Another Saturday morning, and off to check out another market in London town. This one is across the river past London Bridge.
According to all it is London’s most renowned FOOD market . “It is a haven for anybody who cares about the quality and provenance of the food they eat – chefs, restaurateurs, passionate amateur cooks and people who just happen to love eating and drinking”. So of course with this billing I had to go, even on a dreary overcast day.
So what did I find? Indeed an amazing food market.
The pictures I have included will give you a taste. Food from all over Britain and Europe. You will see a huge variety of food and drink on display…even free samples of champagne. It was really too bad I was just recovering from the flu, so I didn’t have my best taste buds with me.
I I did buy food to take away with me. One an English chicken herb pie from Pieminister..which I enjoyed the following Sunday…and truthfully probably the best pie I have ever had..i wish I had taken a picture of it and the Pieminister stall where I bought it. At the stall you can purchase it hot with a dollop of mashed potatoes and mushy peas if you wish.
Many of the stallholders apparently are often producers themselves, they grow, rear or bake the food they sell. A centre of food excellence, indeed it was an interesting market to explore, see interesting food and generally savour a unique ambiance. There are about 100 individual stalls. Apparently the Borough has been a known food market as far back as 1014 as London Bridge attracted traders selling grain, fish, vegetables and livestock. So it is London’s oldest fruit and vegetable market. Worth a visit!!!