Every now and again it’s nice to take a break from the norm and explore new tastes. This is especially applicable to me and food. Last week I discovered the Real Food Market located at London’s South Bank Centre Square, and ventured there last Saturday.

UPDATE – the Real Food market has now moved to King’s Cross!

The market has a vast range of great produce, and for three days each week, you can buy fresh, high quality food and drink direct from the rising stars of London’s street food scene.

It began with bruschetta covered in sun-dried tomatoes and chilli…

Bruschetta at the Real Food Market

Simon eating bruschetta at the Real Food Market
…which was then washed down with a mulled wine (I started early this year given I missed winter last year).
Mulled Wine - Real Food Market, South bank, London

We then had a wander around the market, covering slow cooked Moroccan dishes and tasty, spice-infused curries.

Slow cooked, spicy curries - Real Food Market, South bank, London

 

Slow cooked lamb - Real Food Market, South bank, London

 

Moroccan harissa chicken wraps - Real Food Market, South bank, London

 

Korean BBQ and Indian curries - Real Food Market, South Bank, London

By this point my salivating had become a little anti-social, so I decided to dive in for a duck brioche with truffle honey, topped with blue cheese.

The Frenchie - Duck Brioche - Real Food Market, South Bank, London

 

Duck Brioche ingredients - Real Food Market, South Bank, London

Voila – the finished duck brioche, complete with crackling and rocket.

Duck brioche topped with blue cheese - Real Food Market, South Bank, London

It. Was. Delicious. As proven by this ‘do not interrupt‘ face.

Devouring a duck brioche topped with blue cheese - Real Food Market, South Bank, London

We then had a wander around the other stalls – veg, meat, cheeses, polish delis, organic hog roast, churros and chocolate, bread, and fruit deserts.

Veg stall - Real Food Market, South Bank, London

 

Organic hog roast - Real Food Market, South Bank, London

 

Focaccia and other breads - Real Food Market, South Bank, London

 

Scotch egg selection - Real Food Market, South Bank, London

 

Poppy & Sebastian - Fruit Deserts - Real Food Market, South Bank, London

 

Churros and chocolate - Real Food Market, South Bank, London

 

Cheese stall - Real Food Market, South Bank, London

After a couple of hours walking around and tasting all the produce, it was almost time for the Lord Mayors Show fireworks, so we grabbed a pint of mulled cider and headed to Waterloo Bridge.

Lord Mayors Show Fireworks - November 2013

 

Lord Mayors Show Fireworks - November 2013

The Real Food Market is a fantastic afternoon or evening out, so give it a try next time you’re near the South Bank.

The market is open most weekends between August and December, between 12pm – 8pm. Keep an eye out for the special Christmas Food Market on the 19th – 22nd December too.

Some stalls have mulled wine, mulled cider (brandy optional) and real ale, so you won’t go thirsty.

Take some cash and an empty belly – I can’t promise fireworks though, sorry 🙂

Enjoy!

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