Do you love a nibble? I love a nibble. It’s fair to say my boyfriend and I love a food fair, and it’s high up there as one of our most favourite things to do. Probably because there’s just nothing better than getting to try lots of things, rather than just one dish.
Even when we go on holiday or have a long weekend away we’ll always try to find out if there’s a local food market happening. For me, one of the best things about travelling, is being able to explore new foods and only in a local market do you get a real feel for the place, and it’s the only time to try the real local dishes.
This weekend just gone we were completely free from any responsibilities. The sun was shining and as it’s sometimes just as much fun playing on our own doorstep we hopped on the train into London. Together we set off, excited and with empty stomachs all prepared and ready to feast!
I’m sure the other passengers must have heard my tummy rumbling!
Kensington Food Market
We’d heard that London’s Night Food Market was on at Kensington Perks Field and from the lineup on the website we knew we’d be in for a treat. To taste food like this, you’d normally need to book way in advance.
It’s on until the 18th of this month and if all of this ‘tickles your tastebuds‘, you can get two tickets for the price of one using the code LONDON at the checkout! Cheap as chips too!
Don’t forget to tweet about your day using the
#LONDONLOVESFOOD. Remember – take cash and arrive hungry!
The name is a little misleading however as on a weekend it’s also open from 11-4pm and then again for the night session at 5pm. Make sure you check the website for full details though.
Grazing in London’s spring sunshine is hard to beat so we began, actually I was on my own with this one, by eating a total cheese feast of a toastie from The Cheese Truck.
I’d recently invested in their Crowdcube fundraising for the Camden shop so I was mega excited to finally taste their wares. I wasn’t disappointed! #keepitcheesy
This was quickly followed by a fresh coconut. Perfect!
My boyfriend went for the vegan curry and after having a little taste I decided the peanut one was my fave.
For our final snack of the day we shared a portion of fried plantain – AMAZING! We’re going to make a curry ourselves with this soon and I think we’d both agree that this was definitely a highlight.
The best thing about this food market is that all the stands are local and all represent the huge diversity of food culture offered in the city. Vegan, Dairy Free, Gluten free – all welcome! Everyone can enjoy something here.
Full, refreshed and with a little more energy we left Kensington and wandered over to Portobello Road to people-watch and bargain hunt at the market. Always fun!
Spotting lots of graffiti and wall art along the way
Portobello is chock-a-full with antique shops & nick-nack stores. The perfect spot for sunny afternoon wanderings. You’ll be able to watch and be entertained by the best of street performers.
It’s also one of the best places to buy fresh flowers too.
Portobello has a flow to it; first up it’s the antiques, then the tourist tack, the food stalls, and then by the time you get right to the end, its vintage clothes galore. There’s something to suit everyone. When I last went with my Mum and brother they loved it!
I occasionally wish that we lived in London. You’re spoiled for choice with great fresh produce and there’s always a market around the corner where you can get hold of the best stuff. You’d never need to go to the supermarket would you? So..who wants to buy me a pretty pastel town house in Notting Hill? Anyone…?