When exploring London’s food markets, it’s easy to be led between stalls by your stomach as it hungrily scouts out free tasters. But these edible treats, in our humble opinion, are certainly products worth investing in (for the long term).
1. Mushroom Pate by Pate Moi
This is quite honestly the most deliciously tasting and textured mushroom pate you will ever try. It’s great on toast, stirred into pasta or baked on top of chicken – they have loads of interesting recipes for you to try out on their website. If you’re a fungi fan, we guarantee it will quickly become a staple ingredient in your fridge! You’ll find Pate Moi stalls in Borough Market on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and at Venn Street Market on Saturdays. They also are now stocked in Selfridges.
2. Granuesli® by Mini Magoo’s
Mini Magoo’s sell a wide selection of cereals which are all additive-free, oil-free and salt-free (yay to health!). They also have gluten-free, nut-free and wheat-free varieties, so everyone can happily enjoy crunching. One thing you must try, however, is their trademarked Granuesli®. You guessed it – a delicious combination of muesli and granola. You can buy it as it comes, or try it infused with blueberry, ginger or dates. You can find their stalls at Borough Market and Spitalfields Market or shop online here.
3. Biltong by Cannon & Cannon
The British Charcuterie serve up some seriously tasty meats, a must-try being their biltong. This air dried meat, originating from South Africa, is lean and surprisingly healthy. Cannon and Cannon’s biltong is made by their very own South African (so you know it’s good and authentic). Find their stalls at both Herne Hill and Borough Market, or shop online here.
4. Cheese by Une Normande à Londres
This is what cheese dreams are made of! Out of all of the cheese on offer at Une Normande à Londres, we’d highly recommend their Coulommiers Graindorge. It’s texture is soft and creamy, like Camembert, but it has an even richer, more indulgent taste. If you swing by Venn Street Market on a Saturday or Borough Market (and give your cheesiest grin) you’re bound to get some tasters of your own before you make up your mind.
5. Hemp Bruffles by Themptation
We know what you’re thinking, but these aren’t the naughty ‘hemp’ brownies you’ll find in Amsterdam coffee shops. They do taste extremely naughty though. If you have to go for one thing, make it the hybrid Hemp Bruffles (brownie truffles). The hemp, for whatever reason, makes the brownie mix extra rich and moist. You’ll find Themptation at Venn Street Market and Oval on alternating Saturdays and at Ally Pally and Winchmore Hill Farmer’s Market on Sundays.
6. Mini Burger Cupcakes by Cupcakes and SHHHT
As well as an exceptional range of cupcakes, cookies and fudge trays, Cupcakes and Shhht also have a wide raw, vegan and gluten free range. They keep their ingredients natural and continue to serve up new flavours and experimental bakes – such as these adorable little burger cupcakes. You’ll find their stall within Camden Lock Market, but you can also shop their ‘shhht’ online here.
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