The last few days of my trip were spent wandering around London and enjoying London’s excellent food scene.
My favorite of the markets (of any market, anywhere really) was the Real Food Market at the Southbank Centre. Near the London Eye, the Southbank Centre is a complex of art venues, and is really a great place to visit. It has a really awesome community garden.
The Real Food Market is held Friday-Sunday, and has everything from fresh produce, honey, curry cooking in giant pots, to locally brewed craft beer. I feasted on the best roasted hog sandwich and a local lager.
The other amazing market I went to was Borough Market, one of the oldest markets in London. Borough Market sold more gourmet type products, both local and global, as well as produce. For a food lover like me, these markets both felt like little slices of heaven.
We also visited Chin-Chin Labs, a nitrogen ice cream place, which was absolutely phenomenal. I had the peanut butter popcorn icecream with white chocolate covered potato chips and caramel pretzels as a topping. It was too good to share, so us fatties each got our own.
And the irony is, after eating all of this amazing food, this is what I miss most from the UK that I can’t get in the US.