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.
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!
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.
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…
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!
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?
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