Borough market is fantastic… There is so much on offer, all beautifully arranged. The mind boggles as to how food can be presented so well with each item being such a high standard. Many of the stalls are organic too. The market first traded in the 11th Century and now with over a 100 stalls of fresh fruit and vegetables, flowers, meats, cheeses and a plethora of things to eat for lunch, it’s my number one place to spend a morning.
The full market is open Thursday to Saturday each week although Saturday is extremely busy but that adds to the charm! There is a HUGE selection of British and French cheeses and a few stalls away will be chutney’s, lovingly made to accompany your cheese. It’s a place to browse, savour the delights of top-notch produce and try things you have never had before.
Rubies in the Rubble deserves a particular mention because they make great conserves and chutney but they use discarded fruit and vegetables from growers and distributors who would otherwise throw it part of their produce away. Rubies in the Rubble are savvy. Also they recruit their workforce from people who are struggling to get back into work, investing time and talent in training them to be connoisseurs.
Luckily, they are not just exclusive to Borough market but can be found across Britain and in some Waitrose shops. Check their website for more information and support a great cause by buying some of their handmade products.