Thursday, 10 September 2015

Druid Street Food Market


For a while Maltby Market was the alternative Borough Market for those in the know and for those who didn't want to be trampled by tourists while sampling fine food. Now that Maltby Market has been discovered by tout-London and alternative to the alternative foodie market has sprung up on the other side of the tracks on Druid Street. I went to check it out.

Druid Street Food Market

I met my friend there for the Bermondsey Beer Mile Crawl, which also goes through Druid Street, since a few of the breweries are located here as well. We thought it would be a good idea to start off with some food, before consuming copious amounts of beer. Eating is not cheating in my book; it's just a smart way of not ending up hugging a toilet bowl after a pub, or in this case, a brewery crawl.

Druid Street Food Market

To call Druid Street Market a market, might be slightly too enthusiastic. True, there are a handful of foodstalls selling their cured hams and grilled oysters from underneath the railway arches or stalls.

Druid Street Food Market

 You can get you bio fruit and veg at Bioscheme, kimchi and other unusal pickles on toasties at Fat by Freddie and British charcuterie at Blackhand Charcuterie.

Druid Street is not car free, so while you're nibbling on the ice cream sandwich from Blu Top, you need to dodge the traffic that goes by.

Druid Street Food Market

We opted for savoury muffins from Peyton and Byrne where they also sell some good looking cakes of the sweet variety.

Druid Street Food Market

Druid Street Market has got potential, if the council makes this stretch of Druid Street car-free, more merchants and subsequently, more visitors will follow. Although judging by the signs in the adjourning residential gardens, the residents would rather see it fail.

Let's see what happens.

Druid Street Market is on from 9 am- 4 pm on Saturdays.

Druid Street Food Market

8 comments:

  1. Mmm gosh those cakes look good!!! Even if the word market might be a bit ambitious it looks like a nice little event to have on each week :) I had no idea this existed in London so thanks for the heads up, I'll have to check it out!

    Laura @ What's Hot?

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    1. I do think that this is a food market to watch. It is super close to Maltby and that one is very popular already.

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  2. I might have to give this place a try! I recently visited the Street Feast at Dalston Yard and have become a bit obsessed with all things Food Festival!

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    1. Oh I missed that one. I am like you, I love foodie festivals.

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  3. This sounds fab - love your photos too! Shame about the traffic though - hopefully it's something that will be taken into account!

    Beth x

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    1. We will just have to wait and see I guess. Fingers crossed.

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  4. Ah, I live close to London bridge and regularly frequent Borough Market and Maltby, but didn't even know this existed !

    I'm dying to pop by. Thanks for the tip.

    Ko x
    Almost Everything

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