Located right under London Bridge, this market is packed to the brim with everything good in this world. Ok there are no puppies or kittens, but food-wise, it is Mecca. I’m talking pastries, juices, pies, wine, cheese, veggies, sweets, coffee, and even a serve of smashed avo if you’re lucky!
Already, I’ve dragged Ben and my friend Alex along (yes on separate occasions, and yes, I have plans to go again this weekend), in an attempt to look, smell, and taste every single bit of food from every single stall.
As this may take a little while to achieve, I’ve decided to write about some of my top recommendations in the interim (along with some pretty pictures for those of you who are more visual). But have no fear, this will be updated very soon I’m sure… I’m thinking ‘Burrowing into the Borough Market parts 2, 3, 40…
- First things first, coffee! Please welcome my new favourite stall, Change Please. This coffee is the best I’ve ever had for one very special reason. Change Please helps train up people experiencing homelessness to become baristas and also provides support with housing, bank accounts and mental wellbeing. The coffee was actually pretty alright for London (I can’t pretend it’s any thing like a Market Street coffee, but nothing here is), but the feeling you get knowing that you’ve helped someone so early in your day is unbeatable. Check them out here www.changeplease.org
- Next up, MUSHIES. I know this whole “I’m Australian” thing is getting old, but I’m Australian so I love mushrooms. Turnip create the most incredible mushroom on toast experience; they’re salty, creamy and very moreish (which is lucky because the serving is super generous)
- Khanom krok… yep I had no idea what these were either. But holy crap have I been missing out. Khanom krok are tiny little coconut puddings, which taste like a bounty crossed with condensed milk crossed with sticky rice. Ok, so I clearly have no idea what they taste like, but take my word for it and give them a go, you will not be disappointed
- Sticking with the sweet theme, you can’t go past the stall entirely dedicated to fudge. When I was here last year I bought a box (mostly just of the pretty ones) and stored them in a glass jar. They looked so cute on my kitchen bench, but still to this day I have no idea how I managed not to eat them all straight away!
- I’m just going to leave this picture of cinnamon buns here, because they don’t need any further explanation…
- I bought a couple of seconds bags of chocolate truffles (mainly because I didn’t have enough cash to buy the real deal, but also because I love an underdog, and these guys looked like they just wanted someone to love them). Would definitely buy again.
So that’s a wrap on the Brough Market for now… anyone else feeling hungry??
**Disclaimer: If you’re still sticking with reading this blog, prepare yourself for many, many more market posts. I’m talking clothes markets, coffee markets, vintage markets, or the ultimate kind of market; the Christmas market!