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by Terri Facey (subscribe)
Healthy & Happy, hippy, yogi www.thathealthycrayy@tumblr.com instagram/terriwez
Published June 25th 2013
A foodies dream day out
Borough market
Borough market


Borough market is a haven of food, independant merchants and retailers that give the savvy customer something different and wonderful each time. Be it, artisan chocolate, wild organic fresh produce, speciality cheeses, cured meats, vintage wine, the freshest largest variety of fish (choose wisely which day you go on though) oysters, heavenly bread, pastries and not-your-average-cakes galore.

Shredded duck a la ronge in a hotdog bun
Shredded duck a la ronge in a hotdog bun


You could easily spend a day at Borough market with the kids, as its very family friendly; there is so much to do, look at and touch, to keep everyone happy. It's free to look around and you could treat the kids to one or two delights, as you wander around the stalls and take everything in.

Organic mushrooms herbs & olive oil
Organic mushrooms herbs & olive oil


The large organic vegetable stall would be a fun way to keep the kids entertained as they help you choose wild oddly shaped vegetables, that they might not have seen before. Plus, its no secret that kids love touching feeling and smelling everything-especially food and I can guarantee that it will be a lot easier to get these vegetables into their tummys, later on that week, knowing that they have hand-picked whats for dinner.



It's very easy to spend a small fortune on trying a little bit of everything from each stall, which is fine, if you can afford it, but it's really indulgent simply going to a wine tasting and then trying the oysters caught that morning, or chilling out at one of their cafes and nibbling some cupcakes.

Cupcakes
Cupcakes


If you're a passionate foodie and you're looking for a rare piece of meat, or something extra special for an occasion, then the butchers are here to please. They have everything from exotic zebra to lean ostrich. If you can tell your Jamon Iberica de Bellota, from your Italian Prosciutto, then look no further than Borough market. They also have your more everyday fillet of beef, lamb chops and chicken, all of which come from well reared farms. I'd recommend looking at the website to choose which day to take a visit, as not all butcher stalls are open every day.

Grass fed fillet of beef
Grass fed fillet of beef


On bank holidays and weekends it's often jam-packed, even if you get there early. You will have a wonderful food experience, no matter when you choose to go.

Wild mushrooms
Wild mushrooms


Personally, I'm a food fiend and I couldn't wait to get home to cook the fresh ingredients; wild mushrooms that I'd never knew existed before, cooked in a dish with the most tender and juicy grass fed fillet beef steak. It was perfect, and I cannot wait to take a trip to Borough market again, the only caution I advise; wear flat shoes.

Happy shopper
Happy shopper


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Why? A brilliant experience for all food lovers
When: Mon-Weds 10am-3pm Thurs 11am-5pm Fri 12pm-6pm Sat 8am-5pm
Phone: 020 7407 1002
Where: Borough Market London
Cost: From 3 upwards
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