If I were to write up a list of my favourite London hangouts and attractions, I think Borough Market would sit at the very top. I often refer to it as a foodie’s sanctuary, not least because the very mention of a food market is enough to make any foodie’s heart flutter, but also because it is renowned for being the finest food market in Britain, and in the world by many. Sat within the borough of Southwark, this market dates back to the 11th century and so aside from the appeal of its astounding heritage, it’s so well-loved because of the exceptional produce on offer.
It can, however, be both a blessing and a curse perusing the stalls within Borough Market on an empty stomach; you’ll have a seriously hard time deciding on just one stall! I love that this market offers the best of traditional British produce alongside delicacies and regional dishes from around the world; you can go from eating Ethiopian street food and British goat’s milk ice cream, to Artisan baked goods and pastries and cheese from specialist French cheesemongers!
And as no food market is complete without a fishmongers, the Furness Fish & Game stall is an absolute must for seafood lovers. Their produce is locally sourced from Morcambe Bay, arrives fresh at Borough every morning, and is slow food approved; which is a worldwide movement that supports a low impact approach to food production, with an emphasis on localised traditions and customs.
If you’re looking for an easy to eat, on the go snack, you have to try the olive and cheese bread sticks from the Bread Ahead Bakery!
I would also highly recommend the fresh juices from Turnips, and the moo pie from Pieminister with red wine jus and mash!
If you haven’t yet visited Borough Market and have a serious love for food and a passion for trying specialties from cuisines all over the world, you have to visit this wonderful market! Jess x