A Culinary Adventure at Borough Market

Borough Market Entrance

Welcome, food enthusiasts and explorers of gastronomic delights, to the heart of London’s vibrant culinary scene – Borough Market. Nestled in the shadow of the iconic Southwark Cathedral, Borough Market stands as a haven for food lovers, a place where history, tradition, and innovation converge to create a feast for the senses.

As you step into Borough Market, you’ll find yourself surrounded by an eclectic blend of aromas, colors, and textures. Established in the 12th century, this historic market has evolved into a food lover’s paradise, showcasing the best of British and international produce. The market has stood witness to centuries of culinary transformations, making it a treasure trove of stories and flavors.

Whether you’re a seasoned foodie or someone simply looking to explore the rich tapestry of London’s culinary heritage, Borough Market is a must-visit destination. With its historic charm, diverse offerings, and the spirit of community, this market promises a memorable and delicious adventure for all who step into its lively embrace. So, don your walking shoes, bring your appetite, and follow us along as we savor the flavors of London at Borough Market!

The Ginger Pig

The Ginger Pig in Borough Market is a carnivore’s haven, an artisan butcher shop that stands out as a beacon of quality and tradition amidst the vibrant food scene of London. Nestled within the historic Borough Market, The Ginger Pig has earned a well-deserved reputation for its commitment to providing premium meats, sourced with meticulous care and prepared with an artisanal touch.

Today we sampled the Sausage Rolls. A decadent sausage roll in a puff pastry. It’s dense, filling meat lovers dream. Eat one of these, and you might be skipping your next meal.

Humble Crumble

Humble Crumble” in Borough Market is a delightful oasis for those with a sweet tooth, offering a heavenly array of crumbles that evoke warmth, nostalgia, and the comforting flavors of home-baked desserts. Nestled amidst the eclectic stalls of Borough Market, this charming bakery specializes in crafting crumbles that are as humble in name as they are indulgent in taste.

The menu at Humble Crumble is a symphony of flavors, with each crumble presenting a unique and delightful combination. Classic apple crumble, mixed berry medleys, and inventive pairings like rhubarb and ginger are just a glimpse of the diverse offerings. The fruit fillings burst with natural sweetness, while the crumbly, buttery topping provides the perfect balance of texture and richness.

Fish!

“Fish!” or “Fish!Kitchen” in Borough Market is a foodie haven. This bustling seafood stall stands out amidst the diverse offerings of Borough Market, serving up the finest of a classic British dish, Fish & Chips.

Neal’s Yard Dairy

Neal’s Yard Dairy is renowned for its commitment to high-quality artisanal cheeses. Established in 1979, the shop played a pivotal role in the revival of interest in traditional British farmhouse cheeses. Started in the colorful Neal’s Yard courtyard in Covent Garden, the shop is celebrated for its selection of carefully curated cheeses sourced from small-scale producers across the UK.

The shop we visited today is in Borough Market, of course. It continues to dedicate itself to promoting the craft of cheesemaking, supporting local producers, and offering customers a diverse array of cheeses with distinct flavors, textures, and characteristics.

I recommend you stop in a get a couple blocks of cheese to try. If you’re full from all the other food you’ve had, take some back to your hotel room with you and have as a snack at night. Most of the cheese are fine without refrigeration for 24 hours. If you’re not sure, tell the cheesemonger your intentions and they’ll point you in the right direction.

Longboys

Longboys is a new shop to the Borough Yards area of the market. They make “finger donuts” that are stuffed with various fillings. It’s a cool concept, but in my opinion, is poorly executed. We tried the Sticky Toffee, Date and Pecan and a Lemon Meringue. The donuts were just not very good. We each tried a bite and then tossed them in the trash. I’d encourage you to skip this stop and save your calories for something else.

Bread Ahead

After a disappointing let down at Longboys, we were pleased to sample one of the world famous Creme Brule donuts from Bread Ahead. Folks, this thing is amazing. Healthy, no. Full of calories and fat and all the bad things, yes. But do you need to drop what you’re doing and try one? Absolutely.

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