Borough Market is one of those places I could just lose myself in. The ingredients you can buy.. oh it makes me weak at the knees. The varieties of cheese & bread, the colourful fruits & vegetables (including purple cauliflower!), the smells, the mushrooms, the oils, the whole damn thing appeals to me. Such a sucker. Not to mention the Borough Kitchen shop. I just had to buy a wooden serving board. I had to.
You can’t really go wrong with this market, honestly. If you’re buying fresh ingredients to cook at home, picking something up from one of the stalls, or popping into one of the permanent establishments you know you are in for a treat. The pubs and bars are also not to be missed, so make sure to pop by the Wheatsheaf or the Market Porter for a drink or two.
I love the amazing range of things you can get. You can pop into one stall and get some infused olive oil, go to another for a wheatgrass shot, down it with an oyster, and top it all off with some white sangria!
I tried my first wheatgrass shot ever! I thought I was being brave and just had the plain ol’ shot. With nothing added. No fruit, nada. Eurgh, it tasted disgusting. Matt on the other hand was a clever little bee and had a smoothie-type drink.
His was delicious, couldn’t even taste the icky wheatgrass. Being the loving boyfriend that he is (and the fact I didn’t really give him a choice), he shared his with me. Definitely following in his footsteps next time.
Also, make sure to keep an eye out for their demonstration kitchen. It’s a pop-up that a legit chef cooks a specific meal in front of you.
While we were there we got to see how to cut and prepare squid. Told ya you’d never get bored there..