with a very light but crispy batter and the meat very fresh and springy and so succulent that you can taste the natural sweetness of the fish. I would say it’s the best fish and chip I had in London
After filling our tummies, we walked around and see fruit juice stalls built in a potato merchant warehouse
As well as an entire pig roasted on open fire. There was also an area where local home bakery sold their cakes, breads and tarts.
There were so many other stalls selling really delicious food and it was a pity we visited quite late so some of the stalls were already closed.
Address: 8 Southwark St, London SE1 1TL, UK
Opening hours: 10 am to 5 pm
Nearest station: Borough Station
There is a really legit coffee house that sells very good coffee.
The coffee powder is freshly grounded from a variety of beans
The macchiato I had was very fragrant and with little acidity.