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A day at the Borough Market

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I don’t want to keep plugging things to do in London, because I know most people won’t get a chance to be here.  On the other hand, if you do ever get to London, then here is another place that you should definitely visit.  The Borough Market, located next to Southwark Cathedral near London Bridge, has been continually ranked as the top outdoor food market in London.  The food here is outstanding, and surprisingly affordable.  The market has a number of butchers, fish mongers, fruit and veg dealers, olives and cheese, cheese, cheese.  Also, several of the traders offer GF breads and cakes.  Many will also be able to tell you if their goods are GF.  It is only open on Fridays and Saturdays, where Friday is usually much calmer with fewer vendors and visitors.  Saturday, on the other hand, is chock full of both visitors and vendors, and you can sample your way around quite easily before finally deciding on a purchase.

Hands down, some of the best food I’ve had in London has come from Borough Market.  Sillfield Farm’s bacon and chicken, Monmouth’s coffee, Neal’s Yard Dairy cheeses, that Welsh guy’s cheese, the yogurt vendor who only comes on Saturday, Borough Market Olives, the place that sells artesian cider, Konditor and Cook,  oak-smoked dried tomatoes, I am going to have to stop typing to wipe the drool off of my mouth. 

There are people in green at the various entrances to help you find your way, and one of the nice things about Borough Market is the sense of community between the shoppers and the vendors.  It’s nice to go to a place where people are quite passionate about making your life taste better, especially if it’s a GF life.

Oh yeah, and what has got to be the ultimate GF answer to a greasy burger on the street, that odd potato, pickle and cheese concoction made by Kappacasein, really does taste as good as it smells.

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About Kara

I am what happens when you combine a WWII enthusiast, an environmentalist and a frugal celiac/coeliac.

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