Review of Borough Market, London

Love food? Love markets? In London? yes to all then head to Borough Market.

http://www.boroughmarket.org.uk/

On a scoring Saturday I braved the Olympic crowds and headed down to London Bridge. The market was packed! queues of hungry tourists and foodies waiting patiently for their gourmet sausages.

As I headed into the sheltered part of the market I was totally overwhelmed by the amount of stalls, cuisines, foods, products and produce on offer.

Bread Ahead Bakery caught my eye immediately, piles of breads stacked high, pastries, tarts and sweet treats dominated their table.

www.breadahead.co.uk

https://twitter.com/BreadAhead

I couldnt’ find the name of this guy’s stall but how good do these macaroons and custard tart’s look?!

Comptoir Gourmand bought a touch of elegance to the humble chocolate chip cookie.

http://www.comptoirgourmand.co.uk/

Cranberry seem to be in every large tube station, shopping  centre and now market.

English Preserves’ sweetly packaged jams were lovely, the pear and vanilla butter was especially tasty. Best of all made in London.

Walking around and seeing the different varieties of fruit and vegetables was getting me all excited. Mountains of mushrooms and garlic was amazing.

Biggest artichokes I’ve ever seen.

The Tomato Stall – Nuff said

http://www.thetomatostall.co.uk/

Time for lunch! With such an aray off street food we went for a simple pizza from Altamarea.

Topped with artichokes, mozzerella and leeks on a thick dough base – a little taste of Italy. Their Italian sausage pizza hit the spot too!

Onto the out skirts of the market and I stumbled this little beauty, Konditour and Cook. This little gem of a bakery serves up cakes, tarts and saviouries, so beautiful you don’t want to eat them!.

Pink clouds

Peach tart – food porn!

http://www.konditorandcook.com

https://twitter.com/KC_CakeHQ

Onto the International food hall – Brindisa

The colourful Shelves are stacked full of olive oils, cured meats and many other spanish produce.

The Fresh Olive Company displayed tasty tapas treats including varitites of olives, sundried tomatoes and other antipasti delights

http://www.fresholive.com/home/

Fresh fish and seafood is an eye opener, if you haven’t tried to cook shellfish you will want to after you see Shellseeks Fish and Game stall.

I held out from buying any cakes or treats so I could try out Greedy Goat, icecream made from goat’s milk. This cute cart has some delcious flavours including mango, chocolate, coconut and Lemon cheesecake.

I tried a double scoop, one of pecan and maple and the second scoop of pistaschio and it didn’t disppoint. Sis went for the apple pie icecream. Creamy, thick, soft and full of flavour definitely ended my day at Borough on a high!

http://greedygoat.co.uk

@thegreedygoat

I absolutely loved my day at Borough Market, grabbing every free sample and taster I could find. Fresh, delicious and creative stalls were inspiring.

http://www.boroughmarket.org.uk/

https://twitter.com/boroughmarket