December 2, 2015

elisavet’s borough market tips!


Borough Market, one of the oldest markets in London, can be a paradise for every foodie. It is located near the London Bridge and here you can find everything from oysters and top grade English cheeses to white truffle honey. If you are planning visiting on a Saturday, when the market is filled with traders, it’s better to get an early start from 8am-11am. Τake your time and have a chat with them about their products while you are looking for treasures around.”

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“Your first stop should be for a morning coffee! Monmouth Coffee Shop on the corner of Park Street is highly recommended for all those coffee lovers out there. Don’t be intimidated by the queue you might come across (specially on Saturdays), it moves really fast and while you are waiting you can  have some coffee samples to try. When you start wandering around take your time. This is part of the fun while you can check out prices and quality before buying anything. Sample some cheeses from world famous Neal’s Yard Dairy and some aged beef from the Ginger Pig.”

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Now as far as snacks here’s a small list with suggetions for you to choose from:
1. Hobbs Meat Roast with their roasted meat baguettes.
2. Nanna Fanny’s salt beef bagels, sandwiches and falafel wraps.

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3. Tapas Brindisa’s chorizo roll with peppers and rocket (they have a very nice spanish grocery store to check out as well).
4. Bake Ahead and their cheese, olive sticks and doughnuts.
5. La Marche du Quartier and their duck confit sandwich.

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6. Pasteis de Nata and their Portuguese egg tarts (make sure to eat them while they are still hot and custardy).
7. Backhaus Bakery for some of the best handmade German cakes you can find.

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“Everytime I visit Borough Market I find myself overwhelmed with all those beautiful ingredients and treats to choose from. I also realised that chatting with the traders can be quite helpful. They can guide you on which thing is better for you, depending on your taste, and also provide you with tons of information about their products which can be pretty useful.”

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“Try to remember that if you like to take any pictures of the products, always ask for permission. If you are a pet owner, you can’t unfortunately take it with you because dogs are not allowed in the market, although we spotted one wearing a Christmas garland.
Whenever you visiting Borough Market make sure to have fun, try different things and enjoy as much as you can.”

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Borough Market, 8 Southwark Street, London, SE1 1TL, Open for lunch: Mon, Tue 10am-5pm; Full Market: Wed, Thur 10am-5pm; Fri 10am-6pm; Sat 8am-5pm

words and tips by Elisavet Deleha, check out her Salad in a Jar, recipe too!

(all photos by Gertrude Gary Milk, post created especailly for

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