Tale #10 Duke of York Square Food Market

This is one of my favorite food markets in London – it has all the allure of Borough market without the massive crowds. You can definitely circle through this place multiple times to see whats on offer before making any purchasing decisions. The majority of vendors are pretty friendly (with the exception of the vendor at Rainforest Creations who gave me a lot of finger wagging for all my photographing). Whatever.

Unless I have a legitimate reason, like a massive hangover or I am at a different food market, I am always at this market on a Saturday morning. The reasons are numerous — King’s Road is just gorgeous, this market has every type of food you could want (with the exception of some Chinese food hmm must remedy this), the Saatchi gallery is right there, there’s tons of shopping, places to sit in the square to eat and enjoy your food, the list goes on. Also, awesomely, whatever you can’t get at the market, you can just pop into Patridge’s and get it there. You will not go home empty-handed or with any empty stomach. What is not to love about this market?

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With food from fresh oysters to chorizo burgers to Caribbean goat stew to Hibiscus juice, I’m going to highlight some of my favorite stalls:

French Cheeses – The best Comté cheese

The Borough Cheese Company – Any kind of cheese you could want or didn’t know you wanted…

Wapping Sourdough Bakery – Naturally leavened organic breads from a sourdough culture including cornbread sourdough, rye sourdough, olive breadsticks, cheese breadsticks and homemade sourdough crust pizza slices

The Ethiopian Coffee Company – Roasted Arabica bean coffee from the Ethiopian Highlands
Cookies and Cream – A selection of English fudge; the vanilla and chocolate swirl is particularly tasty
Goldsmith’s Salt Beef Bar – Middle Eastern Kosher Salt Beef sandwiches on your choice of a bagel or rye bread with mustard and pickles
Nana Moroccan Cuisine – Speciality cuisine from Tangier, Morocco with beauties such as Chicken or vegetable pastilla, vegetable or lamb tagine with cous cous 
Some photographs from the market highlighting its diverse delicacies:
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Chango empanadas – £2 each or 6 for £10

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The Somerset Ploughman – Supplying the 4 C’s – Cider, Cheese, Chutney and Curds

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Rummanco West Indian Foods – they do catering as well for weddings, etc.

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Duck confit sandwich £5

Woodward's Farm in Cambridgeshire supplying fresh farm-reared meats and dairy products

Woodward’s Farm in Cambridgeshire supplying fresh farm-reared meats and dairy products

Coriander beef, grilled chilli chicken, prawn and bean, vegetarian quinoto

Coriander beef, grilled chilli chicken, prawn and bean, vegetarian quinoto

Cookies and Cream - each piece £2.50

Cookies and Cream fudge – each piece £2.50

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Comptoir Gourmand the French Patisserie

Comptoir Gourmand the French Patisserie

Comptoir Gourmand the French Patisserie

Coconut water £3

Coconut water £3

Rainforest creations - fresh juices

Rainforest creations – fresh juices

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Hot salt beef bagel £5

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Maldon Oyster Company – Pacific oysters and shellfish from River Blackwater Fishery, England

Wapping Sourdough Bakery

Wapping Sourdough Bakery

Wapping Sourdough Bakery

Wapping Sourdough Bakery

Rainha Santa Portugese Foods - Honeys, preserves and marmalades from Portugal

Rainha Santa Portugese Foods – Honeys, preserves and marmalades from Portugal

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Timmy’s Pies £3.95

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Nana Moroccan Cuisine

Nana Moroccan Cuisine

For a complete list of all the vendors at this market, please see the official Duke of York Square website.

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