There were three to choose from and I picked them all.
Lemon curd, vanilla custard, and honeycomb caramel. London’s best doughnuts. They were indeed.
Our first visit to the Borough Markets was all colour and noise and bustle and so much excitement. We had managed to arrive at lunchtime on a Thursday.
But mostly it was because of Bread Ahead. Cam had come across them weeks and weeks ago before we’d even left Australia. (He still refuses to reveal his source. Rude.)
Bread Ahead’s bakery is based within the markets, where they also run a baking school. So many choices! Which one will I choose? Maybe I can pick them all. Just like with the doughnuts!
I’m not saying it’s my dream job. But my expression isn’t fooling anyone, is it?
Cam was also pretty impressed. He enjoyed a scotch egg (on a bed of rocket) from ScotchTails.
We somehow found room for Wild Boar Tortellini (with olive oil & parmesan) from La Tua Pasta.
On our second visit to the markets (several days later when my heart rate had slowed down) we tried their Mushroom Tortellini (this time with tomato sauce & parmesan). It was also delicious. They make a gnocchi stuffed with tomato, basil & mozzarella which I can’t stop thinking about. I should probably visit again tomorrow.
The Brindisa shop is already one of my favourites. I’m eager to try out their Tapas bar too.
We were offered their smoked anchovies to sample. Imagine them atop a slathering of scrambled eggs on a buttered baguette. Breakfast bliss!
Another shop I’ll be back to in a hurry is Chegworth Valley. Their Cox & Bramley Juice (two varieties of apple, not berries as I had suspected. Bramley / Bramble. Close enough?) was so refreshing. In fact, their farm in Kent is having an Open Day this Sunday 10 August. But we’ll be in Brighton for a day trip. Poor us.