Borough Market

After eating my way around Europe, I’ve come down to the conclusion that the U.S. needs more food markets! The first food market that I went to was Borough Market in London. Inside was clean, spacious, and held a large variety of food, drinks, and products. Essentially, it is the modern-day food lover’s heaven.

Borough Market London

I arrived pretty hungry, so I bought the first thing I tried – seafood paella. Little did I know that I’d eat much more of this delicious Spanish dish later in Spain!

Paella Borough Market
Spent a total of 5 pounds. Food can be affordable too, even in London!

The only bummer was there were no places to sit inside the market, so I sat outside on steps that faced this beautiful cathedral while enjoying my food. That’s another thing that America doesn’t have a lot of – really old, really intricate cathedrals and churches.

Southwark Cathedral
Southwark Cathedral

After satisfying my hunger, I was ready to walk around the market to see what else it had. I was so excited to see all kinds of goods – fruit, wine, cheese, pastries, lavender from France, and even exotic truffle oils that I sampled with bread. Verdict? As prized as they are, truffles aren’t for me…

Borough Market London

Borough Market London

Borough Market London
That was a pretty awesome ATM!

Cheese in Borough Market London

This part of the market, Green Market, had stalls that sold a ton of pastries. So how could I resist grabbing a chocolate-filled goody for myself? Again, little did I know that bread + nutella would be all I’d eat in the next few weeks for breakfast!

Green Borough Market London

I felt that this trip to Borough Market was somewhat rushed, as I could’ve spent even more time (and probably money) perusing the many different stalls. This just means that I’ll have to eat here again (and introduce this foodie heaven to friends) when I return to London some day!

Have you ever been to Borough Market? Are there any great food markets in your city?

Thanks for reading!


  • Stefanie Meier

    your blog is beautiful x

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  • Food markets are always a lot of fun. Even if you don’t eat everything, it’s nice to have a little browse.

    The Runaway Journal

    • This is absolutely true. I’d have a new pasttime if we had more of these in the states!

  • what a fancy food market!

  • Love Borough Market and yes, the small square behind the Cathedral is the best place to have lunch!!

  • Kim

    Ahh next time I’m in London I’ll be sure to visit all the markets! If you ever visit Seattle, you must see Pike Place Market as I’m sure you’d love it there too!

    • Yeah there are so many! I’d visit all the markets I can next time! I’ve never been to Seattle (and Portland is also on my list of “places to go”), but I’ve heard about Pike Place. Thanks for the reminder!