Sunday, March 22, 2009

London Adventures - Borough Market

We're back from our London vacation, a little jet lagged but safe & sound. It was such a wonderful trip. I feel like everything on this trip just went our way, warm sunny weather, upgraded seats on flights, an upgraded hotel room & great people. We ate a lot of really good food but the markets & food halls really made us wish we had a kitchen to go back to & use all the amazing ingredients we saw.
Cheese Vender at Borough Market Olives at Borough Market
Our first day in London was a Friday & we spent the afternoon at Borough Market. Borough Market is London's oldest food market.
Collected By Pigs Fresh Seafood at Borough Market
It was established on the south bank of the Thames when the Romans built the first London Bridge. It has occupied its present site for 250 years.
Sausage Vender at Borough Market Borough Market
Today it continues as the largest market in London with an amazing array of fresh produce, cheese, meats & baked goods. As well as buying things to take home, you can eat your way through the markets various take away stands.
Ready To Be Toasted Enjoying a Toasted Cheese  (this was the best toasted cheese!)
While there we also stopped in at Neal's Yard Dairy, a cheese lover's paradise.
Neal's Yard Dairy Neal's Yard Dairy
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Stacey Snacks said...

What a great market, and that toasted cheese looks amazing!

I love Neal's Yard cheeses. They have a great farmhouse cheddar that is soooo good, Whole Foods carries their cheeses.

PG said...

It's so true - lovely to visit markets in other cities, but difficult at the same time when you can't do any substantial cooking with it.

Looks like a lovely experience. You should check out FXcuisine. He just did a post on Neal's Yard.

Dewi said...

Would love to visit that cheese shop!

Alicia Foodycat said...

Oh wow - I have never seen the toasted cheese stall at Borough!

Kristin said...

Hope you two had a great time!

Lori said...

Wow Kat, I have just look through your flickr pics. I am living vicariously through you! I loved it. The pic of the Polish Mexican Bistro totally cracked me up! Thank you for sharing!

Maris said...

I want to go to that market! It looks adorable and I bet they had so much good stuff.

Anonymous said...

Loos like a great trip! The markets look so fun- I didn't have chance to visit them when I was in London.

grace said...

as much as i enjoy american markets, i know i'd enjoy a london market more. why, you ask? because the vendors have accents. :)

Sam said...

I love markets, they're so much fun to shop at. Sounds like you had a great time!

London hotels said...

Hey all. first of all thanks for the information. i was at the food market last may. i booked a hotel via last minute travel. it was really nice you should go there. trust me.check it out

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