Wednesday, 6 June 2007

Borough vs Broadway

I went to Borough Market on Saturday. In terms of London markets it's not my first choice. It's a shame - there's no denying the fact that food-wise you won't really see such a good (if somewhat over-priced) selection anywhere else in London. But It does fill me with the feeling that I've been tricked into going to the Madame Tussauds of the food world...

On the other side of the coin I have happily been going to Broadway Market in Hackney for the past couple of years or so. It certainly does have it's fair share of yummy mummy regulars, but this little market has helped me give up supermarkets without costing a penny more, or sacrificing the food I eat. In fact, if anything I would say it costs less. As a shopper you're not sucked into buying all the extras that seduce you as you wander around the traditional supermarket. Not only that but I can buy fresh local organic meat, good cheeses and lots of other things too. In fact one of the highlights is that it is the only place I have found in London selling raw whole milk (which incidentally, has had no dodgy side-affects whatsoever, and is absolutely delicious!)

ps - not proud of my link there to an article by the Daily Mail, but sadly it was the only relevant one I could find!

pps - photo credit to Mr Royston Beddard


Linda said...

As a cider drinker, Emma I'm surprised you didn't check out New Forest Cider while you were at Borough! Barry makes lovely real cider and he's the only reason for visiting the place really. Details on the ukcider wiki :-)

Emma said...

I will check it out next time - really my only defence is that I was accompanied by my Grandparents!