London's Borough Market is awesome. We loved it so much that we went two days in a row. It had a great vibe, friendly vendors that were really passionate about their products, and obviously some of the best eating options.
Neal's Yard Dairy has an extensive selection of British cheeses. I ended up bringing home a chunk of Harbourne Blue, a goat's milk cheese that's tangy yet subtly sweet, and Westcombe Cheddar, a firm, crumbly, sharp and nutty cheese.
We stopped by fish! kitchen's take-away stand for a fried mackerel bap (left) which was the perfect mix of crunchy, battered fish, tangy homemade tartar sauce and a pillowy soft bun. Followed by a pork belly sandwich from Roast To Go stuffed with juicy pork, crunchy crackling and smeared with sweet applesauce.We weren't through though. We also shared a steak and kidney pie from Pieminister. The crust was flaky; the filling rich and saucy. A perfect combo.
The next day we started with a fatty, salty and delicious duck sandwich from the Market Quarter. I actually think it was duck confit that was then sauteed on a paella pan until hot and slightly crisp.
And finished with a sit-down meal at fish! restaurant. The fish and chips were just ok, but Joe enjoyed the fish pie.
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