Thursday, December 22, 2011

Borough Market!



I think I found my favorite market in London.

It is called Borough Market!

It is right off of the London Bridge tube stop and is definitely worth going to.

I know I will be going there at least once a month from now on.

Loved it.

The whole market is a food market. It is catered for people who love food, like me.

There are different vendors with all of these homemade, gourmet foods to sell.

I was in heaven with all the samples, and tastings.

It blew Costco samples out of the water. :)




Bread.

There was lots and lots of bread.

Not just any bread, but good, chewy, fresh, European bread.

We were lucky that we were there towards the end of the day, because they were doing buy 1 loaf get 1 loaf free. So we jumped on that deal and got a walnut bread loaf and a sourdough loaf.




Chocolate.

I mean, who doesn't love it right?

And European chocolate is made in heaven, it is so good.

This place sold boxes of chocolates and normal goodies...

but the cool thing was that they sold "mis-shaped bags" of chocolates that were mess ups from the factory that couldn't be sold normally.

So they bagged them up and sold them for a great price.

It is a gamble, because you don't know what kinds are in your bag when you buy it.

"Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're gonna get."

Our bag had some chocolate hazelnut centers, seafoam, chocolate ginger and others.


Cheese.

Fresh, organic, yummy, cheese.

This place knows how to make some good cheese.

They gave us this sample that was divine.

They took a certain kind of cheese and grilled it with salt and then cut off little pieces for us to try. Wow. It was kind of crispy on the outside but gooey in the middle. So good.

They also were making grilled cheese sandwiches with their cheese,

so we bought one and shared it.

Yum!


Nate enjoying his fresh gourmet grilled cheese sandwich.


Fudge.

Funny story...

Most of the booths here have samples.

You just go up and help yourself, take one, and be done.

So I go up to this booth, grab a piece of fudge and eat it.

Nate turns me around and says, "What are you doing? You just stole that! That wasn't a sample!" I told him that I thought it was a sample, and that it looked like a sample.

I guess I got a little too excited.

Nate told me that the guy working there saw me take it.

I was embarrassed and started walking away.

Nate was polite and bought some from the guy to make up for his wife stealing some.

You know me....such a thief! :)

So Nate came back with a little baggy of different kinds of fudge for us to try.

Kind of a waste of $ too, cause the piece I "stole" wasn't even that good.

My mom's fudge is ten times better.













Here are some more pictures of the different booths.

They had everything you could imagine!

I only wished that my stomach and my wallet were bigger so I could have bought more things!

They had pies, tarts, jams, mustards, syrups, granola, licorice, meats, jerkies, cookies, cakes, candies, pastries, currys, homemade pastas, salsas, baklavas, Turkish delights, hummous, etc....

The list goes on and on.

Burough Market with definitely be seeing me again soon.

And I will try not to "steal" this time....

but I can't make any promises.

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